Coach Pablo Laso spent the bulk of his playing career in Vitoria with Baskonia (Laboral Kutxa), the last two of which he teamed with current Laboral head coach Velimir Perasovic between 1993 and 1995. They led the club to its first ever title, the 1995 Copa del Rey as well as back-to-back Saporta Cup final appearances.
Felipe Reyes joined the competition’s all-time top 10 scorers last week. He now has 2,334 points and needs 9 more to catch Euroleague legend and current Zalgiris head coach Sarunas Jasikevicius for ninth place.
This game will feature the top two rebounders in Euroleague history. Reyes is first with 1,437 boards and his former teammate and Laboral Kutxa counterpart Ioannis Bourousis is second with 1,328.
Sergio Llull has made at least 1 three-pointer in 10 straight Euroleague games.
Trey Thompkins has made 33 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.
Jaycee Carroll has made 18 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.
Gustavo Ayon has recorded at least 1 steal in 10 straight Euroleague games.
Ayon has posted a performance index rating in double figures in each of his last 10 Euroleague games.
K.C.Rivers is 5 three-pointers shy of reaching the century mark for his Euroleague career.
Jonas Maciulis needs 1 more three-pointer to reach the milestone of 200 in his Euroleague career.
Maciulis has recorded at least 1 steal in five straight Euroleague games.
Rudy Fernandez has made 12 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.
Sergio Rodriguez is 7 assists away from dishing the 700th of his Euroleague career. He will become the eighth player to reach that number.
Andres Nocioni spent the largest portion of his career in Vitoria, where he played parts of eight seasons, from 1999 through 2004 and again from 2012 through 2014. He had some of his best seasons with the club, with whom he was named to the 2002-03 All-Euroleague Second Team, won the 2002 Spanish League and a pair of Spanish Cope Del Reys.
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Ioannis Bourousis leads the Euroleague in rebounding with an average of 9 boards per game.
Bourousis is shooting 9 for 15 from downtown at home this season compared to 4-for-15 shooting from behind the arc on the road.
Bourousis won the Euroleague last season with Madrid. He spent a total of two seasons with the club playing under Coach Pablo Laso and most of the team’s current roster.
Darius Adams has made at least 1 three-pointer in 10 straight Euroleague games.
Adams has recorded at least 1 steal in five straight and 12 of his last 13 Euroleague games.
Adam Hanga has recorded at least 1 steal in five straight and nine of his last 10 Euroleague games.
Jaka Blazic has made 12 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.