Real Madrid vs. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
· Baskonia has enjoyed the better of its brief EuroLeague history with Madrid, winning four of their five meetings including both previous trips to the Spanish capital.
· Baskonia handed out an emphatic 105-75 thrashing in Round 7 in Vitoria. Rodrigue Beaubois led the scoring in an all-round team display with 15 points.
· The road teams were victorious in last season's meetings between these teams. Johannes Voigtmann registered a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds in a thrilling 87-91 Baskonia win in Madrid, before Luka Doncic posted 16 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists as Madrid gained revenge 71-79 in Vitoria.
· Baskonia’s Marcelinho Huertas and Rudy Fernandez of Real Madrid played together at Joventut Badalona for three seasons, from 2004 to 2007.
· Madrid guard Fabien Causeur played for Baskonia for four full seasons, from 2012 to 2016. He was a teammate of current Baskonia players Ilimane Diop and Tornike Shengelia.
· Madrid’s Coach Pablo Laso spent the bulk of his playing career in Vitoria with Baskonia in the 1990s. He helped lead the club to its first ever title, the 1995 Copa del Rey, as well as back-to-back Saporta Cup final appearances.
· Madrid’s Anthony Randolph and Baskonia’s Matt Janning were teammates at Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar for the second part of the 2015-16 season; they helped the club reach the EuroLeague Final Four together.
· Madrid’s Jaycee Carroll played under Coach Pedro Martinez at Gran Canaria for two seasons from 2009 through 2011.
· Baskonia playmaker Marcelinho Huertas and Madrid swingman Rudy Fernandez were teammates at Joventut Badalona for three seasons, from 2004 through 2007.
· Baskonia’s Luca Vildoza and Patricio Garino were teammates with Madrid guard Facundo Campazzo on the Argentinian national team last summer. They won the silver medal at the Fiba Americup.
· Baskonia big man Johannes Voigtmann posted a career-high 13 rebounds, including a career-best 7 offensive boards, in a loss against Madrid in February of last season.
· Baskonia guard Rodrigue Beaubois posted a career high 6 assists playing for Strasbourg against Madrid in November 2015.
· Baskonia guard Matt Janning had career-highs of 21 points and a performance index rating of 21 playing for Anadolu Efes Istanbul against Madrid in April 2015.
· Madrid big man Anthony Randolph posted a career high in defensive rebounds with 12 in Madrid’s 87-91 home loss against Baskonia in October of last season.
· Jonas Maciulis matched his career high in performance index rating with 28 playing for Panathinaikos against Baskonia in November 2013.