2018-19Regular SeasonRound 7
November 14, 2018 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 MERCEDES-BENZ ARENA
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Lithuania: TV6
Africa: FOX SPORTS 2
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV

Records

5-1 Regular Season 3-3
5-1 Overall 3-3

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

ALBA will advance to the Top 16 if it wins, but Coach Aito's side is in a tough spot with its starting backcourt of Peyton Siva and Martin Hermannsson sidelined. ALBA has won four straight games and will play three of its last four regular season contests at home, where it has not lost this season. Cedevita has gone through some lineup changes recently and comes off a convincing rout of Limoges to improve to 3-3.

Earlier this season

Cedevita edged ALBA 75-73 for the latter's lone loss in the EuroCup this season when they met in Round 2. Vitor Benite scored 17 points and Justin Cobbs posted a double-double to lead Cedevita to victory. Rokas Giedraitis posted 14 points, 8 rebounds and 5 steals for ALBA in defeat.

Marquee matchup

In the games he has started, Ivan Ramljak has averaged 10.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2 steals for Cedevita and he will be on call against ALBA power forward Luka Sikma (9.3 ppg., 7 rpg., 1.8 spg.), who was the MVP of the round just two weeks ago. Both are versatile players who can help out wherever needed and excel on both sides of the ball. The duel between them should be fascinating.

Keys to victory: ALBA

ALBA will have a new look in the backcourt due to injuries. Stefan Peno remains the starter at point guard and Kenneth Ogbe will see a big uptick in minutes at shooting guard. How The veterans in the frontcourt must help with the playmaking and look for Ogbe's shot when open from downtown to help the younger guards fill in for the regular starters. German junior national team guard Bennet Hundt may also make his debut at point guard.

Keys to victory: Cedevita

Cedevita enjoyed a spectacular debut from Jacob Pullen last week and will hope that former EuroCup MVP Marko Banic and guard Jakov Mustapic will fit in seamlessly, too. Cedevita played at times with three guards and multiple playmakers last week and with ALBA shorthanded at guard, relying on its depth there could give the visitors a real boost.

Sunday, November 11, 2018
Eurocupbasketball.com
ALBA Berlin
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 SAIBOU, JOSHIKO G 1.88 28
3 SIVA, PEYTON G 1.82 28
5 GIFFEY, NIELS F 2.00 27
6 HUNDT, BENNET G 1.78 20
9 MATTISSECK, JONAS G 1.95 18
10 SCHNEIDER, TIM F 2.08 21
11 BRENNEKE, LORENZ F 2.05 18
13 CHAPMAN, CLINT C 2.08 29
15 HERMANNSSON, MARTIN G 1.90 24
16 NIKIC, KRESIMIR C 2.15 19
21 LANE-BURRELL, KHRISTOPHER F 2.05 24
22 WAGNER, FRANZ F 2.01 17
25 OGBE, KENNETH G 1.98 23
31 GIEDRAITIS, ROKAS F 2.00 26
32 THIEMANN, JOHANNES C 2.05 24
33 CLIFFORD, DENNIS C 2.13 26
41 DRESCHER, HENDRIK C 2.06 18
43 SIKMA, LUKE F 2.03 29
44 PENO, STEFAN G 1.94 21
Cedevita Zagreb
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 PULLEN, JACOB G 1.86 29
1 COBBS, JUSTIN G 1.91 27
2 KRUSLIN, FILIP G 1.90 29
3 PERKOVIC, TONI G 1.89 20
6 KATIC, TONI G 1.85 26
7 BAJO, DARKO F 2.06 19
8 BENITE, VITOR G 1.91 28
9 MAGETTE, JOSH G 1.85 28
11 ZGANEC, KARLO F 2.06 23
13 STIPANOVIC, ANDRIJA C 2.09 31
17 LIMA, AUGUSTO C 2.08 27
19 BOSNJAK, DOMAGOJ G 1.98 23
23 COOK, ELGIN F 1.96 25
27 RAMLJAK, IVAN F 2.03 28
31 BELL, JAMES F 1.96 26
34 AGUILAR, PABLO F 2.05 29

Player Stats

Siva, P. / 16.3 Giedraitis, R. / 15.2 Giffey, N. / 13.0
Cobbs, J. / 12.3 Bell, J. / 10.8 Cook, E. / 10.7
Ramljak, I. / 6.2 Lima, A. / 5.3 Cook, E. / 5.0
Siva, P. / 10.3 Peno, S. / 4.5 Hermannsson, M. / 4.3
Cobbs, J. / 5.0
Aguilar, P. / 1.5 Ramljak, I. / 1.4 Cobbs, J. / 1.3
Chapman, C. / 0.7
Lima, A. / 2.0 Ramljak, I. / 0.6
2PT
Giedraitis, R. / 65.6 % Chapman, C. / 60.0 % Sikma, L. / 51.4 %
Cook, E. / 55.9 % Lima, A. / 54.2 % Stipanovic, A. / 52.9 %
3PT
Schneider, T. / 66.7 % Siva, P. / 59.1 % Giffey, N. / 48.1 %
Benite, V. / 35.3 % Bell, J. / 32.1 % Cook, E. / 30.0 %
FT
Cobbs, J. / 75.0 % Lima, A. / 33.3 %
PIR
Siva, P. / 20.3 Giedraitis, R. / 19.7 Sikma, L. / 15.3
Cobbs, J. / 13.5 Lima, A. / 11.8 Ramljak, I. / 11.6

