This will be the 37th game on record between CSKA and Maccabi… all of which have come in the framework of Europe’s top-tier competition. The record between them is 18-18, though three of Maccabi’s victories from the mid-1970s were technical wins from the period when there were no diplomatic relations between Israel and the Soviet Union.
Cory Higgins, Viacheslav Kravtsov, Dimitriy Kulagin and Mikhail Kulagin are poised to make their respective Euroleague debuts.
Milos Teodosic needs 10 more three-pointers to catch retired CSKA star Marcus Brown for seventh place on the all-time Euroleague charts. Teodosic enters the game with 317 career triples.
Teodosic has made at least 1 three-pointer in 24 consecutive Euroleague games.
Teodosic has made 21 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.
Nando De Colo has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last six Euroleague games.
De Colo has scored in double figures in each of his last five Euroleague appearances.
De Colo has made 11 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.
Kyle Hines is closing in on a spot among the competition’s all-time top 10 in blocked shots. He enters this game ranked 13th with 117 career rejections. Former CSKA forward Marcus Goree (120) is 12th, Nikola Vujcic (122) 11th and Darjus Lavrinovic (123) 10th.
Victor Khryapa is 28 assists away from becoming the 18th player in Euroleague history to rack up 500 career assists.
Khryapa recorded one of the best games of his Euroleague career two seasons ago against Maccabi. He flirted with a triple-double and finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals for a performance index rating of 32, which tied his career high. CSKA cruised to a 100-65 victory.
Andrey Vorontsevich had one of the best games in his Euroleague career against Maccabi last season. He recorded 13 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocks for a performance index rating of 29 in a 99-80 regular season victory in Moscow.
Aaron Jackson scored a season-high 18 points in the 2013-14 Top 16 finale against Maccabi in Tel Aviv. He made 3 of 5 three-pointers in leading CSKA to a 76-81 victory.
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Dragan Bender, Trevor Mbakwe, Arinze Onuaku, Dagan Yivzori and Yovel Zoosman are set to make their respective Euroleague debuts.
Taylor Rochestie was the 2015 Ford Trophy winner after leading the Euroleague in scoring with 18.9 points per game.
Rochestie has scored in double figures in each of his last 21 Euroleague games.
Rochestie has made at least 1 three-pointer in 20 of his last 21 Euroleague games.
Brian Randle has a performance index rating of at least 10 in each of his last eight Euroleague appearances.
Devin Smith has made at least 1 three-pointer in five straight and 11 of his last 12 Euroleague games.
Vitor Faverani will play in his first Euroleague game since the 2008-09 season, when he was with Unicaja.
Faverani was a teammate of CSKA’s All-Euroleague guard Nando De Colo during the 2011-12 season at Valencia Basket. They helped the team reach the Eurocup championship game that season.