Only four CSKA players – Aaron Jackson, Sasha Kaun, Vladimir Micov and Milos Teodosic – have appeared in every game this season. Coach Ettore Messina has used a total of 11 different players in his starting lineups and 17 players overall this season.
Ettore Messina coached Zalgiris players Darjus Lavrinovic and Rimas Kaukenas during the 2009-10 season at Real Madrid.
Teodosic has made at least 1 three-pointer in 16 of his last 17 games.
Viktor Khryapa has at least 1 steal in eight straight and 14 of his last 15 Euroleague games.
Zoran Erceg has made 17 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.
Andrey Vorontsevich has made 13 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.
Vladimir Micov has made at least 1 three-pointer in nine straight Euroleague games; he is shooting 17 for 33 (51.5%) from downtown over that stretch.
Sonny Weems made his Euroleague debut last season with Zalgiris Kaunas. He was the team’s leading scorer and helped it to three titles - Baltic League, Lithuanian League and Lithuanian Cup – while playing alongside several current Zalgiris players.
Nenad Krstic has blocked at least 1 shot in six straight Euroleague games.
Krstic had one of his best Euroleague games for CSKA last season against Zalgiris. He amassed 21 points on 7-of-8 shooting and grabbed 7 rebounds in tallying a performance index rating of 33 in a 95-82 victory in November 2011.
Theo Papaloukas needs 1 more three-pointer to reach the century mark for his career.
Marko Popovic has made at least 1 three-pointer in 15 of his last 16 Euroleague games.
Popovic is nearing a place among the competition’s 25 greatest career scorers. He enters this week’s game in 26th place with 1,522 points. Mirsad Turkcan and Michailis Kakiouzos share 24th and 25th place with 1,528 points each.
Popovic played three seasons in Russia for Unics Kazan, where he was a teammate of CSKA players Dmitry Sokolov and Eugeny Voronov. Popovic helped Unics win the 2009 Russian Cup.
Darjus Lavrinovic needs 26 points to reach the 1,000-point milestone in his Euroleague career.
Darjus Lavrinovic played for CSKA last season and helped the club reach the Euroleague title game and win the Russian League and VTB United League.
Ksistof Lavrinovic scored 19 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in just 19 minutes to lead Zalgiris to a 76-66 victory over CSKA in October in the VTB United League.
Oliver Lafayette has made at least 1 three-pointer in nine of his last 10 Euroleague games.