Who got more fire

05.02.2020
Janis Strelnieks (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
EuroLeague double week finishes at Piraeus for our team.

Pre-game breakdown


Two teams coming off losses earlier on Tuesday will face off to salvage the week as Olympiacos Piraeus welcomes CSKA. Olympiacos suffered a blowout loss at Zalgiris, 94-69, and has not managed to win two games in a row since Round 11. After its five-game winning streak get snapped at home by Efes, 80-82, CSKA will also look to return to its winning ways.

The Army Men practice at USH CSKA at noon and boarded the Aeroflot charter flight after.

The away roster remains the same as in the last game. Injured Will Clyburn and Andrey Vorontsevich as well as ill Mikhail Kulagin and Ivan Ukhov are out.

Pre-game quotes


Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach:
Two teams that are at the top of the standings played a very interesting game yesterday, the win could have gone either way; congratulations to Efes, they managed to grab the win. Now it is a different story, we go on the road. Olympiacos defeated us in the first leg. It is a totally different team, they changed a lot since then, different coach, new players, new philosophy. We need to bounce back, to play better game

Johannes Voigtmann, CSKA forward:
We gotta be ready mentally and physically. Olympiacos is a physical team, we have to win little battles, rebounds, hustle plays, then we will have a very good chance to win it. It is going to be a tough game, a challenge.


Relativity connections


Kyle Hines spent two seasons with Olympiacos from 2011 through 2013 and helped the Reds win back-to-back EuroLeague titles. He was a teammate there of four current Olympiacos players: Vassilis Spanoulis, Georgios Printezis, Kostas Papanikolaou and Vangelis Mantzaris.

Janis Strelnieks spent the last two season with Olympiacos Piraeus. He was a teammate of Nikola Milutinov, Kostas Papanikolaou, Aleksej Pokusevski, Georgios Printezis, Vassilis Spanoulis and Sasha Vezenkov.

Daniel Hackett played with Olympiacos for two seasons, from 2015 to 2017. He was a teammate there of several current Olympiacos players.

Past matchups


Wins/losses: 24-15
1994-95 European Championship for Mens Clubs. Quarterfinals. CSKA Olympiacos: 95-65 (+30)
1994-95 European Championship for Mens Clubs. Quarterfinals. Olympiacos CSKA: 86-77 (-9)
1994-95 European Championship for Mens Clubs. Quarterfinals. Olympiacos CSKA: 79-54 (-25)
1995-96 European Championship for Mens Clubs. Semifinal Round. CSKA Olympiacos: 96-91 (+5)
1995-96 European Championship for Mens Clubs. Semifinal Round. Olympiacos CSKA: 72-78 (+6)
1996-97 Euroleague. Qualification Round. Olympiacos CSKA: 82-51 (-31)
1996-97 Euroleague. Qualification Round. CSKA Olympiacos: 70-79 (-9)
1997-98 Euroleague. Preliminary Round. Olympiacos CSKA: 86-74 (-12)
1997-98 Euroleague. Preliminary Round. CSKA Olympiacos: 77-58 (+19)
1998-99 Euroleague. Preliminary Round. CSKA Olympiacos: 75-81 (-6)
1998-99 Euroleague. Preliminary Round. Olympiacos CSKA: 74-76 (+2)
2002-03 Euroleague. Regular Season. CSKA Olympiacos: 74-67 (+7)
2002-03 Euroleague. Regular Season. Olympiacos CSKA: 77-79 (+2)
2003-04 Euroleague. Top 16. CSKA Olympiacos: 80-66 (+14)
2003-04 Euroleague. Top 16. Olympiacos CSKA: 69-93 (+24)
2006-07 Euroleague. Top 16. Olympiacos CSKA: 64-85 (+21)
2006-07 Euroleague. Top 16. CSKA Olympiacos: 83-79 (+4)
2007-08 Euroleague. Regular Season. CSKA Olympiacos: 88-79 (+9)
2007-08 Euroleague. Regular Season. Olympiacos CSKA: 71-67 (-4)
2007-08 Euroleague. Quarterfinals. CSKA Olympiacos: 74-76 (-2)
2007-08 Euroleague. Quarterfinals. Olympiacos CSKA: 73-83 (+10)
2007-08 Euroleague. Quarterfinals. CSKA Olympiacos: 81-56 (+25)
2011-12 Euroleague. Top 16. Olympiacos CSKA: 78-86 (+8)
2011-12 Euroleague. Top 16. CSKA Olympiacos: 96-64 (+32)
2011-12 Euroleague. Final. CSKA Olympiacos: 61-62 (-1)
2012-13 Euroleague. Semifinal. Olympiacos CSKA: 69-52 (-17)
2014-15 Euroleague. Top 16. Olympiacos CSKA: 84-76 (-8)
2014-15 Euroleague. Top 16. CSKA Olympiacos: 76-70 (+6)
2014-15 Euroleague. Semifinal. Olympiacos CSKA: 70-68 (-2)
2015-16 Euroleague. Top 16. CSKA Olympiacos: 92-85 (+7)
2015-16 Euroleague. Top 16. Olympiacos CSKA: 96-99 (+3)
2016-17 Euroleague. Regular Season. Olympiacos CSKA: 75-81 (+6)
2016-17 Euroleague. Regular Season. CSKA Olympiacos: 90-86 (+4)
2016-17 Euroleague. Semifinal. CSKA Olympiacos: 78-82 (-4)
2017-18 Euroleague. Regular Season. Olympiacos CSKA: 88-86 (-2)
2017-18 Euroleague. Regular Season. CSKA Olympiacos: 89-81 (+4)
2018-19 Euroleague. Regular Season. CSKA Olympiacos: 69-65 (+4)
2018-19 Euroleague. Regular Season. Olympiacos CSKA: 81-97 (+16)
2019-20 Euroleague. Regular Season. CSKA Olympiacos: 79-84 (-5)

Short dossier


Olympiacos Pireaus, Greece
Founded: 1925 (1938 basketball section)
Colors: white, red
Homecourt: Peace and Friendship Stadium (10.845)
Presidents: Panagiotis and Giorgios Angelopoulos
Head Coach: Giorgios Bartzokas
Website: www.olympiacosbc.gr
Trophy case:
- 3-time Euroleague champions (1997, 2012, 13);
- Intercontinental Cup winners (2013);
- 11-time Greek champions (1949, 1960, 1976, 1978, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2012, 2015);
- 9-time Greek Cup winner (1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1994, 1997, 2002, 2010, 2011)

Photos
Ron Baker (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Darrun Hilliard (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Daniel Hackett (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Howard Sant-Roos (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Mike James (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Semen Antonov and Nikita Kurbanov (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Johannes Voigtmann (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
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