2019-20Regular SeasonRound 9
December 11, 2019 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 PALAIS DES SPORTS MAURICE THOREZ
France: RMC SPORT LIVE 15
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Slovenia: SPORT TV
Italy: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Spain: DAZN
Balkans: SPORTKLUB1
United States of America: FLOHOOPS

Records

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

Referees

Crew Chief
CORTES, CARLOS
Umpire 1
GELLER, RENAUD
Umpire 2
OVINOV, SEMEN

The Take

It is a do-or-die game for both sides - the winner will live to fight for a Top 16 spot in Round 10 and the loser has chances to be eliminated, depending on other results, so expect a lot of drama and intensity at Palais des Sports Maurice Thorez. If it loses, Olimpija will be eliminated if Joventut Badalona also beats UNICS Kazan or if Germani Leonessa Brescia defeats Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul. Nanterre is eliminated if it loses and Brescia wins. The winner will dramatically improve its chances to make it to the Top 16, so this is a truly pivotal game not just for both teams, but for all of Group C.

Marquee matchup

In make-or-break games like this, setting the right game rhythm is critical and it will go down to both teams' starting point guards, the best scorers in their respective squads. Kenny Chery missed the game against Cedevita in Round 4 and is ready to show his all-around scoring skills. He will not have it easy against Codi Miller-McIntyre, who must try to keep everyone involved to make Olimpija as competitive as possible in this tough game. It will be a physical battle between them, one to keep an eye on.

Keys to victory: Nanterre

Nanterre is the best team in offensive rebounds (12.9 orpg.) in the EuroCup this season. It also ranks 20th in two-point shooting percentage (49.4%). Nanterre averages 12.3 turnovers and 14.4 assists this season, but had 7 and 17, respectively, in its spectacular road win against UNICS Kazan. If it can take care of the ball as it did in Kazan, Nanterre has good chances to survive this strong test. 

Keys to victory: Olimpija

Olimpija is on a three-game winning streak. It is allowing 80.1 points on average, but just 70.0 in the last three games. That improved defense has allowed Olimpija to be more competitive, as the team is powering the glass with high intensity, pulling down over 40 rebounds in each of its three wins and averaging 13.7 offensive boards in those games. Experience is on Olimpija's side, as players like Jaka Blazic, Marko Simonovic, Andrija Stipanovic and Maik Zirbes have played many make-or-break guys during their careers.

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Nanterre 92
# Player Pos. H. Age
00 SMITH, TAYLOR C 1.96 28
5 NGOUAMA, MEHDY G 1.88 24
8 BOUQUET, DAMIEN F 1.97 25
9 DA SILVA, ANTHONY G 1.86 18
10 CORDINIER, ISAIA F 1.94 23
11 CHERY, KENNY G 1.80 27
14 MOORE, DALLAS G 1.83 25
20 EYANGO-DINGO, SAMUEL C 2.05 18
21 BUTTERFIELD, SPENCER G 1.89 27
22 MENSAH, ARMAND G 1.80 20
23 OLIVER, DEVIN C 1.99 27
27 PANSA, JEAN-MARC C 2.06 22
32 WEMBANYAMA, VICTOR C 2.19 15
35 NDOYE, YOUSSOUPHA C 2.13 28
Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana
# Player Pos. H. Age
2 KRUSLIN, FILIP G 1.90 30
3 BOATRIGHT, RYAN G 1.83 26
4 KRAMPELJ, MARTIN C 2.06 24
5 HOPKINS, MIKAEL C 2.06 26
7 VUJACIC, PETAR G 1.96 19
8 MURIC, EDO F 2.02 28
9 MULALIC, MIRKO G 1.95 31
10 MILLER-MCINTYRE, CODI G 1.91 25
11 BLAZIC, JAKA G 1.96 29
13 STIPANOVIC, ANDRIJA C 2.09 32
17 ZAGORAC, SASA C 2.06 35
19 SIMONOVIC, MARKO F 2.03 33
20 DOMA KOTAR, NIK G 1.80 16
33 ZIRBES, MAIK C 2.07 29

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
78.0 Points 76.1
34.0 Rebounds 35.8
12.9 O. Rebounds 11.4
21.1 D. Rebounds 24.4
14.4 Assists 13.9
5.8 Steals 7.3
3.5 Blocks 1.9
49.4% 2PT 50.3%
33.2% 3PT 32.3%
72.4% FT 70.0%
77.3 PIR 76.1

