FC Barcelona Lassa vs. CSKA Moscow
· CSKA holds a 14-9 edge in head-to-head meetings in the EuroLeague this century. CSKA beat Barcelona on opening night this season 95-75 with Cory Higgins scoring 18 and Nando De Colo 17 points.
· Barcelona has not won against CSKA in Moscow in more than six years. Only Ante Tomic remains for Barcelona and Andrey Vorontsevich for CSKA from Barca's last win in Moscow on December 13, 2012. The leading scorer was the recently-retired Juan Carlos Navarro with 21 points.
· There have been no less than five Final Four meetings between these teams this century. Four of them came in the semifinals, with each team winning twice.
· CSKA and Barcelona qualified for the 2003 Final Four and battled in the semifinals. Playing in its own city, Barcelona beat CSKA 76-71 and went on to win its maiden EuroLeague title; Gregor Fucka led the way with 21 points.
· CSKA and Barcelona met in the semifinals at the 2006 Final Four in Prague. CSKA prevailed 75-84 behind 19 points from J.R. Holden and went on to win the crown.
· CSKA and Barcelona faced each other in the 2009 EuroLeague semifinals in Berlin. CSKA won 78-82; Ramunas Siskauskas shined with 29 points off the bench.
· CSKA and Barcelona battled in the 2010 EuroLeague semifinals. Barcelona won 64-54 with Fran Vazquez leading the way with 11 points.
· CSKA's Sergio Rodriguez and Barcelona big man Ante Tomic were teammates at Real Madrid from 2010 to 2012.
· Barcelona guard Pau Ribas was a teammate of Rodriguez on the Spanish national team and together they won the gold medal at the EuroBasket 2015. Together with Barcelona big man Pierre Oriola, they helped the Spanish national team win a bronze medal last summer at EuroBasket 2017.
· Nando De Colo of CSKA and Victor Claver of Barcelona were teammates for three seasons from 2009 until 2012 at Valencia Basket. They won the 2010 EuroCup title together and in the 2010-2011 season made their respective EuroLeague debuts together.
· De Colo and Barcelona's Thomas Heurtel and Kevin Seraphin have been teammates on the French national team. Together, De Colo and Heurtel won EuroBasket 2013 gold, while De Colo and Seraphin won EuroBasket 2011 silver.
· CSKA swingman Cory Higgins set a career-high with 5 steals in a 92-76 home win against Barcelona in December 2016.
· Rodriguez tied his career high in assists with 13 playing for Real Madrid against Barcelona in January 2016.
· CSKA center Othello Hunter tied his career high in offensive rebounds with 7 playing for Olympiacos Piraeus against Barcelona in February 2016.
· Adam Hanga tied his career-highs of 4 steals and 4 blocks and set a career-best index rating of 30 playing for Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz against CSKA in March 2016.
· Victor Claver tied his career high in performance index rating with 24 in a 92-76 road loss against CSKA in December 2016.
· CSKA center Kyle Hines matched his career-high with 4 steals in the season opener against Barcelona.
· Nando De Colo had a career-high 30 points against Barcelona in March 2016.
· De Colo matched his career-highs with 11 assists and 4 steals against Barcelona in December 2017.