Did you know? Regular Season Round 19
Grounds for a new rivalry
These two classic names in European sports have played very little in the EuroLeague stage. This will only be the fourth time that these two giants meet in the top club competition.
Reds dominate at home
Since 2010, Olympiacos and Khimki have faced each other 4 times in Piraeus and the Reds have collected all the wins. This will be another chance for Khimki, with former Olympiacos coach Georgios Bartzokas at the helm, to steal that first road win.
Close deals in Tel Aviv
Since Maccabi and Barcelona started playing in the new EuroLeague, they have met 11 times in Tel Aviv, with Maccabi winning 6 of the games and Barca taking the other 5. A new win would allow Barcelona to even the series in Israel.
Eriksson likes Fenerbahce
Gran Canaria star Marcus Eriksson had EuroLeague highs in rebounds (3) and assists (2) against Fenerbahce in 2017 when playing with FC Barcelona.
This will be the sixth time that both teams meet each other in the EuroLeague. At the start of the season, Efes dominates their head-to-head record with a perfect 4-0.
Lost and found rivals
In the first two seasons of the new EuroLeague, Buducnost and Madrid played four times with Los Blancos winning all games. They have not played in official competition for almost two decades.
Lekavicius returns home
Panathinaikos guard Lukas Lekavicius will be returning to Kaunas to play Zalgiris, the team he grew up in as a player. Lekavicius played in two ANGTs with Zalgiris U18 and then turned pro with the first team for a total three EuroLeague seasons.
James goes back where it all began
Milan star guard Mike James made his EuroLeague debut with Baskonia during the 2014-15 season. He became a fan favorite soon and the following season he led the team into the Final Four.