2017-18Regular SeasonRound 9
December 20, 2017 CET: 18:00
Local time: 19:00 SIEMENS ARENA
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Records

4-4 Regular Season 5-3
4-4 Overall 5-3

Officials

To be announced soon

The Take

Two already qualified teams will be playing for better positioning before the Top 16 when Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (4-4) welcomes ALBA Berlin (5-3) in Round 9. The odds look better for ALBA, which would clinch second place with a win. Rytas still has a shot at that second place, but it will need to defeat ALBA by more than 8 points and then also down Limoges CSP in round 10. This will be the sixth time these two teams meet in the EuroCup with ALBA ahead 2-3 so far. ALBA won by 7 points at home in Round 4 and that's the point difference that Rytas will have to overcome for greater things. Loukas Mavrokefalidis (16.6 ppg., 5.3 rpg.) has led Rytas this season, but he already missed the game last week due to injury. Chris Kramer is second in command (14.3 ppg. and a league best 7.3 apg.) and Rokas Giedraitis follows (13.1 ppg.). For ALBA, Peyton Siva leads the way (13.2 ppg., 6.0 apg.) together with Spencer Butterfield (13.1 ppg.) and Dennis Clifford (11.1 ppg.). On paper, both teams present many similarities in many aspects, so everything points to a hotly-contested game. Second place in the group is no small prize and the way to get it, for either side, is based on winning this duel. Expect a classic EuroCup showdown at Siemens Arena.
Sunday, December 17, 2017
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Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 SIRVYDIS, DEIVIDAS F 2.00 17
1 MADGEN, BEN G 1.93 32
2 NORMANTAS, MARGIRIS G 1.94 21
3 KRAMER, CHRIS G 1.91 29
8 LUKAUSKIS, MINDAUGAS F 1.98 38
12 MAVROKEFALIDIS, LOUKAS C 2.10 33
14 ECHODAS, MARTYNAS C 2.04 20
18 GIRDZIUNAS, MINDAUGAS G 1.88 28
20 BARON, JIMMY G 1.91 31
21 JOMANTAS, ARTURAS F 2.00 32
31 GIEDRAITIS, ROKAS F 2.00 25
42 PETERSON, TRAVIS C 2.08 32
51 BUTKEVICIUS, ARNAS F 1.97 25
55 MOCKEVICIUS, EGIDIJUS C 2.08 25
ALBA Berlin
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 SAIBOU, JOSHIKO G 1.88 27
2 ZYLKA, FERDINAND G 1.90 19
3 SIVA , PEYTON G 1.82 27
5 GIFFEY, NIELS F 2.00 26
6 HUNDT, BENNET G 1.78 19
8 BUCK, BADU G 1.95 18
9 MATTISSECK, JONAS G 1.92 17
10 SCHNEIDER, TIM F 2.08 20
11 VARGAS, AKEEM G 1.92 27
13 GRIGONIS, MARIUS G 1.98 23
15 RADOSAVLJEVIC, BOGDAN C 2.13 24
16 NIKIC, KRESIMIR C 2.15 18
21 BUTTERFIELD, SPENCER G 1.89 25
22 WAGNER, FRANZ F 1.94 16
32 GLOECKNER, ROBERT F 2.02 21
41 DRESCHER, HENDRIK C 2.04 17
42 CLIFFORD, DENNIS C 2.13 25
43 SIKMA, LUKE F 2.03 28
44 PENO, STEFAN G 1.94 20

Player Stats

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
86.8 Points 86.0
31.5 Rebounds 32.8
9.8 O. Rebounds 9.4
21.8 D. Rebounds 23.4
20.1 Assists 18.5
8.5 Steals 6.6
2.0 Blocks 2.3
53.8 % 2PT 58.4 %
36.3 % 3PT 41.5 %
81.9 % FT 71.3 %
97.1 PIR 96.3

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
83.3 Points 81.3
35.0 Rebounds 28.8
9.8 O. Rebounds 9.1
25.3 D. Rebounds 19.6
17.1 Assists 20.5
6.1 Steals 8.0
1.8 Blocks 2.8
59.3 % 2PT 51.6 %
31.7 % 3PT 38.4 %
82.3 % FT 76.0 %
92.1 PIR 85.5
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Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius vs. ALBA Berlin

· This will be the sixth time that these two teams meet in the EuroCup. So far, ALBA holds a 3-2 edge in their head-to-head record.

