Dimitris Diamantidis needs 28 points to catch the retired Nikola Vujcic for sixth place on the Euroleague career scoring charts. Diamantidis enters this game with 2,416 career points.
Nick Calathes leads the league in steals with 2 per game.
Calathes has recorded at least 1 steal in 12 straight Euroleague games.
Antonis Fotsis is 5 blocked shots away from reaching the century mark for his Euroleague career.
James Gist is 6 blocked shots away from reaching the century mark for his Euroleague career.
James Feldeine has made at least 1 three-pointer in five straight and 13 of his last 14 Euroleague games.
Miroslav Raduljica has made 9 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.
Raduljica played for Efes during the 2010-11 season.
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Anadolu Efes leads the league through in both three-point shots made (160) and accuracy (42.9%).
Coach Dusan Ivkovic has used 12 different players in the starting lineup so far this season.
Ivkovic coached Panathinaikos head coach Aleksandar Djordjevic over the years on the Yugoslavian/Serbia and Montenegro national teams, including to EuroBasket gold medals in 1991 and 1995.
Ivkovic coached Panathinaikos forward Antonis Fotsis for two seasons at Dynamo Moscow from 2005 through 207. They led Dynamo to the 2006 ULEB Cup title.
Thomas Heurtel is the league leader in assists with 7.7 per game; He is now the competition’s all-time leader in assists per game too with an average of 5.3 per game. Heurtel has delivered at least 5 assists in every game so far this season.
Jon Diebler has made at least 1 three-pointer in seven straight and 15 of his last 16 Euroleague games.
Dario Saric has made 20 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.
Cedi Osman has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last seven Euroleague games.
Derrick Brown was a teammate of Panathinaikos guard Nick Calathes at Lokomotiv Kuban during the 2012-13 season, which was Brown’s first campaign in Europe. They led Lokomotiv to that season’s Eurocup title.