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
92.2 Points 80.3
36.7 Rebounds 37.0
10.8 O. Rebounds 13.5
25.8 D. Rebounds 23.5
24.7 Assists 19.0
9.3 Steals 8.8
1.7 Blocks 2.8
51.8 % 2PT 52.5 %
44.4 % 3PT 33.5 %
76.6 % FT 63.6 %
110.5 PIR 86.5

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
83.8 Points 77.7
31.5 Rebounds 33.5
8.2 O. Rebounds 9.7
23.3 D. Rebounds 23.8
20.8 Assists 15.3
8.0 Steals 7.3
3.2 Blocks 3.5
51.5 % 2PT 54.1 %
41.4 % 3PT 32.4 %
74.0 % FT 84.5 %
89.5 PIR 82.8

Head Coaches

GARCIA RENESES, AITO
ALBA Berlin
"We are in a difficult situation now and have to find a new balance in our team without our injured point guards. In Zagreb we lost our so far only game in the EuroCup, but Cedevita made a lot of changes since then. This makes previewing this gam very hard. Therefore we will focus on ourselves and try to go into this game mentally prepared. This will be very important."

Players

GIEDRAITIS, ROKAS
ALBA Berlin
"We lost the first game in Zagreb, but Cedevita today is a totally different opponent with a new coach and several new players. Therefore it makes no sense to look back. But Cedevita still plays basketball and that’s, what we must do, too. We must play our game, which at home with our fans behind us is easier than on the road."

ALBA Berlin vs. Cedevita Zagreb

· This will be the fourth time both teams meet in the EuroCup. So far, Cedevita dominates their series, 1-2.

· The last time they played, in Round 2, Cedevita won at home, 75-73, with 17 points by Vitor Benite.

Friday, November 9, 2018
Eurocupbasketball.com

ALBA Berlin

Roster
Dennis Clifford is back with the team but did not play last week.
Peyton Siva will be out a few weeks due to injury.
Martin Hermannsson will be out several weeks due to injury.
Lorenz Brenneke and Hendrik Drescher are set to make their EuroCup debuts.
Streaks
Rokas Giedraitis hit at least a three in his last 12 EuroCup games.
Giedraitis has collected at least one steal in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Niels Giffey has hit at least on three in his last 6 EuroCup games. 
Dennis Clifford pulled at least 5 boards in his last 7 EuroCup games.
Martin Hermannsson has dished at least 3 assists in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Rankings
Luke Sikma ranks 11th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 136 offensive rebounds total for his career.
Luke Sikma is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with  2.3 per game.
Sikma is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with  1.8 per game.
Sikma is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with  4.6 per game.
Sikma is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with  7.0 per game.
Peyton Siva is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with  61.3% .
Siva is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goal % with  61.1% .
Siva is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with  5.5 per game.
Siva is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with  10. per game.
Siva is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with  59.0% .
Siva is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with  3.2 per game.
Siva is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with  20.2 per game.
Siva is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points  with  16.2 per game.
Rokas Giedraitis is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with  5.5 per game.
Giedraitis is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points  with  15.1 per game.
Giedraitis is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with  65.6% .
Giedraitis is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with  2.3 per game.
Giedraitis is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with  19.6 per game.
Stefan Peno is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with  4.5 per game.
Tim Schneider is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with  66.6% .
Records/Milestones
Rokas Giedraitis of ALBA recorded 5 steals in EuroCup play this century, against Cedevita on October 10, 2018.

Cedevita Zagreb

Roster
Cedevita has a full roster available for the game.
Rankings
Augusto Lima is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with  2.7 per game.
Lima is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with  2.0 per game.
Ivan Ramljak is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with  4.4 per game.
Ramljak is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with  6.2 per game.
Justin Cobbs is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with  5.0 per game.

Friday, November 9, 2018
Eurocupbasketball.com

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
1 - 2
ALBA Berlin Cedevita Zagreb
* overall record in EuroCup since 2002
ALBA Berlin
Home record vs. Cedevita Zagreb: 1-0
Away record vs. Cedevita Zagreb: 0-2
Cedevita Zagreb
Home record vs. ALBA Berlin: 2-0
Away record vs. ALBA Berlin: 0-1

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2018-19 10 October 2018 Regular Season Cedevita Zagreb 75 - 73 ALBA Berlin
2016-17 25 January 2017 Top 16 Cedevita Zagreb 99 - 83 ALBA Berlin
2016-17 18 January 2017 Top 16 ALBA Berlin 93 - 76 Cedevita Zagreb