Classics under load

21.11.2019
Daniel Hackett (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Our team to play second of back-to-back away games against Real Madrid.


Pre-game breakdown


The Army Men continue working in the tough schedule. After the game at Baskonia the team had a dinner in the hotel, went to the airport and took a flight to Madrid, arriving in the hotel around 4 pm.

The practice added even more difficulties as it took place at Real Madrid practice facility.

14 players remain available for the game.

Pre-game quotes


Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach:
We had two meetings to analyze Real Madrid and our previous game. It was a poor performance for us and I expect the team to bounce back. Real is a great opponent, we know what does the team represents in European basketball. They won all the home games so far. They are big, long and have huge roster. They are dominant on every position even though they miss Taylor, they have several other player to cover his absence.

Janis Strelnieks, CSKA guard:
They play very good basketball lately. Its a big game for us now, especially after our last game, we have to bounce back. We have to be focused and be ready for tomorrows fight.


Relativity connections


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

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

Important numbers


Mike James has made at least 1 three-point shot in nine of his last 10 games.

James has scored in double figures in each of his last seven games.

Mike James is tied for fifth this season in average PIR with 20.2 per game.

James ranks third this season with 19.7 points per game.

Darrun Hilliard is tied for third this season with 2.8 three-point shots made per game.

Darrun Hilliard has hit multiple three-point shots in eight of nine games this season.

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

Kyle Hines ranks third all-time with 216 blocks.

Hines ranks second all-time with 524 offensive rebounds. Felipe Reyes is the all-time leader with 695.

Hines ranks sixth all-time with 892 two-pointers made.

Hines ranks eighth all-time with 1,180 rebounds. Kerem Gonlum is seventh with 1,189.

Janis Strelnieks ranks sixth all-time in free-throw accuracy at 91.08%.

Past matchups


Wins-losses: 31-1-16

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)
2018-19 Euroleague. Regular season. CSKA Real: 82-78 (+4)
2018-19 Euroleague. Semifinal. CSKA Real: 90-95 (+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);
35-time Spanish champion (1957, 58, 60-66, 68-77, 79, 80, 82, 84-86, 93, 94, 2000, 05, 07, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19);
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);
5-time Intercontinental Cup winner (1976, 77, 78, 2015, 19)

Photos
From Vitoria to Madrid (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Andrey Lopatin (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Daniel Hackett (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
CSKA (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Johannes Voigtmann (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Ron Baker (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Darrun Hilliard (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Janis Strelnieks (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Kosta Koufos (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Kosta Koufos (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
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