Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz
Laboral eliminated Panathinaikos in the best-of-three Euroleague playoffs in 2006 with a 71-74 victory in Game 3 behind 24 points from Serkan Erdogan.
Ioannis Bourousis leads the Euroleague in rebounding for the season with an average of 9.2 boards per game.
Bourousis enters this series with 246 career Euroleague games played and could become the seventh player to accrue 250 career appearances in Game 4.
Bourousis is shooting 6-for-26 from downtown (23.1%) on the road this season, compared to 19 for 41 shooting (46.3%) from behind the arc at home.
Bourousis has a performance index rating in double figures in 11 straight Euroleague games.
Bourousis has recorded at least 1 steal in five straight Euroleague games.
As a stalwart on the Greek national team, Bourousis has played alongside Panathinaikos players Dimitris Diamantidis (four major tournaments, including gold medal at EuroBasket 2005), Antonis Fotsis (six major tournaments, including gold medal at EuroBasket 2005) and Nick Calathes (five major tournaments).
Darius Adams has made at least 1 three-pointer in 18 of his last 19 Euroleague games.
Adam Hanga has recorded at least 1 steal in 14 straight Euroleague games.
Davis Bertans has been the most accurate three-point shooter in the Euroleague this season; he is shooting 18 for 32 from downtown (56.3%), but has not played in enough games to qualify for the leader board.
His next three-pointer will the 100th of Bertans’s Euroleague career.
Panathinaikos and Laboral have split their previous 14 meetings after the Greens won the first four games between the sides. Panathinaikos’s biggest victory over that time was in the 2007 Euroleague semifinal, with the Greens won 67-53 en route to winning the title in Athens.
Nick Calathes leads the league in steals with 2.0 per game; he has recorded at least 1 steal in 19 of his last 20 Euroleague games.
Dimitris Diamantidis needs 26 points to catch former teammate Mike Batiste (2,496 points) for fifth place on the Euroleague career scoring charts.
Diamantidis is 8 rebounds behind Denis Marconato for 10th place on the Euroleague career charts. He enters the playoffs with 961 career boards.
James Gist is 4 blocked shots away from reaching 100 for his Euroleague career.
Antonis Fotsis is 5 blocked shots away from reaching 100 for his Euroleague career.
Fotsis needs 6 more three-pointers to reach the milestone of 300 in his Euroleague career.