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
79.6 Points 80.1
35.1 Rebounds 35.6
10.9 O. Rebounds 10.1
24.3 D. Rebounds 25.5
17.3 Assists 15.4
5.5 Steals 5.4
3.8 Blocks 3.8
57.1% 2PT 55.0%
32.3% 3PT 33.5%
76.3% FT 73.9%
89.1 PIR 85.0

Head Coaches

RIMAC, SLAVEN
Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana
"After a poor start to the season in the 7DAYS EuroCup, we were able to raise our hopes regarding the spot in the Top 16 with three wins in a row in the second half of the group stage. We have to look at the match with Nanterre 92 as a great opportunity, which we have to take advantage of. Our competitors are in great shape, and lately they have been playing in full lineup. It's a very good team, the players play aggressively and run a lot in transition. We will have to put on a very good fight. Lately, we have had a lot of fluctuations in our form, sometimes we have played good games and then spoiled them all with some bad matches. We will have to play motivated, energetic and responsible in Paris. If we excel in these segments, we have nothing to fear."

Players

BLAZIC, JAKA
Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana
"We all know how important this game in Paris is to us. We have two days to prepare for the showdown. We already know our competitors from the first match in Stozice. We know that most points are scored by players playing outside positions, as they are individually very good players. On Wednesday we will simply have to give everything we have on the court."

Nanterre 92 vs. Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana

· This will be the fourth time that these two teams meet in the EuroCup.

· Nanterre has a 2-1 edge in their series, as it also won earlier this season on the road, 87-93.

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Nanterre 92

Streaks
Dallas Moore has hit at least one three in his last 8 EuroCup games.
Kenny Chery has scored at least 11 points in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Chery has hit at least one three in his last 6 EuroCup games.

Player Records
Isaia Cordinier posted his career high in index rating with 30 for Nanterre 92 against Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana on October 22, 2019.
Isaia Cordinier posted his career high in points with 20 for Nanterre 92 against Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana on October 22, 2019.
Isaia Cordinier posted his career high in steals with 4 for Nanterre 92 against Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana on October 22, 2019.
Dallas Moore posted his career high in index rating with 28 for Nanterre 92 against Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana on October 22, 2019.

Team Records
Nanterre recorded its highest team free throws made in EuroCup play this century, 26, against Olimpija on October 23, 2019.

Season Rankings
Nanterre 92 Dallas Moore is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with 5.5 per game.
Nanterre 92 Dallas Moore is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 15.1 per game.
Nanterre 92 Dallas Moore is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 2.6 per game.
Nanterre 92 Kenny Chery is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with 5.3 per game.
Nanterre 92 Kenny Chery is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 2.5 per game.
Nanterre 92 Kenny Chery is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with 333.3% .
Nanterre 92 Kenny Chery is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 16.0 per game.
Nanterre 92 Taylor Smith is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with 1.2 per game.
Nanterre 92 Youssoupha Ndoye is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with 1.1 per game.
Nanterre 92 Youssoupha Ndoye is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with 2.3 per game.

Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana

Streaks
Codi Miller has collected at least one steal in his last 7 EuroCup games.
Miller has scored at least 11 points in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Miller has racked a PIR of at least 10 in his last 6 EuroCup games.

Season Rankings
Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana Codi Miller-Mcintyre is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 15.1 per game.
Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana Codi Miller-Mcintyre is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with 1.7 per game.
Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana Codi Miller-Mcintyre is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with 6.2 per game.
Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana Codi Miller-Mcintyre is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 5.3 per game.

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
2 - 1
Nanterre 92 Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana
* overall record in EuroCup since 2002
Nanterre 92
Home record vs. Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana: 1-0
Away record vs. Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana: 1-1
Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana
Home record vs. Nanterre 92: 1-1
Away record vs. Nanterre 92: 0-1

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2019-20 23 October 2019 Regular Season Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana 87 - 93 Nanterre 92
2015-16 24 November 2015 Regular Season Union Olimpija Ljubljana 78 - 65 JSF Nanterre
2015-16 21 October 2015 Regular Season JSF Nanterre 85 - 72 Union Olimpija Ljubljana