Historical neighbors

07.02.2019
CSKA (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
10-time EuroLeague champion Real Madrid visits our team.

Pre-game breakdown


After playing three games in five days the Army Men got the full day off on Monday and got back to work next day.

Only Mikhail Kulagin (foot surgery) remains out. Cory Higgins got back to practices with the team; coaches will decide on his participation after morning shootaround.

Reals Sergio Llull and Trey Tompkins miss the trip to Moscow due to injuries.

Pre-game quotes


Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach:
This will be another game against our historical rival, the game that everybody is waiting for. I am pretty sure that due to the high quality of the players on both sides we can expect very interesting game. I can tell a lot about basketball details, but I will just say that we know their strength and weaknesses, so we are going to be ready.

Nando De Colo, CSKA guard:
We have to stay on our course, to do what we do recently. We have a trust in what the teams doing and we get, what we need. It will be a tough game. We know that Real is coming here to play aggressively, so we have to match it and play with bigger energy.


Relativity connections


CSKA guard Sergio Rodriguez played for Madrid from 2010 to 2016, and in those six seasons made four Final Four appearances, won the 2015 title and was named 2014 EuroLeague MVP. He was a teammate of current Madrid players Sergio Llull and Felipe Reyes for the entire time there, played five seasons under Coach Pablo Laso and was a teammate for five seasons with Rudy Fernandez and Jaycee Carroll. Rodriguez also played alongside Facundo Campazzo, Gustavo Ayon, Trey Thompkins and Jeffrey Taylor during his years in Madrid.

CSKA big man Othello Hunter played for Real Madrid in 2016-17, helped the team compile the best regular season record and reach the Final Four.

Madrid sharpshooter Klemen Prepelic played under current CSKA head coach Dimitris Itoudis at Banvit Bandirma during the 2013-14 season.

CSKA forward Semen Antonov and Madrids Trey Thompkins were teammates at Nizhny Novgorod when the club made its EuroLeague debut in 2014-15.

Big men Nikita Kurbanov of CSKA and Anthony Randolph of Real Madrid were teammates at Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar during the 2014-15 season.

Important numbers


Coach Itoudis has used 11 different players in CSKAs starting lineups this season; no player has started in every EuroLeague game.

Will Clyburn has collected at least 1 steal in 14 consecutive EuroLeague games.

Will Clyburn is fourth in the EuroLeague in average PIR with 18.9 per game this season.

Clyburn ranks fourth in the league in rebounding with 7.1 per game.

Nando De Colo has made at least 1 three-pointer in nine of his last 10 EuroLeague appearances.

De Colo has made 19 straight free throws in EuroLeague games.

Nando De Colo ranks second in free throw accuracy this season with 95.5%.

De Colo is the EuroLeague career leader in free throw accuracy at 93.83%.

Cory Higgins ranks fourth in the league in scoring this season with 14.7 points per game. Nando De Colo is fifth with 14.5.

Higgins ranks second in the league in three-point accuracy this season at 53.7%.

Nikita Kurbanov has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last five EuroLeague games.

Andrey Vorontsevich has made 11 straight free throws in EuroLeague games.

Kyle Hines ranks fourth in EuroLeague history with 196 blocked shots. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv big man Alex Tyus is third with 199 and counting.

Hines is third in EuroLeague history with 478 offensive rebounds.

Hines is 11th in competition history with 1,085 rebounds. Mike Batiste is 10th with 1,117.

Sergio Rodriguez ranks fifth on the EuroLeague all-time charts with 1,029 assists for his career; Barcelona point guard Thomas Heurtel is fourth with 1,103 career assists and counting.

Rodriguez is 10th all-time with 346 three-point shots made; Dimitris Diamantidis is ninth with 372.

Nikita Kurbanov needs 1 more steal to reach 100 for his EuroLeague career.

Daniel Hackett has made 9 straight free throws in EuroLeague games.

Daniel Hackett needs 11 assists to reach 500 for his EuroLeague career.

