Eleven different players have appeared in Zalgiris’s starting lineups this season; only James Anderson has started every game.
Robertas Jankunas is 10 rebounds away from tying David Andersen for fourth place on the Euroleague’s career rebounding charts. He enters this week’s game with 1,135 boards.
Robertas Javtokas is sixth on the Euroleague’s career blocks list at 139. With his next rejection he will tie Denis Marconato for fifth place. Fran Vazquez ranks first at 233.
Arturas Milaknis has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last nine Euroleague games.
Sergio Llull led Madrid to a 3-1 record against Zalgiris last season by averaging 16.3 points on a combined 9-of-19 three-point shooting plus 4.5 assists per game.
Llull has made 10 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.
Rudy Fernandez has the most steals in the Top 16 with an average of 2.3 per game.
Rudy Fernandez has recorded at least 1 steal in 10 consecutive Euroleague games.
Rudy has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last seven games.
Rudy needs 3 more three-pointers to reach 200 for his Euroleague career.
Felipe Reyes has a performance index rating of at least 10 in each of his last 10 Euroleague appearances.
Andres Nocioni needs just 5 more blocked shots to reach the century mark for his Euroleague career.
Nocioni needs just 9 more steals to reach the century mark for his Euroleague career.
Jonas Maciulis is closing in on a place among the Euroleague’s career top 10 in steals. He is currently ranked 12th all-time with 196 steals. Jaka Lakovic (198) is 11th and Shaun Stonerook (201) is tenth.
Maciulis played four seasons for Zalgiris between 2005 and 2009, during which he helped the club to a pair of Lithuanian League crowns, two Lithuanian Cups and one Baltic League title. Paulius Jankunas and Arturas Milanknis are the only current Zalgiris players from Maciulis’s time with the team.
Maciulis played with Paulius Jankunas and Robertas Javtokas on the Lithuanian national team over the years. The trio teamed up to lead Lithuania to the bronze medal at the 2007 European championships. Maciulis and Javtokas played for Lithuania when it won the bronze at the 2010 world championships and the silver at the 2013 European championships.