06.04.2017
CSKA – Olympiacos game is meaningless for the final standings but it is still very interesting for the fans as a clash of grands…
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Game of prestige
CSKA – Olympiacos game is meaningless for the final standings but it is still very interesting for the fans as a clash of grands.

Real, CSKA and Olympiacos clinched first, second and third places respectively in the EuroLeague regular season. 5 games will influence the playoff brackets in the last week: Fenerbahce – Barcelona, Maccabi – PAO, Baskonia – Zalgiris, Darussafaka – Crvena Zvezda and Real – Anadolu Efes. Places 5-9 will be distributed as a result of the games. The Army Men fans are following the fate of position 7 – it may be taken by Baskonia or Zvezda.

“Any game matters,” CSKA head coach Dimitris Itoudis said. “Maybe the standings are not affected but we are the competitors, and we have competitive and serious team in front of us. So we want to be focused and aggressive on both ends of the floor. We don’t think about possible playoff matchup.”

“Relativity” connections


Olympiacos coach Giannis Sfairopoulos was an assistant coach with CSKA Moscow during the 2011-12 season, during which CSKA reached the EuroLeague championship game, but lost to Olympiacos. Four current CSKA players remain from that squad: Milos Teodosic, Nikita Kurbanov, Andrey Vorontsevich and Victor Khryapa.

Milos Teodosic spent four seasons with Olympiacos early in his career between 2007 and 2011. He won the 2010 Euroleague MVP, helped the Reds to a pair of Final Four appearances and was a teammate of current Olympiacos players Vassilis Spanoulis, Kostas Papanikolaou and Georgios Printezis.

Kyle Hines spent two seasons with Olympiacos from 2011 through 2013 and helped the Reds win back-to-back Euroleague titles. He was a teammate there of four current Olympiacos players: Vassilis Spanoulis, Georgios Printezis, Kostas Papanikolaou and Vangelis Mantzaris.

Spanoulis spent four seasons (2005-06, 2007-10) with Panathinaikos when Dimitris Itoudis and Andreas Pistiolis worked on the team’s coaching staff.

Joel Freeland and Olympiacos forward Georgios Printezis were teammates at Unicaja Malaga for two seasons, from 2009 to 2011.

Important numbers


Nando De Colo has recorded a performance index rating in double figures in 14 straight and 53 of his last 54 EuroLeague games, and he has scored in double figures in 14 straight and 25 of his last 26 games. He leads the league this season with an average performance index rating of 22.4 and ranks second in scoring this season with 20 points per game.

De Colo has scored at least 15 points in nine consecutive games.

De Colo is ranked first in EuroLeague history in free throw accuracy. He has made 93.1% of his free throws.

Milos Teodosic has made 29 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague games.

Milos Teodosic has hit at least 1 three-pointer in 20 of his last 21 EuroLeague games.

Milos Teodosic leads the EuroLeague this season with 7.3 assists per game. He is in third place all-time in assists with 1,098. Vassilis Spanoulis is second with 1,101 career assists.

Teodosic ranks fifth in the EuroLeague this season with an index rating of 17.3.

Milos Teodosic is fourth on the all-time scoring charts with 2,703 points. He needs 36 points to catch Marcus Brown for third place on the all-time EuroLeague scoring charts.

Victor Khryapa has 157 blocked shots in his EuroLeague career. He is fifth on the all-time list. Kyle Hines is sixth with 153 blocks. Stephane Lasme is ranked fourth with 160 career rejections.

Victor Khryapa is eighth on the all-time EuroLeague charts with 236 steals. Real Madrid forward Jonas Maciulis is seventh with 238 and counting.

Aaron Jackson is 6 points shy of the 1,000-point milestone and 3 triples shy of reaching the century mark for his EuroLeague career.

Joel Freeland needs 3 offensive rebounds to reach the century mark for his EuroLeague career.

