CSKA has won eight of its last nine games against Unicaja. Its record is 17-4 all-time against the club.
Dimitris Itoudis coached Unicaja guard Stefan Markovic last season in Turkey at Banvit Bandirma.
Milos Teodosic and Unicaja guard Stefan Markovic were teammates on the Serbian national team that claimed silver medals this past summer at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain.
Teodosic is closing in on a spot among the Euroleague’s all-time top 10 in three-pointers made. He enters this week’s game in 13th place with 273 career triples. Louis Bullock is next with 275, followed by Drew Nicholas (11th, 276) and Igor Rakocevic (10th, 277).
Teodosic has scored in double figures in eight consecutive Euroleague games.
Sonny Weems was a teammate of Unicaja forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas during the 2011-12 season at Zalgiris Kaunas. That team won the Lithuania League and Cup double plus the Baltic League title.
Weems has made at least 1 three-pointer in 11 straight Euroleague games.
Sasha Kaun leads the Euroleague in career two-point shooting percentage. Kaun has made 360 of 514 two-point shots (70.0%). He also leads the career field goal shooting percentage list; Kaun has never attempted a three-point shot in 125 Euroleague career games.
Kaun has blocked at least 1 shot in each of the last seven Euroleague games.
Aaron Jackson has made 17 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.
Nando De Colo has recorded at least 1 steal in eight straight Euroleague games.
De Colo has made 9 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.
Andrey Vorontsevich has made 12 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.
Vorontsevich has scored in double figures and made at last 1 three-pointer in each of the past seven games.
Unicaja leads the Euroleague in offensive rebounds with 15.8 per game. The team is on pace to smash the Euroleague’s single-season record in that category of 15.1 offensive rebounds per game set by Cholet Basket in 2010-11.
Ryan Toolson has made at least 1 three-pointer in 11 consecutive Euroleague games.
Fran Vazquez continues climbing the competition’s all-time charts in offensive rebounds. He cracked the top 10 last week and now sits at ninth with 292 career offensive boards. Aleksey Savrasenko (294) and David Andersen (301) are the next two targets on the list.
Kostas Vasileiadis was a teammate of CSKA Moscow guard Aaron Jackson for two seasons between 2010 and 2012 at Bizkaia Basket Bilbao in Spain. They led the club to its first-ever Euroleague appearance and then to the Euroleague playoffs in the second of those seasons.
Vasileiadis has made 11 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.
Mindaugas Kuzminskas set a Euroleague career high in scoring with 20 points against CSKA in Regular Season Round 4.
Stefan Markovic was a teammate of CSKA guard Nando De Colo during the 2011-12 season at Valencia Basket. The backcourt duo helped Valencia reach the Eurocup championship game that season.
Jayson Granger had the best game of his Euroleague career in Regular Season Round 4 against CSKA with career-highs of 20 points and 10 assists for a performance index rating of 33.