KB vs RM Dream11: European powerhouse and the defending champions CSKA Moscow will be looking to make a hat-trick of wins in EuroLeague when they host Italian outfit, Olimpia Milano, at Sports Swimming Complex CSKA, in Moscow, Russia on Thursday night (IST). Moscow are 5th on the table while Milano (8th) are just about hanging on the fringes of playoff positions.
It has not been a season to remember for Moscow and their fans, as inconsistency continues to harm the team. Still, Moscow remains one of the dangerous teams in the league.
Moscow flexed their muscles in the last game when they travelled to Turkey to play red-hot Anadolu Efes in the last round. Efes were the leader prior to that game, and still, Moscow beat them 80-81 at their own home. It whos Moscow’s clutch game, and the ability to carve out results when the going gets tough.
Milano are 8th heading into this game and come off into this game with their first win in six EuroLeague games. Their current position on the table is a far cry from earlier rounds when they were leading the charge.
Teams: CSKA Moscow and Olimpia Milano
Venue: Sports Swimming Complex CSKA
Match Timing: December 26, @ 01:30 AM
CSKA Moscow team news: Will Clyburn has been ruled out due to a knee injury, and is joined by Mikhail Kulagin (foot injury) in the treatment room. No other injury concerns for the hosts.
Olimpia Milano team news: Nemanja Nedovic will miss this game for Milan due to the injury sustained in round-12 but Arturas Gudaitis is back fit and will be in contention for this game.
CSKA Moscow: Kyle Hines / Janis Strelnieks, Nikita Kurbanov, Johannes Voigtmann, Mike James, Darrun Hillard / Daniel Hackett
Olimpia Milano: Luis Scola, Vladimir Micov, Kaleb Tarczewski, Michael Roll, Sergio Rodriguez
CSKA Moscow: Mike James, Joel Bolomboy, Sergi Martinez, Nikola Mirotic, Pierre Oriola, Artem Pustovyi, Janis Strelnieks, Nikita Kurbanov, Daniel Hackett, Andrey Vorontsevich, Johannes Voigtmann, Joel Bolomboy, Ron Baker, Kyle Hines
Olimpia Milano: Jeff Brooks, Luis Scola, Amedeo Della Valle, Shelvin Mack, Vladimir Micov, Paul Biligha, Riccardo Moraschini, Michael Roll, Sergio Rodriguez, Kaleb Tarczewski, Arturas Gudaitis, CinCiarni, Christian Burns, Aaron White
PG: M James (SP), J Strelnieks, D Hackett
SG: D Hillard
SF: V Micov
PF: L Scola, J Brooks
C: K Hines
PG: M James (SP), J Strelnieks, S Rodriguez
SG: A D Valle
SF: N Kurbanov
PF: L Scola, J Vorontsevich
C: K Hines