FC Barcelona Lassa vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
· Barcelona has won 11 of their last 12 meetings, dating back to 2009. Maccabi has not won in Barcelona since 2005, a span during which Barcelona has strung seven consecutive home wins over Maccabi.
· Maccabi and Barcelona faced each other in the 1991 EuroLeague Final Four in Paris, France. Barcelona thrashed Maccabi 101-67 in the first semifinal behind Jose Antonio Montero, who shined with 25 points off the bench.
· Maccabi and Barcelona met in the 2000 EuroLeague semifinals in Thessaloniki, Greece. Maccabi prevailed 51-65 thanks to 24 points from Nate Huffman.
· Barcelona did the double over Maccabi last season. Petteri Koponen contributed 14 points in a 69-79 early-season road win before Ante Tomic produced 15 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in a 76-71 victory in Barcelona.
· Maccabi forward DeShaun Thomas played at FC Barcelona Lassa during the 2014-15 season and was a teammate there of Juan Carlos Navarro and Ante Tomic.
· Maccabi center Alex Tyus and Barcelona point guard Thomas Heurtel were teammates at Anadolu Efes Istanbul for the 2015-16 season.
· Victor Claver played under current Maccabi head coach Neven Spahija at Valencia Basket for two seasons, from 2008 to 2010. They won the 2010 EuroCup title together, and Claver won 2010 EuroCup Rising Star award.
· Barcelona center Ante Tomic earned 2014-15 Top 16 Round 10 MVP honors against Maccabi after posting 16 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists for a performance index rating of 35 on March 12, 2015.
· In February of last season, Alex Tyus posted his career-high in points with 19 playing for Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul against Barcelona.