Past matchups


Wins/losses: 20-12
1994-95 – European Championship for Men’s Clubs. Quarterfinals. CSKA – Olympiacos: 95-65 (+30)
1994-95 – European Championship for Men’s Clubs. Quarterfinals. Olympiacos – CSKA:
86-77 (-9)
1994-95 – European Championship for Men’s Clubs. Quarterfinals. Olympiacos – CSKA:
79-54 (-25)
1995-96 – European Championship for Men’s Clubs. Semifinal Round. CSKA – Olympiacos:
96-91 (+5)
1995-96 – European Championship for Men’s Clubs. Semifinal Round. Olympiacos – CSKA:
72-78 (+6)
1996-97 – Euroleague. Qualification Round. Olympiacos – CSKA:
82-51 (-31)
1996-97 – Euroleague. Qualification Round. CSKA – Olympiacos:
70-79 (-9)
1997-98 – Euroleague. Preliminary Round. Olympiacos – CSKA:
86-74 (-12)
1997-98 – Euroleague. Preliminary Round. CSKA – Olympiacos:
77-58 (+19)
1998-99 – Euroleague. Preliminary Round. CSKA – Olympiacos:
75-81 (-6)
1998-99 – Euroleague. Preliminary Round. Olympiacos – CSKA:
74-76 (+2)
2002-03 – Euroleague. Regular Season. CSKA – Olympiacos:
74-67 (+7)
2002-03 – Euroleague. Regular Season. Olympiacos – CSKA:
77-79 (+2)
2003-04 – Euroleague. Top 16. CSKA – Olympiacos:
80-66 (+14)
2003-04 – Euroleague. Top 16. Olympiacos – CSKA:
69-93 (+24)
2006-07 – Euroleague. Top 16. Olympiacos – CSKA:
64-85 (+21)
2006-07 – Euroleague. Top 16. CSKA – Olympiacos:
83-79 (+4)
2007-08 – Euroleague. Regular Season. CSKA – Olympiacos:
88-79 (+9)
2007-08 – Euroleague. Regular Season. Olympiacos – CSKA:
71-67 (-4)
2007-08 – Euroleague. Quarterfinals. CSKA – Olympiacos:
74-76 (-2)
2007-08 – Euroleague. Quarterfinals. Olympiacos – CSKA:
73-83 (+10)
2007-08 – Euroleague. Quarterfinals. CSKA – Olympiacos:
81-56 (+25)
2011-12 – Euroleague. Top 16. Olympiacos – CSKA:
78-86 (+8)
2011-12 – Euroleague. Top 16. CSKA – Olympiacos: 96-64 (+32)
2011-12 – Euroleague. Final. CSKA – Olympiacos: 61-62 (-1)
2012-13 – Euroleague. Semifinal. Olympiacos – CSKA: 69-52 (-17)
2014-15 – Euroleague. Top 16. Olympiacos – CSKA: 84-76 (-8)
2014-15 – Euroleague. Top 16. CSKA – Olympiacos: 76-70 (+6)
2014-15 – Euroleague. Semifinal. Olympiacos – CSKA: 70-68 (-2)
2015-16 – Euroleague. Top 16. CSKA – Olympiacos: 92-85 (+7)
2015-16 – Euroleague. Top 16. Olympiacos – CSKA: 96-99 (+3)
2016-17 – Euroleague. Regular Season. Olympiacos – CSKA: 75-81 (+6)

Short dossier


Olympiacos Pireaus, Greece
Founded: 1925 (1938 – basketball section)
Colors: white, red
Homecourt: Peace and Friendship Stadium (10.845)
Presidents: Panagiotis and Giorgios Angelopoulos
Head Coach: Giannis Sfairopoulos
Website: www.olympiacosbc.gr
Trophy case:
- 3-time Euroleague champions (1997, 2012, 13);
- Intercontinental Cup winners (2013);
- 11-time Greek champions (1949, 1960, 1976, 1978, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2012, 2015);
- 9-time Greek Cup winners (1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1994, 1997, 2002, 2010, 2011)

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УрАл
07 April 11:04
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