• December 7, 2018 21:30 CET


Game notes

CSKA holds a 26-7 advantage in games against Baskonia this century. The last time they met in Vitoria, CSKA earned a thrilling 81-90 victory in December 2017 behind 25 points and 8 assists from Sergio Rodriguez.
In one of the biggest upsets in Final Four history, Baskonia defeated CSKA 78-85 in the EuroLeague semifinals in Moscow, Russia, 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 as Ramunas Siskauskas and David Andersen registered 16 points apiece.
In the 2017 EuroLeague Playoffs, CSKA swept Baskonia capped by 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 10 blocked shots against Baskonia in 99-90 home win in January 2015.
CSKA scored its EuroLeague club record of 112 points against Baskonia in a 112-80 home win 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 and 10 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 index rating with 33 in loss against CSKA in December of last season.

   Game Facts - KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz

Eleven different players have started EuroLeague games for Baskonia this season.
Arturs Kurucs and Sander Raieste are in line to make their respective EuroLeague debuts.
Patricio Garino is out with a knee injury and scheduled to return in January 2019.
Matt Janning has made 17 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague games.
Janning has made at least 1 three-pointer in nine of his last 10 EuroLeague games.
Vincent Poirier ranks second in the EuroLeague this season in rebounding with 7.0 per game
Poirier is tied for first in the EuroLeague this season in offensive rebounding with 3.1 per game.
Jayson Granger needs 2 more steals to reach 100 for his EuroLeague career.

   Game Facts - CSKA Moscow

Coach Itoudis has used 10 different players in CSKA's starting lineup this season; only Othello Hunter has started in every EuroLeague game.
Sergio Rodriguez has made at least 1 three-point shot in each of his last 16 EuroLeague games.
Cory Higgins has scored in double figures in 17 consecutive EuroLeague games.
Alec Peters has made multiple three-pointers in seven of his last eight games. He is shooting 21 for 33 from downtown (63.6%) over that stretch.
Will Clyburn has scored at least 10 points in seven straight EuroLeague games.
Clyburn has collected at least 1 steal in seven of CSKA's last eight EuroLeague games.
Clyburn has made 15 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague games.
CSKA leads the EuroLeague in scoring with 90.5 points per game this season.
Cory Higgins is ranked third in the league in scoring this season with 17.3 points per game.
Will Clyburn is fifth in the EuroLeague this season in average index rating at 18.7 per game.
Clyburn is third in the EuroLeague this season in rebounding with 6.9 per game
Sergio Rodriguez ranks fifth in the EuroLeague in assists this season with 5.6 per game.
Alec Peters leads the EuroLeague this season in three-point accuracy at 63.6%.
Nando De Colo leads all qualified players this season in free throw accuracy at 93.8%.
De Colo is the EuroLeague career leader in free throw accuracy at 93.66%.
Kyle Hines is ranked fourth in EuroLeague history with 190 blocked shots. Ioannis Bourousis is third with 194 blocks.
Hines is ranked 12th in competition history with 1,057 rebounds. Former teammate Victor Khryapa is ranked 11th with 1,070 boards.
Sergio Rodriguez is fifth in EuroLeague history with 984 career assists. Barcelona point guard Thomas Heurtel is fourth with 1,061 assists and counting.

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