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Fenerbahce has a 12-5 record this century against Zalgiris. This season Fenerbahce swept the regular season series, first winning 75-82 in Kaunas in Round 3 behind 20 points from Kostas Sloukas and then triumphing 78-61 in Istanbul in Round 18 with Sloukas and Melih Mahmutoglu scoring 14 points apiece.
Fenerbahce and Zalgiris met in the 2018 EuroLeague Final Four semifinals last May with Fenerbahce coming out on top 76-67 behind 19 points in 12 minutes from Ali Muhammed. Luigi Datome had 16 points and a career-high 3 blocks.
Zalgiris swept the then-called Ulker Genclik in the best-of-three eighthfinals playoffs back in 1999. Zalgiris went on to win its only EuroLeague title that season.
Zalgiris head coach Sarunas Jasikevicius played for Fenerbahce during the 2010-11 season and helped the team win the Turkish League and Cup double.
Jasikevicius played at Panathinaikos for four seasons under current Fenerbahce head coach Zeljko Obradovic, from 2007 to 2010, and then in the 2011-12 season. The two won the 2009 EuroLeague title together.
Zalgiris guard Nate Wolters and Fenerbahce swingman Marko Guduric were teammates at Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade during the 2016-17 season.
Joffrey Lauvergne of Fenerbahce and Leo Westermann of Zalgiris were teammates at Partizan Belgrade for a season and a half, from 2012 to 2014. They have also been teammates on the French national team and together they won bronze medals at EuroBasket 2015.
Kostas Sloukas delivered a career-high 11 assists in Fenerbahce's 82-68 win over Zalgiris in October 2016. He matched that tally twice during last season's playoff series.
Fenerbahce playmaker Ali Muhammed posted his career high in rebounds with 9 playing for ASVEL Villeurbanne against Zalgiris in October 2009.
Nicolo Melli set a career-high with 5 steals in the EuroLeague Final Four semifinal win over Zalgiris last May in Belgrade.
Luigi Datome matched his career-high with 3 blocks in EuroLeague Final Four semifinal win over Zalgiris last May in Belgrade.
Nate Wolters scored a career-high 23 points in the Round 3 loss this season. Wolters also had a career-best 3 steals playing for Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade against Fenerbahce in December 2016.
Jan Vesely, who entered the season as a career 56.2% free throw shooter, is 97 for 118 (82.2%) from the foul line this season.

   Game Facts - Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul

Coach Zeljko Obradovic has used 12 different starters this season. No player has started every game.
Ali Muhammed has made multiple three-point shots in seven of his last eight EuroLeague appearances. Muhammed made at least 1 triple in 11 of his last 12 games.
Muhammed has scored and posted a performance index rating in double figures in five of his last six EuroLeague games.
Luigi Datome has made 15 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague games.
Melih Mahmutoglu has made 14 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague games.
Kostas Sloukas has made at least 1 three-pointer in six straight EuroLeague appearances. He is shooting 53.6% (15 for 28) from downtown over that stretch.
Sloukas has posted a performance index rating in double figures in each of his last six EuroLeague games.
Jan Vesely is third in the EuroLeague with an average performance index rating of 19.3 per game.
Vesely is third in the EuroLeague in steals with 1.5 per game this season.
Ali Muhammed ranks third in the EuroLeague in three-point accuracy this season at 49.6%. Marko Guduric is sixth at 48.8%.
Next time he enters the game, Jan Vesely will make his 200th appearance in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague.
Vesely is seventh in EuroLeague history with 399 offensive rebounds; Kerem Gonlum is sixth with 421.
Vesely needs 5 rebounds to reach 1,000 for his EuroLeague career. He will become the 14th player to reach that milestone.
Luigi Datome ranks sixth all-time in free throw accuracy at 90.9%.
Nicolo Melli needs 9 points to reach 1,500 for his EuroLeague career.
Nikola Kalinic needs 5 three-pointers to reach 100 for his EuroLeague career.
Erick Green needs 16 points to reach 1,000 for his EuroLeague career.
Ali Muhammed needs 1 steal to reach 100 for his EuroLeague career.

   Game Facts - Zalgiris Kaunas

Eleven different players have appeared in the Zalgiris starting lineup so far this season; no one has started in every game.
Marius Grigonis has made 54 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague action. The EuroLeague record is 58 set by Igor Rakocevic during the 2008-09 season.
Aaron White has made 10 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague games.
Arturas Milaknis has made at least 1 three-pointer in 11 straight EuroLeague games.
Brandon Davies has scored at least 10 points and posted a performance index rating in double figures in eight straight EuroLeague games.
Brandon Davies ranks fourth in the EuroLeague in scoring this season with 14.4 points per game.
Marius Grigonis leads the EuroLeague in free throw accuracy this season at 96.3%.
Grigonis ranks fourth in the EuroLeague in three-point accuracy this season at 49.2%.
Paulius Jankunas is second in EuroLeague history with 1,733 career rebounds. Real Madrid's Felipe Reyes is first with 1,780.
Jankunas ranks fourth on the all-time charts with 2,966 points. Real Madrid's Felipe Reyes enters this round in third place with 2,992 points.
Jankunas needs 1 offensive rebound to become just the second player in competition history with 500 offensive rebounds.
Jankunas is 4 blocked shots away from 100 for his career.
No player has started more games in EuroLeague history than Jankunas, who has 259 career starts.
Edgaras Ulanovas needs 13 points to reach 1,000 for his career.
Leo Westermann needs 5 assists to reach 400 for his career.
Brandon Davies needs 3 rebounds to reach 300 for his career. He needs 4 assists to reach 100 in EuroLeague games.

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