Ettore Messina spent a season-and-a-half as head coach at Real Madrid between 2009 and March 2011. Among the current Madrid players he coached are Sergio Llull, Nikola Mirotic, Felipe Reyes, Mirza Begic, Carlos Suarez and Sergio Rodriguez.
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.
Milos Teodosic has made at least 1 three-pointer in six straight and 18 of his last 19 Euroleague games.
Viktor Khryapa has at least 1 steal in 10 straight and 16 of his last 17 Euroleague games.
Khryapa needs 36 more points to reach 1,000 for his Euroleague career.
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 11 straight Euroleague games; he is shooting 19 for 38 (50%) from downtown over that stretch.
Nenad Krstic has blocked at least 1 shot in seven of his last eight Euroleague games.
Theo Papaloukas needs 1 more three-pointer to reach the century mark for his career.
Aaron Jackson recorded the best game of his Euroleague career last season against Real Madrid. Jackson scored 15 points and dished 10 assists in recorded in performance index rating of 28 to lead his then team, Gescrap Bilbao, to a 93-69 victory over Madrid.
Real Madrid leads the Euroleague in rebounding with an average of 36.4 rebounds per game and in offensive rebounding with 12.2 per game.
Rudy Fernandez has made at least 1 three-pointer in 10 of his last 11 Euroleague games.
Fernandez has made 17 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.
Fernandez was the Top 16 Game 6 bwin MVP after erupting for 20 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals and a performance index rating of 34 in an overtime victory over CSKA.
Mirza Begic is ranked 10th on the all-time shots blocked list with 110. Former teammate D’Or Fischer sits in ninth place with 112 blocks.
Jaycee Carroll scored a Euroleague career-high 31 points against CSKA earlier this season. He made 6 of 8 three-pointers and compiled a performance index rating of 30.
Marcus Slaughter scored a Euroleague career-high 21 points in a 78-81 loss to CSKA Moscow when he played for Brose Baskets Bamberg in November of last season.