BC KHIMKI MOSCOW REGION
Khimki leads the league in assists with 19.0 per game.
Twelve different players have appeared in the starting lineup for Khimki at least once this season; no player has started every game.
Rimas Kurtinaitis coached Caja Laboral big man Milko Bjelica for two seasons at Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius between 2008 and 2010. Together they won the 2009 Eurocup, back-to-back Lithuanian League and Cup doubles plus the 2009 Baltic League.
Zoran Planinic spent two seasons at Caja Laboral - then Tau Ceramica – between 2006 and 2008. During that time he helped the team reach back-to-back Euroleague Final Fours and win the 2008 Spanish League title. The current Laboral roster is devoid of players from Planinic’s time with the team.
Now in his ninth Euroleague season, Zoran Planinic is averaging career highs in scoring (12.9 ppg.) and assists (6.3 apg.).
Vitaly Fridzon has made at least 1 three-pointer in 20 consecutive Euroleague games.
Fridzon has made 9 straight free throws in Euroleague action.
Petteri Koponen is a perfect 21 for 21 from the free throw line this season.
Koponen came off the bench for season-highs of 23 points and 7 assists en route to Top 16 Game 12 bwin MVP honors last week against Fenerbahce Ulker.
Paul Davis has scored in double figures in 15 consecutive Euroleague games.
Davis has blocked at least 1 shot in five straight and eight of his last nine Euroleague games.
Davis matched his season high with 20 points in a 71-83 road win at Caja Laboral last month.
CAJA LABORAL VITORIA
Maciej Lampe has scored in double figures in 10 straight Euroleague games.
Lampe spent three seasons between 2006 and 2009 at BC Khimki Moscow Region. During his time there he helped Khimki win the 2008 Russian Cup and reach the 2009 Eurocup title game. The only player that remains on the roster from Lampe’s time is Vitaly Fridzon.
Nemanja Bjelica has made at least 1 three-pointer in 13 of his last 14 Euroleague games.
Fernando San Emeterio needs 1 more three-pointer to reach the century mark for his career.
Omar Cook was a teammate of Khimki forward James Augustine at Valencia Basket during the 2010-11 campaign. Together they helped the club within one win of the Euroleague Final Four.