BCK vs BAR Dream11: Barcelona go into their EuroLeague round-12 match against BCK Khimki seeking to bounce back from their worst performance of the season in the last round against reigning champions CSKA Moscow. The champions were too hot to handle right from the off, with Barca struggling to compete in almost all the departments. Nikola Mirotic and Bradan Davies kept the team within respectable range, but beyond them, almost entire squad failed to turn up for the season's biggest game.
Khimki also come into this game looking to end their three-game skid in EuroLeague. All the momentum gained from the strong start to the season is gone. The Russian outfit is 8th in the points table, three games off the pace and two games behind Barcelona.
This will be the 9th meeting between these two teams in EuroLeague games and Barcelona hold the significant advantage with six wins against 2 defeats.
Barcelona did the double over BCK Khimki last season, and also win both their games against Khimki in 2017-18.
Host: BCK Khimki
Match Timing: December 06, @ 10:30 PM
Venue: Khimki Basketball Center
Alexey Shved is a threat from the 3-point range all day long. He has scored at least one three-pointer in 43 of his last 44 games.
Alexey Shved is leading the team with 19.3 points per game.
Stefan Jovic is the league's best player with 1.8 steals per game.
Jani Timma is also racking up1.6 steals per game.
Nikola Mirotic is EuroLeague's 6th best player this season with an average of 18.6 points per game. He is also averaging a team-high 6.6 rebounds per game.
Malcolm Delaney is racking up 5.1 assists per game in EuroLeague.
Alex Abrines is shooting at 56.56% from the three-point range.
BCK Khimki team news:
Alexey Timofey (should return) – He missed the last round's game due to an injury, but he played in Khmiki's domestic league game on Monday, which indicates that he is fit to play here.
Egor Vialtsev is back from a knee injury and could be involved for the first time since the season opener.
Big man Timofey Mozgov remains out with a long-term injury and will not feature here.
BCK Khimki expected squad: Devon Booker, Chris Kramer, Egor Vyaltsev, Sergei Monia, Dairis Bertans, Anthony Gill, Janis Timma, Timofey Yakushin, Vyacheslav Zaytsev, Sergey Karasev, Andrey Desyatnikov, Maxim Barashkov, Jeremy Evans, Stefan Jovic, Sam Froling, Jonas Jerebko
Barcelona team news:
Thomas Heurtel (status out) – He is a long-term injury absentee for Barcelona due to a knee injury and is expected to be out until January.
Kevin Pangos (status out) – He is also out due to a toe injury.
Barcelona expected squad for this game: Malcolm Davies, Adam Hanga, Cory Higgins, Kyle Kuric, Alex Abrines, Leandro Bolmaro, Victor Claver, Pau Ribas, Rolands Smits, Ante Tomic, Brandon Davies, Sergi Martinez, Nikola Mirotic, Pierre Oriola, Artem Pustovyi
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PF: Janis Timma
SF: Anthony Gill
C: Devon Booker
PG: Dairis Bertans
SG: Stefan Jovic
PF: Nikola Mirotic
SF: Rolands Smits
C: Brandon Davies / Ante Tomic
PG: Adam Hanga
SG: Cory Higgins
BCK Khimki: Jonas Jerebko, Chris Kramer, Vyacheslav Zaytsev, Sergey Karasev, Jeremy Evans, Andrey Desyatnikov
Barcelona: Arturas Milaknis, Jock Landale, Lukas Lekavicius, Paulius Jankunas, Rokas Jokubaitis
BCK vs BAR Dream11 teams:
PG: V Zaytsev, M Delaney
SG: A Shved (SP)
SF: A Hanga
PF: A Gill, N Mirotic, R Smits
C: B Davies
Considering how both the teams have been fairing of late, it's going to be a very tight affair. But Barca have better players on their roster and will be the favourites.