2018-19Regular SeasonRound 7
November 14, 2018 CET: 18:00
Local time: 20:00 SIBUR ARENA
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Records

3-3 Regular Season 2-4
3-3 Overall 2-4

Referees

Crew Chief
SHEMMESH, SEFFI
Umpire 1
MAJKIC, MARIO
Umpire 2
RACYS, SAULIUS

The Take

It is already a critical game for both teams in their fight to reach the Top 16. Zenit has lost its last two games on the road and needs to bounce back immediately in front of its fans. Sergey Karasev (19.3 ppg.) is its top scorer thus far, followed by Jalen Reynolds (14.2 ppg.) and Philip Scrubb (12.7 ppg.). Partizan comes off an important win and looks for its first road triumph. Vanja Marinkovic (14.7 ppg.), Marcus Paige (13 ppg.) and Jock Landale (11.5 ppg., 7.3 rpg.) have been its main scoring pillars thus far.

Earlier this season

Partizan downed Zenit 89-82 in the Serbian capital in Round 2. Zenit led 75-78 midway through the fourth quarter, but Djodrje Gagic led a 10-0 run that sealed the outcome. Rade Zagorac had an all-around strong performance with 16 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals. Five other Partizan players scored in double digits.

Marquee matchup

Two of the best shooters in the competition are set to test their scoring skills. Marinkovic has been a bit off-target this season (44.2% 2FG, 32.3% 3FG) but is Partizan's top gun, with great clutch shooting ability and determination. Karasev has been shooting better (53.6% 2FG, 43.5% 3FG, 94.4% FT) and is more experienced. Anything can happen if one of them catches fire.

Keys to victory: Zenit

Karasev and Brandon Jennings did not play in Belgrade, so a whole different game is expected. Zenit has won both of its home games, averaging 98 points, but also allowing 86.5. Playing at a really high rhythm to make the most out of its many scorers in the biggest key. When Zenit plays up-tempo at home, good results usually follow.

Keys to victory: Partizan

Partizan must do what it did well in its win in Belgrade. Above all, it took excellent care of the ball with 23 assists and just 8 turnovers. Partizan is one of the best teams in terms of defensive rebounds (25 drpg.), but must power the offensive glass to prevent Zenit from running often. It must also use its size advantage in the paint by feeding Gagic and Landale down low.

Sunday, November 11, 2018
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Zenit St Petersburg
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 ARMAND, SEAN G 1.93 27
2 REYNOLDS, JALEN C 2.07 25
3 JENNINGS, BRANDON G 1.85 29
7 KARASEV, SERGEY F 2.01 25
9 MEKEL, GAL G 1.92 30
10 DESYATNIKOV, ANDREI C 2.20 24
14 PUSHKOV, ANTON C 2.08 29
16 TRUSHKIN, VLADISLAV F 2.01 25
18 VORONOV, EVGENY G 1.94 32
19 SIMONOVIC, MARKO F 2.03 32
20 PANIN, VADIM F 2.03 34
21 UTHOFF , JARROD F 2.07 25
23 SCRUBB, PHILIP G 1.94 25
31 VALIEV, EVGENY F 2.05 28
Partizan NIS Belgrade
# Player Pos. H. Age
2 PAIGE, MARCUS G 1.85 25
3 TRIFUNOVIC, UROS F 2.00 17
5 SY, BANDJA F 2.04 28
7 ARANITOVIC, ALEKSANDAR G 1.96 20
9 MARINKOVIC, VANJA G 1.98 21
11 GEGIC, AMAR F 2.10 20
12 VELICKOVIC, NOVICA F 2.05 32
15 PECARSKI, MARKO C 2.08 18
17 GAVRILOVIC, STRAHINJA F 2.04 25
21 BROWN, ANTHONY G 1.98 26
25 ZAGORAC, RADE F 2.06 23
33 JANKOVIC, STEFAN F 2.11 25
34 LANDALE, JOCK C 2.11 23
41 GAGIC, DJORDJE C 2.10 27
77 NIKOLIC, ALEKSEJ G 1.91 23

Player Stats

Karasev, S. / 19.3 Reynolds, J. / 14.2 Scrubb, P. / 12.7
Marinkovic, V. / 14.7 Paige, M. / 13.0 Landale, J. / 11.5
Reynolds, J. / 7.0
Landale, J. / 7.3 Zagorac, R. / 4.5
Jennings, B. / 8.0 Scrubb, P. / 3.7 Karasev, S. / 2.8
Reynolds, J. / 1.8 Scrubb, P. / 1.2
Zagorac, R. / 1.8
Reynolds, J. / 0.8 Uthoff, J. / 0.8
Sy, B. / 0.8 Landale, J. / 0.7
2PT
Reynolds, J. / 62.3 % Karasev, S. / 53.6 %
Landale, J. / 58.5 % Paige, M. / 48.7 % Marinkovic, V. / 44.2 %
3PT
Uthoff, J. / 60.0 % Scrubb, P. / 44.4 % Karasev, S. / 43.5 %
Nikolic, A. / 41.2 % Paige, M. / 37.9 % Marinkovic, V. / 32.3 %
FT
Karasev, S. / 94.4 % Scrubb, P. / 77.4 %
Marinkovic, V. / 76.9 %
PIR
Karasev, S. / 18.3 Reynolds, J. / 17.7 Scrubb, P. / 16.2
Landale, J. / 16.2 Zagorac, R. / 14.3 Paige, M. / 11.5

