BEL vs MOS Dream11: CSKA Moscow will be looking to snap their two-game skid in EuroLeague when they face Crvena Zvezda in round-25 at Stark Arena on Friday night (IST). Moscow are the defending champions and are currently sitting fourth in the EuroLeague table, having won 16 times in 24 games. Their five-game winning run was snapped by current EuroLeague leaders Anadolu Efes, with the team dropping a second consecutive game against Olympiacos, which was their last outing in EuroLeague. They recovered from those two defeats with two wins in VTB United League, beating Astana and Calev / Cramo.
Crvena Zvezda, meanwhile, are hard-pressed for a win as well as they look to get into the top-8 in the table. They are 12th heading into this game but face only a one-game deficit in the playoff race.
Crvena Zvezda vs CSKA Moscow team news:
Crvena Zvezda: Filip Covic and Ognjen Kuzmic both have been released by the club, and are no longer with the team.
Ongjen Dobric is expected to be out for at least four more weeks following a finger injury. Kalin Lucas may make his EuroLeague debut this week.
CSKA Moscow: For Moscow, the usual Will Clyburn remains out of contention at the moment with a long-term knee injury. Andrey Vorontsevich is also out of the next game with an ankle injury, while Mikhail Kulagin is out indefinitely with knee injury.
Crvena Zvezda vs CSKA Moscow starting five:
Crvena Zvezda: Borisa Simanic, Ognjen Dobric, Michael Ojo, Lorenzo Brown, Branko Lazic
CSKA Moscow: Nikita Kurbanov, Howard Sant-Roos, Kyle Hines, Mike James, Johannes Voigtmann
Grand League tips:
Crvena Zvezda: Borisa Simanic, Ognjen Dobric, Michael Ojo, Lorenzo Brown, Branko Lazic, Kevin Punter, Charles Jenkins, Dejan Davidovac, Marko Jagodic-Kuridza, James Gist, Stratos Perperoglou, Vladimir Stimac
CSKA Moscow: Nikita Kurbanov, Howard Sant-Roos, Kyle Hines, Mike James, Johannes Voigtmann, Joel Bolomboy, Darrun Hillard, Ron Baker, Daniel Hackett, Kosta Koufos, Janis Strelnieks
BEL vs MOS Dream11 teams:
PG: L Brown, Jenkins, James (SP)
C: M Ojo, Bolomboy
PG: L Brown, James
SF: Sant-Roos, Davidovac
PF: Voigtmann, Simanic