In Moscow after 27 days

13.01.2020
(photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
The game vs Real will be the first at Megasport in almost a month.

Pre-game breakdown


The Army Men previously played in Moscow on December 18, when they beat Crvena Zvezda.

The Red-Blues worked at Megasport last two days. Janis Strelnieks and Daniel Hackett did not participate in the practices.

Real plays in the Russian capitol twice this week the Madrid team will also face Khimki on Thursday. Anthony Randolph and Rudy Fernandez missed the trip.

Pre-game quotes


Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach:
After 27 days of playing outside of Moscow it feels good to be back. We play against great team. We got to give a lot of credit to Real Madrid, coach Laso and his associates, they are always on a good level, now with different strategy they play big lately, they use zones to protect their paint. It is going to be a tough game, EuroLeague battle. Unfortunately, we have some injuries as well as they are, but we gonna give our fights.

Kyle Hines, CSKA center:
Feels good to be back here in Megasport. It was a long time since we had a traditional home game. It is good to play in front of our fans and families in Moscow. Real is playing really well right now, they won 13 times in a row. Its going to be a true test for us especially with the injuries we have. As always we will come out and do things that we do well, playing the game that we know how to play.


Relativity connections


Coach Itoudis has used 10 different players in his starting lineups this season. Only Nikita Kurbanov has started every game.

Mike James has made at least 1 three-point shot in 11 straight games. James ranks fifth this season with 2.9 three-point shots made per game.

James has scored in double figures in each of his last 16 games. He ranks second this season with 20.9 points per game.

Mike James is 39 points shy of 2,000 for his career.

James had recorded a performance index rating in double figures in 16 straight games. He ranks second this season in average PIR with 22.1 per game.

Kyle Hines ranks third all-time with 225 blocked shots.

Hines ranks second all-time with 551 offensive rebounds. Felipe Reyes is the all-time leader with 695.

Hines ranks seventh all-time with 1,229 rebounds. Mirsad Turkcan is sixth with 1,287.

Kyle Hines needs 9 more steals to reach 200 for his career.

Janis Strelnieks ranks fifth all-time in free-throw accuracy at 91.2%.

Daniel Hackett has had at least 1 steal in seven of his last eight games.

Hackett needs 15 rebounds to reach 500 for his career.

Johannes Voigtmann is 3 points shy of 1,000 for his career.

Past matchups


Wins-losses: 31-1-17

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)
2019-20 Euroleague. Regular season. Real CSKA: 97-81 (-16)

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)

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