AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan vs. Zalgiris Kaunas
· Zalgiris has won five of the last six games between these teams. In their most recent meeting, Zalgiris edged Milan 83-78 in Round 10; Brandon Davies starred with a career-high 27 points plus 10 rebounds. Davies also had career highs in two-pointers made (11) and assists (4) in that game.
· The last time Zalgiris visited Milan was in Round 6 of last season and Zalgiris won 62-94; the margin of victory of 32 points for Zalgiris was the largest in a road game for the club this century.
· Zalgiris and Milan played one another in the 1998 Cup Winners' Cup final. Zalgiris topped Milan 82-67 to lift its first European trophy. Saulius Stombergas led the winners with 35 points in just 29 minutes.
· Zalgiris tied its EuroLeague club record with 49 total rebounds in a 77-65 home win over Milan in March of last season.
· Milan forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas started his EuroLeague career with Zalgiris and played three seasons there from 2010 through 2013. He was a teammate of Zalgiris big man Paulius Jankunas.
· Milan big man Arturas Gudaitis played at Zalgiris Kaunas for two seasons from 2013 through 2015. He was a teammate of current Zalgiris head coach Sarunas Jasikevicius as well as current Zalgiris players Paulius Jankunas, Arturas Milaknis and Edgaras Ulanovas.
· Gudaitis was a teammate of Zalgiris injured big man Antanas Kavaliauskas at Rytas Vilnius during the 2015-16 season.
· Kavaliauskas and Milan shooting guard Dairis Bertans were teammates for three seasons at two different clubs. First, at VEF Riga for two seasons, from 2011 to 2013, and then for a season at Bilbao Basket during the 2013-14 campaign.
· Milan guard Andrea Cinciarini set his EuroLeague career-high in scoring with 17 points in an 84-88 road win against Zalgiris in March 2017.
· Milan guard Nemanja Nedovic delivered a career-high 9 assists while playing for Unicaja Malaga against Zalgiris in January of last season.
· Jeff Brooks had a career-game last season for Unicaja Malaga against Zalgiris; he collected 16 points and 11 rebounds, including a career-high 6 offensive boards, for a career-best performance index rating of 29.
· Brooks posted his career high in steals with 7 playing for Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari against Zalgiris in November 2014.
· Milan center Kaleb Tarczewski set his career-high with 10 rebounds in a loss against Zalgiris in November of last season.