2017-18Regular SeasonRound 3
October 24, 2017 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 PALAIS DES SPORTS DE BEAUBLANC
Balkans: SPORTKLUB6
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV

Records

1-1 Regular Season 1-1
1-1 Overall 1-1

Officials

Crew Chief
JIMENEZ, BENJAMIN, Spain
Umpire 1
FOUFIS, IOANNIS, Greece
Umpire 2
JURAS, MARKO, Serbia

The Take

Two Group C teams tied at 1-1 will be clashing on Tuesday night as Limoges CSP hosts ALBA Berlin. This will be the fifth meeting between them; ALBA dominates the series 3-1. On paper, both teams are separated by less than 6 points in offensive performance. However, the athleticism of Limoges puts them in the driver's seat regarding rebounds (32.5 to 27.0) and blocks (4.0 to 2.0). ALBA is moving the ball better with assists (16.5 to 13.0) and ranks third overall in steals per game (8.0). Concentration and small details will be the judge in this unpredictable matchup. After two rounds, Limoges is led by Axel Bouteille (14.5 ppg.), Danny Gibson (13.0 ppg. and 4.5 apg.) and Mam Jaiteh (11.5 ppg.). For ALBA, the way is paced by Spencer Butterfield (15.5 ppg.), Luke Sikma (12.5 ppg. and 6.5 rpg.) and young Stefan Peno (11.0 ppg. and 3.5 apg.). Playing at home could be a decisive factor in favor of Limoges, but for sure, coaching legend Aito Garcia Reneses will have one or two tricks up his sleeve for ALBA.
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Limoges CSP
# Player Pos. H. Age
5 ENGLISH, AJ G 1.93 25
9 MAILLE, JEAN-BAPTISTE G 1.90 23
13 BAZILLE, TIMOTHEE C 2.05 18
14 CONKLIN, BRIAN F 1.98 28
18 JAITEH, MAM C 2.08 22
19 HAYES, KENNY G 1.88 30
20 MORENCY, JEAN-FREDERIC F 2.00 28
21 GIBSON, DANNY G 1.78 33
23 CARTER, JOSH F 2.00 30
42 HOWARD, WILLIAM F 2.02 23
45 EBOH, TIM F 1.98 19
55 ZERBO, FREJUS C 2.05 28
83 BOUTEILLE, AXEL F 2.00 22
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

Bouteille, A. / 14.5 Gibson, D. / 13.0 Jaiteh, M. / 11.5
Butterfield, S. / 15.5 Sikma, L. / 12.5 Peno, S. / 11.0
Howard, W. / 5.0 Jaiteh, M. / 5.0 Conklin, B. / 5.0
Sikma, L. / 6.5 Grigonis, M. / 5.0 Clifford, D. / 5.0
Gibson, D. / 4.5 Hayes, K. / 3.0 Howard, W. / 1.5
Peno, S. / 3.5 Sikma, L. / 3.0 Siva, P. / 3.0
Howard, W. / 1.0 Jaiteh, M. / 1.0 Bouteille, A. / 1.0
Sikma, L. / 2.0 Grigonis, M. / 1.5 Saibou, J. / 1.0
Jaiteh, M. / 2.0 Carter, J. / 1.0 Howard, W. / 1.0
Sikma, L. / 2.0 Giffey, N. / 0.0 Grigonis, M. / 0.0
2PT
Jaiteh, M. / 76.9 % Hayes, K. / 69.2 % English, AJ. / 66.7 %
Radosavljevic, B. / 100.0 % Giffey, N. / 71.4 % Sikma, L. / 69.2 %
3PT
Bouteille, A. / 66.7 % Gibson, D. / 50.0 % English, AJ. / 33.3 %
Siva, P. / 100.0 % Peno, S. / 66.7 % Butterfield, S. / 50.0 %
FT
Carter, J. / 100.0 % Howard, W. / 100.0 % Gibson, D. / 80.0 %
Peno, S. / 100.0 % Butterfield, S. / 100.0 % Siva, P. / 100.0 %
PIR
Jaiteh, M. / 15.5 Gibson, D. / 15.5 Bouteille, A. / 13.5
Sikma, L. / 22.0 Butterfield, S. / 13.0 Peno, S. / 12.0

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
79.5 Points 85.0
32.5 Rebounds 27.0
11.5 O. Rebounds 8.5
21.0 D. Rebounds 18.5
13.0 Assists 16.5
4.5 Steals 8.0
4.0 Blocks 2.0
56.6 % 2PT 62.0 %
30.2 % 3PT 41.7 %
77.3 % FT 64.3 %
85.5 PIR 93.5

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
77.0 Points 80.0
35.5 Rebounds 25.0
14.5 O. Rebounds 8.0
21.0 D. Rebounds 17.0
15.0 Assists 18.5
4.0 Steals 7.0
2.5 Blocks 1.5
52.5 % 2PT 63.9 %
30.8 % 3PT 37.2 %
78.6 % FT 57.1 %
76.5 PIR 74.5

Head Coaches

MILLING, KYLE
Limoges CSP
"We are ready for another tough game in EuroCup, like every game of the competition with top teams. Berlin is a very good team, they have a lot of shooters outside and they score a lot of points in offense. Last week they had a very tough game in Kuban and they fought very hard, we expect them to do the same."
GARCIA RENESES, AITO
ALBA Berlin
"Limoges have a well-balanced team with very good activity and athleticism. In the EuroCup each game is important and especially the road games are difficult to win. For us the most important thing is to have all our players healthy. In our first two games we did not have that and unfortunately there are some doubts about it for our game on Tuesday, too."

Players

HOWARD, WILLIAM
Limoges CSP
"It will be another big game for us! All games are important in EuroCup, especially at home, so we must win this game. We know we can compete with anyone in this group, we showed it in the first two rounds against Kuban and Bilbao. We'll have to stop their offense and shooters like Butterfield we know well in France."
BUTTERFIELD, SPENCER
ALBA Berlin
"Limoges has a strong homecourt with crazy fans. But I think, that we are playing better from game to game and hopefully we will be able to get a road win even in this tough environment. I will meet there two players I played with last year in Nanterre and I am excited to meet them. But, of course, we all want to see our new teams win this game. Both teams are now 1-1 after the first two rounds and the winner will get a big push towards the next phase."

Limoges vs. ALBA Berlin

These two teams have met four times prior to this game, with ALBA dominating their series by 3-1. The last time they played each other was at the 2014-14 EuroLeague regular season with ALBA dominating on the road, 65-71.

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Limoges CSP

Roster
Jean-Baptiste Maille is out for the season due to a knee injury.
Timothee Bazille and Tim Eboh could make their EuroCup debuts in this round.
Streaks
Rankings
Records/Milestones

ALBA Berlin

Roster
ALBA Berlin has no injury problems before this game.
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 6 EuroCup games.
Peyton Siva has hit his last 14 free throw attempts in EuroCup action.
Rankings
Luke Sikma ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players last season in offensive rebounds with 2.0 per game.
Records/Milestones
ALBA is shooting to become the 7th team in EuroCup history to hit the 1,000 three-pointers mark. It currently has 982.
ALBA is just 20 rebounds away to become the 5th team ever in EuroCup to reach 4,500 rebounds.

Monday, October 23, 2017
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Head-to-head records

There are no previous games between these two teams.