Olympiacos defeated CSKA Moscow 61-62 in the 2012 Euroleague Championship Game, which went down as an instant classic. The Reds came from 19 down in the third quarter to win on Georgios Printezis’s floater with 0.7 seconds left.
Vassilis Spanoulis scored 11 fourth-quarter points to lead Olympiacos back from a 9-point deficit with four minutes remaining for a 68-70 victory over CSKA in the semifinals at last season’s Final Four in Madrid.
Coach Giannis Sfairopoulos was an assistant coach with CSKA Moscow during the 2011-12 season, during which CSKA reached the Euroleague championship game, but lost to Olympiacos. Four current CSKA players remain from that squad.
Spanoulis is 1 steal shy of becoming the 13th player in competition history with 200 career steals.
Spanoulis needs 33 more points to become just the second person in competition history to reach 3,000 career points.
Matt Lojeski needs 3 more three-pointers to reach 100 for his Euroleague career.
Daniel Hackett has made 11 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.
Georgios Printezis was a teammate of CSKA center Joel Freeland for parts of two seasons at Unicaja Malaga between 2009 and 2011.
Nikola Milutinov was a teammate of CSKA star MilosTeodosic on the Serbian national team, which reached the semifinal at EuroBasket 2015 last summer.
Darius Johnson-Odom was a teammate of CSKA forward Nikita Kurbanov at Spartak St. Petersburg during the 2012-13 season.
Ioannis Papapetrou has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last five Euroleague games.
CSKA is the Euroleague’s top-scoring team with an average of 91.8 points per game. CSKA leads the league in performance index rating (107.6) and in both three-point shots made (234) and accuracy (42.7%).
Nando De Colo leads the Euroleague in performance index rating this season with an average of 24.2 per game and in scoring with 19.7 points per game.
De Colo has made at least 1 three-pointer in 12 straight Euroleague games.
De Colo has scored in double figures in each of his last 26 appearances.
De Colo has made 19 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action. Having made 92.4% of his free throws, he is the most accurate free throw shooter in Euroleague history.
Milos Teodosic spent four seasons with Olympiacos early in his career between 2007 and 2011. He won the 2010 Euroleague MVP, helped the Reds to a pair of Final Four appearances and was a teammate of current Olympiacos players Vassilis Spanoulis and Georgios Printezis.
Teodosic has made multiple three-pointers in each of his last 14 Euroleague games. Teodosic has made at least 1 three-pointer in 45 of his last 46 Euroleague games.
Teodosic needs 3 more three-pointers to catch retired Jaka Lakovic for third place on the list of most three-pointers made in competition history. Teodosic enters this week’s game with 378 career threes.
Teodosic has scored in double figures in each of his last 13 Euroleague games.
Teodosic has made 10 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.
Cory Higgins is the league leader in three-point accuracy at 55.1%. He has made 27 of 49 threes this season.
Kyle Hines spent two seasons with Olympiacos from 2011 through 2013 and helped the Reds win back-to-back Euroleague titles. He was a teammate there of three current Olympiacos players: Vassilis Spanoulis, Georgios Printezis and Vaneglis Mantzaris.
Kyle Hines has 139 career blocked shots and with his next rejection will tie Denis Marconato for seventh place on the Euroleague career list.
Andrey Vorontsevich has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last six Euroleague games.