Maccabi and Baskonia have been closely matched in their meetings this century, including two victories for the Israeli team in consecutive Final Fours in 2005 and 2006 - the former of which came in the championship game in Moscow, where Maccabi successfully defended its title by beating Baskonia 90-78. Final Four MVP and current Zalgiris coach Sarunas Jasikevicius led the winners with 22 points.
Maccabi coach Neven Spahija coached Baskonia during the 2007-08 season, when the club was known as Tau Ceramica. He led Baskonia to one of the most successful seasons in club history with a EuroLeague Final Four appearance and Spanish League championship. Current Baskonia head coach Pablo Prigioni was the Baskonia point guard that season.
Maccabi forward DeShaun Thomas was a teammate of Baskonia point guard Marcelinho Huertas during the 2014-15 season at FC Barcelona.
Toko Shengelia set his EuroLeague career scoring with 22 points against Maccabi last season.
Baskonia set its club record for three-pointers made in a EuroLeague game with 16 against Maccabi on December 10, 2009.