• January 15, 2020 19:00 CET
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Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs. Zalgiris Kaunas
· There have been SEVEN previous EuroLeague games between the teams, with Zalgiris holding A 4-3 edge. When they last met, Zvezda win 59-61 in Kaunas in Round 10 behind 14 points from Billy Baron.
· Zalgiris has won two of its three clashes against Zvezda in Belgrade this century. However, the Serbian powerhouse won their last showdown, 77-65 at home in the 2017-18 season.
· The last time they played in Belgrade was in January 2018, when Zvezda matched its club-record with 15 steals.
· Zalgiris swingman K.C. Rivers returns to Belgrade where he spent the second part of last season with Crvena Zvezda. He was a teammate of many current Zvezda players and helped the team win Adriatic and Serbian League titles.
· Zvezda forward Stratos Perperoglou and Zalgiris head coach Sarunas Jasikevicius were teammates at Panathinaikos Athens for two stints, from 2007 to 2010 and again in the 2011-12 season. They won the 2009 EuroLeague title together and also helped Panathinaikos reach the 2012 Final Four.
· Zvezda forward James Gist and Zalgiris point guard Lukas Lekavicius were teammates at Panathinaikos Athens during the past two seasons.
· Vladimir Stimac made his EuroLeague debut with Zalgiris when he played there for the first part of the 2006-07 season. He was a teammate of Paulius Jankunas.
· Zvezda big man Michael Ojo posted his career-high in steals with 3 in Round 10 win.
· Arturas Milaknis set his career-high in index rating with 23 in Zalgiris 79-88 road win against Crvena Zvezda in December 2016.

   Game Facts - Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade


Roster
Zvezda has 11 different players who have started games this season. No player has started every game. Through 18 rounds, Zvezda coaches have used 19 different players.
Stratos Perperoglou has been sidelined since Round 7 with an injury.
Charles Jenkins missed Round 18.
Streaks
Lorenzo Brown has posted a performance index rating in double figures in 13 straight games.
Lorenzo Brown has scored in double digits in eight straight and 12 of his last 13 appearances.
Lorenzo Brown has made at least 1 three-pointer in seven of his last eight games.
Billy Baron has made at least 1 three-pointer in 12 of his last 13 games.
Baron has posted a performance index rating in double figures in six of his last seven games.
Rankings
Billy Baron is tied for seventh this season with 2.3 three-point shots made per game.
Vladimir Stimac ranks second this season in two-point accuracy at 72.1%.
Records/Milestones
James Gist is tied with Nikola Vujcic for 13th place all-time with 1,036 rebounds. Victor Khryapa is 12th with 1,070.
Gist ranks 11th all-time with 375 offensive rebounds. Othello Hunter of Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv is 10th with 380 and counting.
Gist and Fenerbahce big man Jan Vesely are tied 12th all-time with 142 blocks. Robertas Javtokas is 11th with 144.
Stimac has exactly 500 rebounds for his career.
Stimac needs 3 offensive rebounds to reach 200 for his career.
Derrick Brown needs 15 rebounds to reach 500 for his career.
Derrick Brown needs 7 more steals to reach 100 for his career.
Charles Jenkins needs 6 more steals to reach 200 for his career.

   Game Facts - Zalgiris Kaunas


Roster
Coach Sarunas Jasikevicius has used 11 different starters this season. Only Edgaras Ulanovas has started every game.
Arturas Milaknis has made 166 consecutive appearances in the competition, the longest active streak and the fourth-longest this century.
Marius Grigonis is expected to be sidelined until March after undergoing foot surgery.
Streaks
Jock Landale has scored in double figures and posted a performance index rating in double digits in five of his last six appearances.
Marius Grigonis has made at least 1 three-pointer in 10 of his last 11 appearances.
Arturas Milaknis has made at least 1 three-pointer in seven straight games.
Zach LeDay has made 19 consecutive free throws.
LeDay has posted a performance index rating in double digits in five of his last six games.
K.C. Rivers has made at least 1 steal in seven straight games.
Lukas Lekavicius has made 12 consecutive free throws.
Rankings
Thomas Walkup ranks eighth this season in three-point accuracy at 48.6%.
Records/Milestones
Paulius Jankunas ranks second all-time with 1,780 rebounds and needs 2 more to catch Real Madrid's Felipe Reyes who ranks first all-time with 1,782.
Jankunas is the EuroLeague all-time leader with 1,269 defensive rebounds.
Jankunas ranks third all-time with 511 offensive rebounds.
Jankunas ranks fourth all-time with 3,015 points.
Jankunas ranks fifth all-time with 3,690 performance index rating points.
Jankunas is in fourth place all-time with 955 two-pointers made; Felipe Reyes is third with 961 and counting.
Jankunas ranks fifth all-time with 691 free throws made.
Jankunas is 4 blocked shots away from 100 for his career.
No EuroLeague player has started more games than Jankunas, who has 264 career starts.
Arturas Milaknis ranks 12th place all-time with 347 three-point shots made. Dimitris Diamantidis is 11th with 372 career triples.
Next time he enters the game Milaknis will make his 200th EuroLeague appearance.
Marius Grigonis ranks fourth all-time in free throw accuracy at 91.53%.
Edgaras Ulanovas needs 5 more three-point shots to reach 100 for his career.

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