2017-18Regular SeasonRound 9
December 20, 2017 CET: 17:00
Local time: 19:00 BASKET HALL KAZAN
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Records

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

Officials

To be announced soon

The Take

Already-qualified UNICS Kazan (5-3) welcomes Cedevita Zagreb (4-4) in Round 9 for a game that could be vital for the Croatian champion. Both teams have won two of the previous four games between them, but the last game went to Cedevita at home by a commanding 94-74 score. A win would send Cedevita into the Top 16, but even a loss combined with a Levallois Metropolitans victory later Wednesday would do the trick for the guests. Big man Stephane Lasme leads UNICS (17.0 ppg., 6.6 rpg. and a league best 2.5 bpg.) alongside playmaker Quino Colom (15.4 ppg. and 6.4 apg.) and scoring ace Jamar Smith (14.5 ppg.). For Cedevita, point guard Will Cherry is the main man (13.3 ppg.), followed by forwards Demetris Nichols (12.8 ppg.) and Dzanan Musa (11.5 ppg.). UNICS cannot win the group, so it might present a different rotation to rest starting players, but it has to still win some more if it wants to be second. On the other hand, Cedevita comes hungry from a loss that snapped a nice trend last week. Cedevita scores more points, but UNICS dominates the rebounds and the in the paint. It will be a clash of styles with different goals on the line.
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UNICS Kazan
# Player Pos. H. Age
3 EJIM, MELVIN F 2.01 26
5 NDOUR, MAURICE F 2.06 25
7 PONKRASHOV, ANTON G 2.00 31
10 COLOM, QUINO G 1.88 29
12 SHUKHOVTCOV, GRIGORY C 2.11 34
13 LASME, STEPHANE C 2.03 35
15 SMITH, JAMAR G 1.91 30
16 TRUSHKIN, VLADISLAV F 2.01 24
20 BILLE, ALEKSANDR C 2.03 21
24 LOCKETT, TRENT G 1.96 27
27 KOSHCHEEV, ANDREY F 2.05 30
30 SERGEEV, PAVEL G 1.85 30
33 ANDUSIC, DANILO G 1.95 26
42 KOLESNIKOV, EVGENY G 1.95 31
Cedevita Zagreb
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 UKIC, ROKO G 1.96 33
2 KRUSLIN, FILIP G 1.90 28
3 PERKOVIC, TONI G 1.89 19
4 JOHNSON, CHRIS C 2.11 32
6 KATIC, TONI G 1.85 25
7 BAJO, DARKO F 2.06 18
8 NICHOLS, DEMETRIS F 2.03 33
10 SLAVICA, NIK F 2.00 20
11 ZGANEC, KARLO F 2.00 22
13 MUSA, DZANAN G 2.03 18
22 CHERRY, WILL G 1.85 26
23 BULJEVIC, LOVRO C 2.10 19
24 ARAPOVIC, MARKO F 2.06 21
26 MARKOTA, DAMIR F 2.08 31
27 RAMLJAK, IVAN F 2.03 27
31 STIPANOVIC, ANDRIJA C 2.09 31
55 MURPHY, KEVIN G 1.98 27

Player Stats

Lasme, S. / 17.0 Colom, Q. / 15.4 Smith, J. / 14.5
Cherry, W. / 13.3 Nichols, D. / 12.8 Musa, D. / 11.5
Lasme, S. / 6.6 Lockett, T. / 5.8
Colom, Q. / 6.4 Ponkrashov, A. / 2.9 Smith, J. / 2.8
Cherry, W. / 4.1 Ukic, R. / 4.1
Smith, J. / 1.8 Lockett, T. / 1.5 Colom, Q. / 1.5
Lasme, S. / 2.5 Meiers, M. / 0.5
2PT
Lasme, S. / 57.0 % Lockett, T. / 55.9 % Smith, J. / 55.6 %
Ukic, R. / 61.3 % Nichols, D. / 52.4 % Stipanovic, A. / 52.3 %
3PT
Ponkrashov, A. / 40.9 % Smith, J. / 37.8 % Colom, Q. / 34.3 %
Murphy, K. / 60.0 % Ukic, R. / 48.3 % Nichols, D. / 44.8 %
FT
Colom, Q. / 90.0 % Lasme, S. / 68.1 %
PIR
Colom, Q. / 21.5 Lasme, S. / 21.3 Smith, J. / 12.1
Musa, D. / 13.5 Ukic, R. / 11.9 Nichols, D. / 11.8

