Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Fenerbahce Istanbul
· Olympiacos holds a 10-7 edge over Fenerbahce in their meetings this century. Last season the Reds swept Fenerbahce, including a 95-70 rout in Piraeus with Vassilis Spanoulis and Janis Strelnieks netting 19 points apiece.
· This is a repeat of 2017 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Championship Game in which Fenerbahce won the trophy with an 80-64 win in large part thanks to a dominant all-around display from forward Nikola Kalinic who had a career-high index rating of 24 by collecting 17 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 1 blocked shot.
· In the 2017 championship game, Fenerbahce matched its club record in EuroLeague play this century with 9 blocked shots.
· Fenerbahce guard Kostas Sloukas helped Olympiacos to back-to-back EuroLeague titles in 2012 and 2013. Sloukas spent a total of five seasons in Piraeus, making his debut as a teenager in 2009, and won those titles with four current Olympiacos players: Vangelis Mantzaris, Kostas Papanikolaou, Georgios Printezis and Vassilis Spanoulis. Sloukas was also a teammate of Dimitrios Agravanis at Olympiacos.
· Sloukas, Mantzaris, Printezis, Spanoulis and Papanikolaou have been teammates on the Greek national team.
· Spanoulis played under Coach Obradovic for four seasons at Panathinaikos, in 2005-06 and from 2007 through 2010 before he joined archrival Olympiacos. Spanoulis and Obradovic won the 2009 EuroLeague title together.
· Fenerbahce guard Erick Green played at Olympiacos during the 2016-17 season and helped the team reach the EuroLeague championship game. He was a teammate with much of the current Reds’ roster.
· Georgios Bogris played under Coach Obradovic at Panathinaikos for two seasons, from 2009 to 2011. They won 2011 the EuroLeague title together.
· Fenerbahce's Nicolo Melli was a teammate of Olympiacos sharpshooter Janis Strelnieks at Brose Bamberg. Melli and Strelnieks teamed up for two seasons, from 2015 to 2017.
· Olympiacos center Nikola Milutinov and Fenerbahce forward Nikola Kalinic were teammates on the Serbian national team at the EuroBasket 2015.
· Milutinov and Fenerbahce big man Joffrey Lauvergne were teammates at Partizan NIS Belgrade during the 2013-14 season.
· Fenerbahce forward Baris Hersek played under coach David Blatt at Anadolu Efes Istanbul during 2007-08 season.
· Fenerbahce guard Sinan Guler posted his career-high with 12 assists playing for Galatasaray Istanbul against Olympiacos in November 2016.
· Fenerbahce guard Sinan Guler matched his career-high with 4 steals playing for Galatasaray Istanbul against Olympiacos twice during the 2016-17 season.
· Vassilis Spanoulis posted his career high with an index rating of 39 playing for Olympiacos against Fenerbahce in January 2014.
· Kostas Papanikolaou matched his career-high with 4 steals twice against Fenerbahce last season.
· Axel Toupane tied his career high in total rebounds with 7 playing for Zalgiris against Fenerbahce in December of last season.
· Fenerbahce big man Ahmet Duverioglu tied his career-high with an index rating of 15 against Olympiacos in February of last season.