To find a rhythm

Janis Strelnieks (photo: M. Serbin,
Our team plays its first EuroLeague home game of the season vs Bayern Munich.

Pre-game breakdown

The Army Men had two practices at Megasport after Monday game against Zenit.

Kosta Koufos remains out with foot injury.

TJ Bray is out for Bayern after knee surgery.

Interesting fact: both previous times when Bayern arrived to Moscow, CSKA won with the same score 77-70.

Pre-game quotes

Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach:
Bayern is a team that missed the playoffs last year in the overtime of the final game of regular season. They brought over the same ambitions to this year, and they solidified this ambitions with good performances in the beginning of the season. They have talented team, so we expect a difficult game. We have to bounce back after bad performance against Zenit in recent VTB League game.

Johannes Voigtmann, CSKA forward:
We need to find our rhythm, our identity and start making steps forward. It is going to be a good game for us to see, where we are, where we need to keep improving. Bayern is a great team, they are already in good rhythm, they are playing great defense, they are trying to score easy points in transition. We can expect the same in the game.

Relativity connections

Daniel Hackett was a teammate of Bayerns Maodo Lo and Leon Radosevic at Brose Bamberg during the 2017-18 season.

Mike James and Greg Monroe defended Phoenix Suns colors in the beginning of the same season.

Johannes Voigtmann and Danilo Barthel grew up with Frankfurt Skyliners, playing together from 2012 to 2016.

Important numbers

Mike James has scored in double figures in 37 of his last 38 EuroLeague games.

Andrey Vorontsevich has made 13 straight free throws in EuroLeague games dating back to March 2017.

Hines is tied with Alex Tyus for third place all-time with 209 blocked shots.

Hines is in second place in EuroLeague history with 513 offensive rebounds. Felipe Reyes is the all-time leader with 695.

Hines is eighth place in competition history with 1,153 total rebounds. Kerem Gonlum is seventh with 1,189.

Janis Strelnieks is ranked seventh all-time in free throw accuracy at 90.63%.

Janis Strelnieks needs 8 assists to reach 300 for his EuroLeague career.

Past matchups

Wins/losses: 4-0
2013-14. Euroleague. Top 16. CSKA Bayern: 61-86 (+25)
2013-14. Euroleague. Top 16. Bayern CSKA: 77-70 (+7)
2018-19. Euroleague. Regular Season. Bayern CSKA: 79-93 (+16)
2018-19. Euroleague. Regular Season. CSKA Bayern: 77-70 (+7)

Short dossier

Bayern Munich, Germany
Founded: 1946
Colors: red, white
Home court: Audi Dome (6,700)
President: Uli Hoeness
Head coach: Vladan Radonjic
Trophy case: 5-time German champion (1954, 1955, 2014, 2018, 2019), 2-time German Cup winner (1968, 2018)

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