CSKA has won its last 14 games against Baskonia in Moscow. In Round 30 in the first week of April, CSKA rallied from a double-digit second-half deficit to beat Baskonia 82-78 with Will Clyburn collecting 16 points and 6 rebounds. In Round 11 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Baskonia edged CSKA 76-73 with Vincent Poirier posting 18 points and 8 rebounds.
The last time Baskonia beat CSKA in Moscow is regarded as one of the biggest upsets in Final Four history; Baskonia defeated CSKA 78-85 in the EuroLeague semifinals in 2005. CSKA reached that game with a 19-1 record in the EuroLeague. Arvydas Macijauskas led Baskonia with 23 points.
CSKA and Baskonia faced each other in the 2008 EuroLeague semifinals in Madrid. CSKA rallied from a 6-point halftime deficit to beat Baskonia 79-83. Ramunas Siskauskas and David Andersen led the way with 16 points apiece.
In the 2017 EuroLeague Playoffs, CSKA swept Baskonia capped by an 88-90 win in Game 3 in Vitoria-Gasteiz behind 21 points from Cory Higgins.
CSKA ousted Baskonia twice more in the EuroLeague Playoffs, in 2010 and 2013, both times winning the series 3-1.
Baskonia set a club record with 10 blocked shots against CSKA in March 2015.
CSKA set its EuroLeague club record with 10 blocked shots against Baskonia in January 2015.
CSKA scored its EuroLeague club record of 112 points against Baskonia in November 2016.
CSKA guard Nando De Colo and Baskonia forward Toko Shengelia were teammates at Valencia Basket during the 2009-10 season and won the 2010 EuroCup title together that season.
Baskonia big man Vincent Poirier was a teammate of De Colo on the French national team at EuroBasket 2017.
Baskonia sharpshooter Matt Janning and CSKA guard Daniel Hackett were teammates at Montepaschi Siena during the 2012-13 season.
CSKA forward Andrey Vorontsevich had 13 rebounds – 10 of them defensive, both career-bests, against Baskonia in March 2015.
Vorontsevich had a career-high 4 blocks against Baskonia in January 2015.
CSKA forward Nikita Kurbanov matched his career-best with 10 rebounds against Baskonia in November 2016.
Jayson Granger had his only EuroLeague double-double with 20 points and 10 assists playing for Unicaja Malaga against CSKA in a 95-85 road loss in November 2014.
Toko Shengelia posted his career high in performance index rating with 33, along with a career-best 6 offensive rebounds, in a loss against CSKA in December of last season.
CSKA rookie Alec Peters scored his EuroLeague-best 20 points against Baskonia in Round 11 loss.
Daniel Hackett tied his career high with 3 steals twice against Baskonia. First time when playing for EA7 Emporio Armani Milan in March 2014, then again playing for Olympiacos in March 2016.