Twelve different players have appeared in Unicaja’s starting lineup this season, but no player has started every game.
Luka Zoric is tied with Brose Baskets’s Maik Zirbes for the Euroleague lead in fouls committed this season with 73 (3.5 per game). Fran Vazquez is third with 71.
Zoric was the Top 16 Game 11 bwin MVP after posting 21 points, 12 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks in last week’s victory at Real Madrid.
Unicaja is 7-0 this season when Marcus Williams has made at least 3 three-pointers in a game.
Williams had his best game of the season against CSKA Moscow with 28 points on 6-of-12 three-point shooting to lead Unicaja to an 81-94 victory over CSKA in Moscow in January. He was named Top 16 Game 5 co-MVP for his effort.
Fran Vazquez has made 16 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.
Vazquez, the Euroleague’s career leader in blocked shots, needs 3 more to become the first player to reach the 200 milestone.
Kosta Perovic played behind Nenad Krstic at Partizan Belgrade between 2002 and 2004, during which they won back-to-back Serbian League crowns.
Perovic has been a teammate of CSKA players Nenad Krstic and Milos Teodosic on the Serbian national team. Together they won the silver medal at EuroBasket 2009.
Perovic was a teammate of Vladimir Micov at Partizan during the 2006-07 season. Together they won the Serbian League championship.
Krunoslav Simon had one of his best Euroleague games against CSKA in Moscow last season. He tallied 21 points, 5 assists and 2 steals for a performance index rating of 25, though CSKA beat his team at the time, KK Zagreb, 87-74.
CSKA will become the first team in the modern Euroleague to win 200 games if it beats Unicaja in the Game of the Week.
Only four CSKA players – Aaron Jackson, Sasha Kaun, Vladimir Micov and Milos Teodosic – have appeared in every game this season. Coach Ettore Messina has used a total of 11 different players in his starting lineups and 17 players overall this season.
Ettore Messina coached Unicaja forward Sergi Vidal during the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons at Real Madrid.
Teodosic has made at least 1 three-pointer in five straight and 17 of his last 18 Euroleague games.
Viktor Khryapa has at least 1 steal in nine straight and 15 of his last 16 Euroleague games.
Zoran Erceg has made 17 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.
Andrey Vorontsevich has made 13 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.
Vladimir Micov has made at least 1 three-pointer in 10 straight Euroleague games; he is shooting 18 for 36 (50%) from downtown over that stretch.
Nenad Krstic has blocked at least 1 shot in seven straight Euroleague games.
Theo Papaloukas needs 1 more three-pointer to reach the century mark for his career.