Past matchups


Wins-losses: 29-1-16

1962-63 Euroleague. Final. Real CSKA: 86-69 (-17)
1962-63 Euroleague. Final. CSKA Real: 91-74 (+17)
1962-63 Euroleague. Final. CSKA Real: 99-80 (+19)
1964-65 Euroleague. Final. CSKA Real: 88-81 (+7)
1964-65 Euroleague. Final. Real CSKA: 76-62 (-14)
1968-69 Euroleague. Group stage. Real CSKA: 67-69 (+2)
1968-69 Euroleague. Group stage. CSKA Real: 78-89 (-11)
1968-69 Euroleague. Final. CSKA Real: 103-99 2 (+4)
1970-71 Euroleague. Group stage. CSKA Real: 73-66 (+7)
1970-71 Euroleague. Group stage. Real CSKA: 58-60 (+2)
1976-77 Euroleague. 2nd group stage. Real CSKA: 92-111 (+19)
1976-77 Euroleague. 2nd group stage. CSKA Real: 113-111 (+2)
1980-81 Euroleague. 2nd group stage. Real CSKA: 104-80 (-24)
1980-81 Euroleague. 2nd group stage. CSKA Real: 85-80 (+5)
1982-83 Euroleague. Group stage. CSKA Real: 90-93 (-3)
1982-83 Euroleague. Group stage. Real CSKA: 91-91 (0)
1984-85 Euroleague. Group stage. CSKA Real: 85-97 (-12)
1984-85 Euroleague. Group stage. Real CSKA: 84-72 (-12)
1994-95 Euroleague. Group stage. Real CSKA: 97-81 (-16)
1994-95 Euroleague. Group stage. CSKA Real: 84-82 (+2)
1995-96 Euroleague. 3rd place game. CSKA Real: 74-73 (+1)
1997-98 Euroleague. 1st group stage. CSKA Real: 90-77 (+13)
1997-98 Euroleague. 1st group stage. Real CSKA: 101-93 (-8)
2001-02 Euroleague. Regular season. CSKA Real: 77-92 (-15)
2001-02 Euroleague. Regular season. Real CSKA: 82-86 (+4)
2002-03 Euroleague. Regular season. CSKA Real: 90-75 (+15)
2002-03 Euroleague. Regular season. Real CSKA: 80-93 (+13)
2004-05 Euroleague. Top 16: Real CSKA: 94-95 (+1)
2004-05 Euroleague. Top 16: CSKA Real: 89-73 (+16)
2005-06 Euroleague. Regular season. CSKA Real: 64-52 (+12)
2005-06 Euroleague. Regular season. Real CSKA: 71-80 (+9)
2008-09 Euroleague. Regular season. Real CSKA: 54-58 (+4)
2008-09 Euroleague. Regular season. CSKA Real: 78-82 (-4)
2012-13 Euroleague. Top 16. Real CSKA: 86-78 (-8)
2012-13 Euroleague. Top 16. CSKA Real: 81-72 (+9)
2013-14 Euroleague. Top 16. CSKA Real: 85-71 (+14)
2013-14 Euroleague. Top 16. Real CSKA: 93-79 (-14)
2015-16 Euroleague. Top 16. CSKA Real: 95-81 (+14)
2015-16 Euroleague. Top 16. Real CSKA: 87-96 (+9)
2016-17 Euroleague. Regular season. CSKA Real: 91-90 (+1)
2016-17 Euroleague. Regular season. Real CSKA: 95-85 (-10)
2016-17 Euroleague. 3rd place game. Real CSKA: 70-94 (+24)
2017-18 Euroleague. Regular season. Real CSKA: 82-69 (-13)
2017-18 Euroleague. Regular season. CSKA Real: 93-87 (+6)
2017-18 Euroleague. Semifinal. CSKA Real: 83-92 (-9)
2018-19 Euroleague. Regular season. Real CSKA: 88-93 (+5)

Short dossier


Real Madrid, Spain
Founded: 1931
Colors: white, blue
Home court: WiZink Center (15,000)
President: Florentino Perez
Head coach: Pablo Laso
Website: www.realmadrid.es
Trophy case:
10-time Euroleague champion (1964, 65, 67, 68, 74, 78, 80, 95, 2015, 18);
ULEB Cup winner (2007);
Korac Cup winner (1988);
4-time Saporta Cup winner (1984, 89, 92, 97);
34-time Spanish champion (1957, 58, 60-66, 68-77, 79, 80, 82, 84-86, 93, 94, 2000, 05, 07, 13, 15, 16, 18);
27-time Copa del Rey winner (1951, 52, 54, 56, 57, 60, 61, 62, 65, 66, 67, 70-75, 77, 85, 86, 89, 93, 2012, 14-17);
5-time Spanish SuperCup winner (1985, 2012, 13, 14, 18);
4-time Intercontinental Cup winner (1976, 77, 78, 2015)

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