These teams have only met four times in the EuroLeague over the years with Khimki. Zalgiris won their first ever duel, but Khimki has won the last three and is 2-0 versus Zalgiris at home.
James Anderson made his EuroLeague debut with Khimki back in the 2014-15 season. He helped the team win the Lithuanian League and Cup double. Paulius Jankunas, Arturas Milaknis and Edgaras Ulanovas are the only players on the current Zalgiris roster from Anderson’s tenure with the club.
Paulius Jankunas has played his entire senior career with Zalgiris spare the 2009-10 campaign, which he spent with Khimki.
Khimki big man Marko Todorovic was a teammate of Zalgiris head coach Sarunas Jasikevicius at FC Barcelona in the 2012-13 season. They helped Barcelona reach the EuroLeague Final Four.
Khimki guard Stefan Markovic and Zalgiris forward Aaron White were teammates last season at Zenit St. Petersburg.
Markovic and his Zalgirs counterpart Vasilije Micic have played together on the Serbian national team.
Khimki set club records for scoring (111 points), free throws made (27) and performance index rating (150) in EuroLeague play against Zalgiris on January 29, 2016.