You know that the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague is the only major round-robin team competition in Europe.
You know, therefore, that fans anywhere can see every major club and superstar player go against their own teams.
And you know what that adds up to – season-long drama that only the EuroLeague can deliver!
BUT…. did you know the following about the games of Round 6?
7DAYS EuroCup semifinalists meet again.
Bayern and Darussafaka faced each other in the EuroCup Semifinals last season. Darussafaka won Game 1 on a buzzer-beating triple by Stanton Kidd, 76-74, and won the series in Munich, 83-87, behind 41 points by Scottie Wilbekin.
Maccabi versus Madrid is the most played game in European competition.
The two teams will meet one another for the 57th time. That includes a pair of EuroLeague finals; Madrid won in 1980 and Maccabi returned the favor in 2014. Madrid leads the all-time series 33-23.
CSKA has won six straight against Milan.
This rivalry goes back more than half a century - dating back to the 1966 EuroLeague semifinal, but it has often been one-sided. Milan won eight of the first 11 games between the sides, but CSKA has won each of the last six.
Another never-seen-before showdown.
Efes and Gran Canaria are set to face each other for the first time, even though the two teams have combined to play over 800 games in European competitions.
Coach Bartzokas hosts his former team.
Khimki head coach Georgios Bartzokas coached Barcelona in the 2016-17 season. Bartzokas has not defeated his former team since he left; Barcelona bested Khimki twice last season.
For the first time in 15 years.
Zalgiris and Buducnost only faced each other in the 2002-03 season. In the game in Podgorica, Buducnost edged Zalgiris 106-102 in overtime behind 27 points from John Brown.
Papapetrou goes to face Olympiacos for the first time.
After five seasons in Olympiacos, his first professional team, Ioannis Papapetrou of Panathinaikos will face his former team for the first time in his EuroLeague career in this Athens derby.
A budding EuroLeague rivalry.
These two teams faced other in the 2016 EuroLeague Semifinals and the 2018 EuroLeague Playoffs. Fenerbahce prevailed in both cases, but did not win the title, losing the championship games against CSKA and Madrid, respectively.