· The last time they played, this season, ALBA won at home, 93-86, with 26 points and 9 assists by Peyton Siva.

Monday, December 18, 2017
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Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius

Roster
Egidijus Mockevicius is out indefinitely due to a shoulder injury.
Streaks
Chris Kramer has dished at least 3 assists in all of his last 14 EuroCup games.
Kramer has racked up a PIR of at least 11 in each of his last 6 EuroCup games.
Jimmy Baron has hit his last 28 free throw attempts in EuroCup action.
Rokas Giedraitis has hit at least one three-pointer in each of his last 7 EuroCup games.
Giedraitis has collected at least one steal in each of his last 6 EuroCup games.
Martynas Echodas has pulled at least 5 rebounds in each of his last 5 EuroCup games.
Echodas has racked up a PIR of at least 15 in each of his last 5 EuroCup games.
Rankings
Chris Kramer is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with 1.6 per game.
Kramer is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 20.3 per game.
Kramer is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with 7.3 per game.
Kramer is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with 366.6% .
Jimmy Baron is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with 580.0% .
Loukas Mavrokefalidis is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 18.5 per game.
Mavrokefalidis is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 16.5 per game.
Mavrokefalidis is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with 85.7% .
Mavrokefalidis is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with 5.1 per game.
Records/Milestones
Chris Kramer ranked 19th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 209.3% assist-turnover ratio total for his career.
Mindaugas Lukauskis ranked fourth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 139 steals total for his career.
Rytas recorded its highest team points total in EuroCup play this century, 115 , against ALBA Berlin on November 2, 2016.

ALBA Berlin

Roster
Ferdinand Zylka, Badu Buck, Jonas Mattisseck, Franz Wagner, Robert Gloeckner and Hendrik Drescher can make their EuroCup debuts this week.
Streaks
Peyton Siva has dished 3 or more assists in each of his last 11 EuroCup games.
Siva has hit at least one three-pointer in each of his last 10 EuroCup games.
Marius Grigonis has hit at least one three-pointer in each of his last 8 EuroCup games.
Spencer Butterfield has hit at least one three-pointer in each of his last 8 EuroCup games.
Luke Sikma has pulled at least 6 rebounds in each of his last 7 EuroCup games.
Dennis Clifford has hit his last 13 free throws in the EuroCup.
Rankings
Bogdan Radosavljevic is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 66.6% .
Dennis Clifford is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with 2.2 per game.
Clifford is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with 68.4% .
Clifford is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goal % with 63.6% .
Luke Sikma is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 17.3 per game.
Sikma is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with 7.5 per game.
Sikma is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with 5.6 per game.
Marius Grigonis is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with 61.2% .
Grigonis is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 57.6% .
Grigonis is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with 86.6% .
Peyton Siva is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with 1.6 per game.
Siva is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with 6.0 per game.
Records/Milestones
ALBA recorded its highest team 2-pointers made total in EuroCup play this century, 32 , against Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius on November 2, 2016.
ALBA recorded its highest team 3-pointers made total in EuroCup play this century, 14 , against Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius on November 2, 2016.

Monday, December 18, 2017
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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
2 - 3
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius ALBA Berlin
* overall record in EuroCup since 2002
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius
Home record vs. ALBA Berlin: 1-1
Away record vs. ALBA Berlin: 1-2
ALBA Berlin
Home record vs. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius: 2-1
Away record vs. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius: 1-1

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2017-18 01 November 2017 Regular Season ALBA Berlin 93 - 86 Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius
2016-17 07 December 2016 Regular Season Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 97 - 99 ALBA Berlin
2016-17 02 November 2016 Regular Season ALBA Berlin 124 - 115 Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius
2011-12 07 February 2012 Last 16 Alba Berlin 62 - 79 Lietuvos Rytas
2011-12 31 January 2012 Last 16 Lietuvos Rytas 86 - 75 Alba Berlin