When Zalgiris defeated Panathinaikos in the Top 16 last season, it ended a 10-game winning streak for the Greens against Zalgiris. Panathinaikos is 16-2 all-time against Zalgiris.
Dimitris Diamantidis is 6 points behind former teammate and four-time Euroleague champ Sarunas Jasikevicius for eighth place on the Euroleague career scoring charts. Diamantidis enters this week’s game with 2,337 career points.
James Gist needs 5 more three-pointers to reach the century mark for his Euroleague career.
Gist has recorded at least 1 steal in each of his last seven Euroleague appearances.
Antonis Fotsis is 7 blocked shots away from reaching the century mark for his Euroleague career.
Fotsis has made at least 1 three-pointer in nine of his last 10 Euroleague games.
Nikos Pappas has scored in double figures and made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last five Euroleague appearances.
Vladimir Jankovic has recorded at least 1 steal in each of his last six Euroleague games.
Nick Calathes recorded separate Euroleague career-highs in scoring and assists in games against Zalgiris in the 2011-12 regular season. Calathes led the Greens to a 92-75 home win in November 2011 with 7 assists and then scored 17 in 20 minutes a month later in a 59-94 victory in Lithuania.
Sasha Pavlovic scored a Euroleague career-high 22 points against Zalgiris back in November 2002 to lead his team, Buducnost, to a 106-102 overtime victory.
Ian Vougioukas won the Euroleague with Panathinaikos in 2011. He spent two seasons with the club, from 2010 through 2012 and played alongside current Greens Dimitris Diamantidis, Antonis Fotsis and Nick Calathes.
Mantas Kalnietis and Nick Calathes made up a dynamite backcourt for Lokomotiv Kuban during the 2012-13 season; together they led Lokomotiv to the Eurocup championship.
Robertas helped Panathinaikos win the Euroleague title in 2007.
Javtokas and Panathinaikos forward Antonis Fotsis were teammates at Dynamo Moscow during the 2007-08 season. They led the club to the ULEB Cup semifinals.
Paulius Jankunas needs 3 more three-pointers to reach the century mark for his Euroleague career.