Coach Jasikevicius played under CSKA coach Dimitris Itoudis at Panathinaikos for four seasons when the latter was an assistant coach there. They shared in winning the 2009 Euroleague.
Ten different players have appeared in Zalgiris’s starting lineup so far this season; only Edgaras Ulanovas has started every game.
Paulius Jankunas trails the retired Mirsad Turkcan by 26 rebounds for third place on the all-time Euroleague charts. Turkcan retired with 1,287 career boards.
Jankunas (and injured big man Robertas Jatokas) was a teammate of CSKA guard Vitlay Fridzon during the 2009-10 season at Khimki Moscow Region.
Ian Vougioukas has a performance index rating of at least 10 in each of his last five Euroleague games.
CSKA boasts a 15-1 record in Euroleague games against Zalgiris Kaunas, a streak that dates back to January 2000.
CSKA is the Euroleague’s top-scoring team with an average of 90.0 points per game.
Nando De Colo leads the Euroleague in performance index rating this season with an average of 23.1 per game and in scoring with 19.1 points per game.
De Colo has made multiple three-pointers in each of his last four games and is shooting 9 for 17 from downtown (52.9%) over that stretch. De Colo has made at least 1 three-pointer in 18 of his last 19 Euroleague games.
De Colo has scored in double figures in each of his last 18 Euroleague appearances.
De Colo is the Euroleague’s career leader in free throw accuracy. He’s shooting 92.9 %, having made 223 free throws out of 240 attempts over 60 games for Valencia Basket and CSKA.
Milos Teodosic has made multiple three-pointers in each of his last five games.
Teodosic has made at least 1 three-pointer in 38 of his last 39 Euroleague games.
Teodosic has dished at least 5 assists in each of his last eight Euroleague appearances.
Andrey Vorontsevich has made at least 1 three-pointer in seven straight and 15 of his last 16 Euroleague appearances.
Nikita Kurbanov has made 14 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.
Victor Khryapa is 2 blocks away from joining the competition’s all-time top 5 in blocked shots. He enters this week’s game with 142 career rejections, Injured Zalgiris big man Robertas Javtokas (144 blocks) sits in fifth place.
Khryapa is 4 assists away from cracking the competition’s career top 20. He enters this game with 474 career assists; Gianluca Basile (478) sits in 20th place.
Vitaly Fridzon is 42 points away from reaching the milestone of 1,000 points for his Euroleague career.