Olympiacos ousted Montepaschi 3-1 in the playoffs last season en route to winning the title. Kyle Hines averaged 14.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks – including a career high 4 on the deciding game – to lead the Reds.
Kyle Hines leads the league in offensive rebounding with 2.8 per game.
Vassilis Spanoulis had the only double-digit assist game of his career against Montepaschi in the 2009 playoffs. Spanoulis, then with Panathinaikos, led the Greens to a series clinching 84-91 Game 4 win with 11 points, 10 assists and 3 steals.
Spanoulis’s streaks of making at least 1 three-pointer and scoring in double figures in 15 straight Euroleague games both came to an end last week.
Spanoulis cracked the Euroleague career top 10 in assists last week and enters this week tied for ninth place all-time with Greek national teammate Nikos Zisis at 483.
Spanoulis needs 3 more free throws to become the sixth player in competition history to knock down 500 free throws.
Spanoulis leads the league in fouls drawn with 76.
Kostas Papanikolaou was the regular season leader in three-point accuracy at 59.4%.
Pero Antic has made at least 1 three-pointer in eight of his last nine Euroleague games.
Montepaschi Siena leads the Euroleague in scoring (87.5 ppg.), three-pointers made (159), three-point percentage (42.9%), free throws made (227), free-throw percentage (82.2%) and average performance index rating (93.0) this season.
Brown leads the Euroleague in scoring (20.9 ppg.) and is ranked third in assists (5.6 apg.).
Brown has made 24 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.
Brown has scored at least 10 points and made at least 1 three-pointer in 12 of his last 13 Euroleague games.
Kristjan Kangur has made at least 1 three-pointer in 10 consecutive games.
Aleksandar Rasic has made 9 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.
Tomas Ress has blocked at least 1 shot in seven straight games. He is the Top 16 leader in blocked shots with an average of 3 rejections per game.
Matt Janning has made at least 1 three-pointer in eight of his last nine straight Euroleague games.
David Moss has made at least 1 three-pointer in 10 of his last 11 Euroleague games.