Real Madrid swept Maccabi in three games in the 2013 playoffs en route to the Euroleague Final Four.
Real Madrid beat Maccabi 89-85 in the 1980 title game in Berlin to win the Euroleague. Rafa Rullan scored 27 points to lead Madrid to victory.
Eleven different players have appeared in Madrid’s starting lineup this season; only Sergio Llull has started every game.
Rudy Fernandez has recorded at least 1 steal in 14 of his last 15 Euroleague games.
Rudy has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last 12 games.
Rudy has made 12 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.
Rudy has scored in double figures in six straight and 11 if his last 12 Euroleague games.
Sergio Llull established a career high with 26 points on 6-of-8 three-point shooting in leading Madrid past Maccabi in Game 2 of the 2013 playoffs series.
Llull has made at least 1 three-pointer in 10 of his last 11 Euroleague appearances.
Andres Nocioni needs just 5 more blocked shots to reach the century mark for his Euroleague career.
Nocioni needs just 8 more steals to reach the century mark for his Euroleague career.
Jonas Maciulis is closing in on a place among the Euroleague’s career top 10 in steals. He is 11th all-time with 200 career steals. Shaun Stonerook (201) is tenth.
Jaycee Carroll has made at least 1 three-pointer in five straight and nine of his last 10 Euroleague appearances.
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Maccabi defeated Real Madrid 86-98 last season in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Championship Game in Milan. Each team still has three starters from that game on its current roster.
Coach Guy Goodes has featured 12 different players in Maccabi’s starting lineups this season. No player has started every Euroleague game. Only Jeremy Pargo has appeared in every game.
Devin Smith has made at least 1 three-pointer in six straight Euroleague games.
Sofoklis Schortsanitis was a teammate of Real Madrid center Ioannis Bourousis for four seasons from 2006 through 2010 at Olympiacos Piraeus. They also played together for several years on the Greek national team.
Schortsanitis was a teammate of Real Madrid forward Jonas Maciulis during the 2012-13 season at Panathinaikos Athens. Together they led the Greens to the Greek League and Cup double.
Schortsanitis dominated early and finished with a season-high 17 points plus 8 rebounds to lead Maccabi to its 90-86 victory over Madrid in Top 16 Round 5.
MarQuez Haynes scored a season-high 17 points on 5-of-8 three-point shooting to help Maccabi beat Madrid in Top 16 Round 5.
Guy Pnini was a teammate of Madrid big man Marcus Slaughter for part of the 2007-08 season with Israeli club Hapoel Jerusalem.
Joe Forte could make his Euroleague debut this week.