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
79.6 Points 84.9
37.3 Rebounds 31.5
11.1 O. Rebounds 7.5
26.1 D. Rebounds 24.0
17.3 Assists 16.8
7.9 Steals 8.4
4.1 Blocks 1.5
52.2 % 2PT 55.1 %
30.8 % 3PT 44.2 %
76.2 % FT 72.9 %
93.1 PIR 91.3

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
78.4 Points 79.4
35.0 Rebounds 33.8
9.5 O. Rebounds 11.0
25.5 D. Rebounds 22.8
18.0 Assists 16.4
5.5 Steals 6.0
1.6 Blocks 2.3
50.7 % 2PT 51.7 %
37.2 % 3PT 35.3 %
72.6 % FT 71.3 %
82.5 PIR 84.8
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UNICS Kazan vs. Cedevita Zagreb

· This will be the fifth time these two teams face each other. So far, their record is tied at 2-2.

· The last time they played each other, Cedevita won at home, 94-74, with 20 points by Dzanan Musa.

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UNICS Kazan

Roster
Aleksandr Bille could make his EuroCup debut this week.
Streaks
Stephane Lasme has racked up an index rating of at least 11 in each of his last 11 EuroCup games. Lasme has scored at least 11 points in each of his last 9 EuroCup games. Jamar Smith has scored at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last 26 EuroCup games. Quino Colom has dished at least 3 assists in each of his last 8 EuroCup games. Colom has racked up an index rating of at least 13 in each of his last 8 EuroCup games.
Rankings
Jamar Smith is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with 1.7 per game.
Smith is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with 5.8 per game.
Quino Colom is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 15.3 per game.
Colom is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with 364.2% .
Colom is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with 6.3 per game.
Colom is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with 90.0% .
Colom is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with 5.6 per game.
Colom is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 21.5 per game.
Stephane Lasme is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with 6.6 per game.
Lasme is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with 2.5 per game.
Lasme is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 17.0 per game.
Lasme is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with 4.5 per game.
Lasme is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with 4.0 per game.
Lasme is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 6.1 per game.
Lasme is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with 6.3 per game.
Lasme is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 21.2 per game.
Records/Milestones
Anton Ponkrashov ranked 19th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 224 assists total for his career.
Kostas Kaimakoglou ranked 20th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 86.7% free throws % total for his career.
Stephane Lasme ranked 16th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 63 blocks total for his career.

Cedevita Zagreb

Roster
Marko Arapovic will be sidelined for one more month due to a knee injury last season.
Toni Perkovic and Darko Bajo can make their EuroCup debuts this round.
Streaks
Will Cherry has dished at least 3 assists in each of his last 8 EuroCup games.
Demetris Nichols has hit at least one three-pointer in each of his last 6 EuroCup games.
Nichols has collected at least one steal in each of his last 8 EuroCup games.
Kevin Murphy has hit at least one three-pointer in each of his last 8 EuroCup games.
Roko Ukic has dished at least 3 assists in each of his last 5 EuroCup games.
Rankings
Kevin Murphy is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 2.6 per game.
Murphy is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 60.0% .
Records/Milestones

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
2 - 2
UNICS Kazan Cedevita Zagreb
* overall record in EuroCup since 2002
UNICS Kazan
Home record vs. Cedevita Zagreb: 1-1
Away record vs. Cedevita Zagreb: 1-1
Cedevita Zagreb
Home record vs. UNICS Kazan: 1-1
Away record vs. UNICS Kazan: 1-1

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2017-18 01 November 2017 Regular Season Cedevita Zagreb 94 - 74 UNICS Kazan
2010-11 16 April 2011 Finals Unics 87 - 66 Cedevita Zagreb
2010-11 01 March 2011 Last 16 Unics 84 - 88 Cedevita Zagreb
2010-11 25 January 2011 Last 16 Cedevita Zagreb 76 - 94 Unics