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.