Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul
· There have been 10 meetings between these sides over the last five seasons. Zalgiris holds a 6-4 edge, but the last four games have all been won by the away team.
· Last season, Kevin Pangos hit 5 triples in a 71-84 victory for Zalgiris in December, but three months later 25 points from Jayson Granger - now with Baskonia - gave Efes revenge with a 78-86 road win.
· Efes forward Brock Motum played at Zalgiris the last two seasons. He played under head coach Sarunas Jasikevicus and was a teammate of much of the current Zalgiris team.
· Efes center Vladimir Stimac played for Zalgiris Kanuas during the 2006-07 season; he was a teammate with long-time Zalgiris players Arturas Milaknis and Paulius Jankunas.
· Stimac and Zalgiris guard Vasilije Micic were teammates at FC Bayern Munich during the 2014-15 season and again at Zvezda in the second part of the 2015-16 season. They also teamed up on the Serbian national team last summer with which they won the silver medal at EuroBasket 2017.
· Efes swingman Krunoslav Simon accumulated a career high index rating of 35 playing for Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar against Zalgiris in January of 2014.