Jonas Maciulis is the only Panathinaikos player to start every Euroleague game this season. Maciulis and Mike Bramos are the only players to appear in every game. Coach Argiris Padoulakis has used a total of 13 different players in his starting lineups this season.
Maciulis has made at least 1 three-pointer in five straight and 13 of his last 14 Euroleague games. He has made 35 of 70 three-pointers (50%) during that span.
Dimitris Diamantidis is closing in on second place on the Euroleague’s list of assists career. Diamantidis has 788 career assists – 10 fewer than Pablo Prigioni.
Diamantidis needs 2 more blocked shots to become the first guard in competition history to reject 100 shots.
Diamantidis has made at least 1 three-pointer in eight straight and 12 of his last 13 Euroleague games.
Roko Ukic needs 1 more three-pointer to reach the century mark for his Euroleague career.
Kostas Tsartsaris is 2 three-pointers shy of 100 for his Euroleague career.
Stephane Lasme leads the Euroleague in blocked shots with 2.05 per game. He has blocked at least 1 shot in seven straight and 11 of his last 12 Euroleague games.
Sofoklis Schortsanitis was a teammate of CSKA guard Milos Teodosic during three season at Olympiacos Piraeus between 2007 and 2010. In that time they helped the team reach back-to-back Euroleague Final Fours and win the 2010 Greek Cup. CSKA forward Zoran Erceg also played with them for the Reds in 2008-09.
CSKA and Panathinaikos have squared off in five previous Euroleague Final Fours, including the 2007 and 2009 title games, which were both won by the Greens. CSKA defeated Panathinaikos 66-64 in the semifinals of last season’s Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four in Istanbul.
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 12 different players in his starting lineups and 17 players overall this season.
Sasha Kaun was the bwin Top 16 Game 7 MVP after leading CSKA past Panathinaikos 86-69 with 13 points on perfect shooting, 8 rebounds and 5 shots en route to a performance index rating of 30 and an outing that his coach, Ettore Messina, compared to Hall of Famer Bill Russell.
Milos Teodosic has made at least 1 three-pointer in seven straight and 19 of his last 20 Euroleague games.
Viktor Khryapa has at least 1 steal in 10 of his last 11 Euroleague games.
Khryapa needs 30 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 of his last 12 Euroleague games; he is shooting 19 for 40 (47.5%) from downtown over that stretch.
Micov was a teammate of Panathinaikos guard Vasilis Xanthopoulos at Panionios BC Athens during the 2007-08 season.
Theo Papaloukas needs 1 more three-pointer to reach the century mark for his career.
Nenad Krstic was the 2011-12 Regular Season Game 9 bwin MVP after leading CSKA over Panathinaikos with 17 points on just 9 shots attempted plus 12 rebounds to finish with a performance index rating of 31. He also had a double-double (13 points, 11 rebounds) in the previous meeting against Panathinaikos that season.
Dmitry Sokolov had one of the best games in his Euroleague career against Panathinaikos in December 2010. He amassed 17 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks for a career-best performance index rating of 23, even though the Greens won 68-72 in Moscow.