Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv vs. CSKA Moscow
· CSKA has a 19-8 record against Maccabi this century after a 76-72 victory in Round 2. Mike James scored 25 points and Will Clyburn added 19 in that game.
· Last season in Tel Aviv, Maccabi beat CSKA 90-80 with Scottie Wilbekin collecting 22 points, 9 assists, 5 rebounds and 3 steals, while Othello Hunter collected a career-high 20 points with 7 rebounds.
· Maccabi set a single-game club record in two-pointers made with 35 in 76-93 road win against CSKA in January 2019.
· Maccabi and CSKA met in the 2001 SuproLeague semifinals; Maccabi beat CSKA 86-80 behind 17 points each from Arriel McDonald and Nate Huffman and went on to win the title.
· Maccabi and CSKA played against each other in the 2004 EuroLeague Final Four semifinal in Tel Aviv, Israel. Maccabi topped CSKA 93-85 to advance to the final behind Anthony Parker, who shined with 27 points.
· Maccabi and CSKA dueled in the 2006 EuroLeague championship game in Prague, where CSKA won 73-69 thanks to 18 points from Final Four MVP Theo Papaloukas.
· Maccabi and CSKA met again in the 2008 EuroLeague title game in Madrid. CSKA defeated Maccabi 91-77 as Final Four MVP Trajan Langdon took over with 21 points.
· In the 2014 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague semifinals in Milan, Maccabi edged CSKA 67-68 on a steal and late basket by Tyrese Rice. Maccabi went on to win the EuroLeague title and Rice earned Final Four MVP honors.
· Maccabi set a club record for three-throw accuracy when it made 21 shots from the line without a miss against CSKA in December 2016.
· Maccabi center Othello Hunter played at CSKA Moscow for two seasons between 2017 and 2019. He played under Coach Itoudis, was a teammate of current CSKA players Semen Antonov, Joel Bolomboy, Will Clyburn, Daniel Hackett, Nikita Kurbanov and Alexander Khomenko, and helped the team win the 2019 EuroLeague title.
· CSKA forward Will Clyburn and Maccabi's Scottie Wilbekin and Ante Zizic were teammates at Darussafaka Istanbul during the 2016-17 season. They helped the team reach the EuroLeague Playoffs.
· Wilbekin and CSKA center Michael Eric were teammates at Darussafaka Istanbul during the 2017-18 season. They helped the team win the EuroCup title together.
· CSKA center Nikola Milutinov played under Maccabi head coach Ioannis Sfairopoulos during his tenure with Olympiacos for three seasons from 2015 to 2018. They reached the 2017 championship game together.
· Janis Strelnieks of CSKA played under Coach Sfairopoulos during the 2017-18 season at Olympiacos Piraeus.
· Strelnieks scored a career-high 25 points shooting a career-best 5-for-5 from three-point range while playing for Brose Bamberg against Maccabi in February 2017.
· CSKA big man Tornike Shengelia set his career highs with 31 points and 6 three-pointers made playing for Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz against Maccabi in November 2019.
· Maccabi guard Scottie Wilbekin set a career-high with a PIR of 33 in a 90-80 home win over CSKA in December 2019. Wilbekin made a career-high 8 three-pointers playing for Darussafaka against CSKA in March 2017.
· CSKA big man Johannes Voigtmann set his career-highs in points (23) and steals (3) while playing for Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz in a 101-88 win over Maccabi in December 2016.
· Maccabi's Yovel Zoosman had a career game in his team’s 76-93 road win against CSKA last season, scoring a career-high 15 points and posting his career-high in index rating with 22.
· The last time Maccabi hosted CSKA, Angelo Caloiaro scored a career-high 21 points in an 86-89 home loss in October 2018.