Olympiacos Piraeus vs. CSKA Moscow
· CSKA leads 20-10 in head-to-head games this century, including an 80-61 win in Round 12 with Mike James collecting 16 points, 7 assists and 7 rebounds. Olympiacos has a four-game winning streak in Final Four games between these teams.
· Olympiacos swept CSKA last season, including a 79-84 win in Moscow, which was the Reds' first road win over CSKA in Moscow since April 2008.
· Last season in Piraeus, the Reds beat CSKA 72-59 by pulling down 19 offensive rebounds and forcing 20 turnovers. Kostas Papanikolaou recorded 19 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 5 steals and 3 blocks in that game.
· CSKA and Olympiacos battled for the EuroLeague crown in the 2012 championship game in Istanbul. In one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, Olympiacos rallied from a 19-point deficit in the final 13 minutes to beat CSKA 62-61 on a game-winning shot by Georgios Printezis with 0.7 seconds left. Kostas Papanikolaou had a team-high 18 points in the game.
· Olympiacos and CSKA met in the semifinals at the 2013 Final Four in London. The Reds rolled past CSKA Moscow 52-69. Kyle Hines and Pero Antic paced Olympiacos with 13 points apiece.
· CSKA and Olympiacos squared off in the 2015 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Semifinals in Madrid. CSKA led 61-52 with less than four minutes left, but Vassilis Spanoulis scored 11 of his 13 points in crunch time to carry Olympiacos to a 68-70 victory. Spanoulis missed his first 11 shots of the game and had a performance index rating of minus-4 entering the fourth quarter.
· Olympiacos mounted a famous comeback to take the 2017 semifinal against CSKA recovering from 13 points down to triumph 82-78 behind 14 points apiece from Vassilis Spanoulis, Georgios Printezis and Kostas Papanikolaou.
· CSKA's single-game record for steals by one player is 7, which Aaron Jackson set against Olympiacos Piraeus on May 15, 2015.
· Nikola Milutinov joined CSKA this summer after spending the last five seasons with Olympiacos. He played a total of 135 EuroLeague games with the Reds and helped the team reach the championship game in 2017. He played under Coach Georgios Bartzokas and was a teammate of many current Olympiacos players.
· CSKA guard Janis Strelnieks spent two seasons with Olympiacos, from 2017 to 2019. He was a teammate of Kostas Papanikolaou, Georgios Printezis, Vassilis Spanoulis and Sasha Vezenkov.
· CSKA guard Daniel Hackett played with Olympiacos for two seasons, from 2015 to 2017. He was a teammate of Kostas Papanikolaou, Georgios Printezis and Vassilis Spanoulis.
· Olympiacos's new center Kosta Koufos made his EuroLeague debut with CSKA last season.
· CSKA big man Tornike Shengelia earned weekly MVP honors last season while playing for Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz at home against Olympiacos. In an 82-66 win, Shengelia collected 25 points and 9 rebounds for a PIR of 28.
· Last season playing for Baskonia in Piraeus, Shengelia tied his career-high with 7 assists against Olympiacos.
· Olympiacos forward Kostas Papanikolaou tied his career-high with 5 steals and 3 blocks last season against CSKA.
· CSKA forward Will Clyburn set his career-high with 4 steals against Olympiacos in November 2018.
· CSKA guard Mike James recorded a career-high 5 steals playing for Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz against Olympiacos in March 2015.
· Olympiacos guard Charles Jenkins set his career-high with a performance index rating of 24 and had a career-best 6 steals playing for Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade against CSKA in December 2016.
· Olympiacos forward Vasilis Charalampopoulos set his career-highs in PIR (18) and points (14) playing for Panathinaikos Athens against CSKA in April 2015.