Unicaja Malaga vs. Khimki Moscow Region
· These two teams have never met in a EuroLeague game before.
· Stefan Markovic played for Unicaja Malaga for two seasons. He played under Coach Plaza and was a teammate with Carlos Suarez and Mo Soulade during 2014-15 and with Suarez, Alberto Diaz, Daniel Diez and Nemanja Nedovic in 2015-16.
· Markovic and Nedovic were teammates on the Serbian national team and won the silver medal at the 2016 Olympic Games.
· Unicaja big man James Augustine played four seasons for Khimki from 2012 to 2016. He helped the team win the 2015 EuroCup, together with Tyler Honeycutt, Sergey Monia, Ruslan Pateev and Egor Vialtsev. He was also a teammate there with Marko Todorovic and Alexey Shved during the 2015-16 season.
· Unicaja’s Giorgi Shermadini played under current Khimki Coach Georgios Bartzokas at Olympiacos Piraeus in the second part of the 2012-13 season. They won the EuroLeague together.
· Shermadini and Malcolm Thomas were frontcourt mates at Maccabi Tel Aviv for the first part of 2012-13 season.
· Malcolm Thomas posted his career high in blocks with 3 playing for Maccabi Tel Aviv against Unicaja Malaga in November 2012.