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
85.5 Points 76.5
33.2 Rebounds 35.3
9.5 O. Rebounds 10.3
23.7 D. Rebounds 25.0
20.7 Assists 17.8
5.2 Steals 4.8
3.0 Blocks 2.8
54.9 % 2PT 53.6 %
40.4 % 3PT 32.5 %
73.7 % FT 75.7 %
96.8 PIR 81.5

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
82.0 Points 80.0
32.5 Rebounds 31.2
9.3 O. Rebounds 8.0
23.2 D. Rebounds 23.2
17.8 Assists 17.7
4.0 Steals 7.0
3.0 Blocks 2.7
54.3 % 2PT 56.4 %
36.5 % 3PT 35.9 %
72.3 % FT 66.7 %
87.2 PIR 90.0

Head Coaches

KARASEV, VASILY
Zenit St Petersburg
"It was so important for players to recover before the game against Partizan. This game will mean a lot for us. We have to win it. The victory will increase our chances for qualify to the next round. If we will face the game with right mood, we can win. We will do our best on Wednesday, especially at home. With our aggressive style of play we can reach our goal."
TRINCHIERI, ANDREA
Partizan NIS Belgrade
"Zenit has a lot of talented players. We need to choose the best approach – both physical and mental, in order to guard them in defense. We have to move better without the ball, and play together, so that it looks more fluent in offense. At the game against Zenit in Belgrade, our fans completely changed the game rhythm. This time we need to fight without them, on our own. Let’s go step by step."

Players

KARASEV, SERGEY
Zenit St Petersburg
"We had two days for preparing. We lost the first game in Belgrade, so now we are waiting for revenge. We have so tough group, Partizan have strong motivation too. We play good at home this season. I’m sure, that our fans will give a lot of energy tomorrow."
NIKOLIC, ALEKSEJ
Partizan NIS Belgrade
"The game will be tough because Zenit has a quality team. We have to be completely focused in order to win a game in St. Petersburg. They will be very motivated and we need to be aware of that and to prepare ourselves in the best way."

Zenit St Petersburg vs. Partizan NIS Belgrade

· In their only previous meeting, Partizan won at home, 89-82, with 16 points apiece by Rade Zagorac and Jock Landale.

Friday, November 9, 2018
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Zenit St Petersburg

Streaks
Jalen Reynolds has collected at least one steal in his last 9 EuroCup games.
Philip Scrubb has scored at least 13 points in his last 5 EuroCup games.
Scrubb has hit at least one three in his last 5 EuroCup games.
Scrubb has racked a PIR of at least 13 in his last 5 EuroCup games.
Rankings
Evgeny Valiev ranks 12th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 133 offensive rebounds total for his career.
Valiev ranks 39th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 43 blocks total for his career.
Gal Mekel ranks 16th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 230.6% assist-turnover ratio total for his career.
Brandon Jennings is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with  640.0% .
Jennings is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with  8.0 per game.
Jalen Reynolds is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goal % with  61.2% .
Reynolds is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with  2.3 per game.
Reynolds is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with  60.7% .
Reynolds is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with  62.3% .
Reynolds is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with  1.8 per game.
Reynolds is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with  6.3 per game.
Reynolds is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with  6.3 per game.
Reynolds is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with  17.6 per game.
Reynolds is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with  4.6 per game.
Reynolds is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with  7.0 per game.
Jarrod Uthoff  is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with  60.0% .
Philip Scrubb is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with  77.4% .
Scrubb is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with  4.0 per game.
Sergey Karasev is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with  2.5 per game.
Karasev is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with  94.4% .
Karasev is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points  with  19.2 per game.
Karasev is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with  4.2 per game.
Karasev is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with  18.2 per game.
Karasev is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with  6.2 per game.

Partizan NIS Belgrade

Roster
Partizan has a full roster available for the game.
Streaks
Marcus Paige has hit at least one three in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Paige has dished at least 3 assists in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Jock Landale has pulled at least 5 rebounds in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Rankings
Aleksej Nikolic is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with  59.3% .
Jock Landale is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with  4.0 per game.
Landale is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with  7.3 per game.
Landale is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with  5.5 per game.
Rade Zagorac is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with  1.7 per game.
Zagorac is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with  400.0% .
Vanja Marinkovic is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with  76.9% .
Records/Milestones
Matched record, Partizan recorded its highest team blocks in EuroCup play this century, 4, against Trento on November 6, 2018.
Rade Zagorac of Partizan recorded 5 steals in EuroCup play this century, against Zenit on October 9, 2018.

Friday, November 9, 2018
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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
0 - 1
Zenit St Petersburg Partizan NIS Belgrade
* overall record in EuroCup since 2002
Zenit St Petersburg
Home record vs. Partizan NIS Belgrade: 0-0
Away record vs. Partizan NIS Belgrade: 0-1
Partizan NIS Belgrade
Home record vs. Zenit St Petersburg: 1-0
Away record vs. Zenit St Petersburg: 0-0

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2018-19 09 October 2018 Regular Season Partizan NIS Belgrade 89 - 82 Zenit St Petersburg