• December 6, 2018 20:00 CET


Game notes

Olympiacos holds a 12-8 edge over Zalgiris in EuroLeague games, but Zalgiris won five of six head-to-head games last season. The Lithuanian champs swept Olympiacos in the regular season and then ousted the Reds from the EuroLeague Playoffs with a 3-1 series win without the home-court advantage.
Zalgiris edged Olympiacos 78-87 in overtime in Game 1 of last season's and then clinched the series at home by winning 80-60 in Game 3 and 101-91 in Game 4. Zalgiris center Brandon Davies averaged a performance index rating of 19.8 along with 17.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.3 blocks in that playoff series, helping him win MVP of April honors.
Zalgiris and Olympiacos faced each other in the 1999 Final Four in Munich, Germany. It was the first-ever official clash between these two sides and Zalgiris downed Olympiacos 87-71 in the semifinals behind 19 points from Anthony Bowie and went on to lift its first – and to date only – EuroLeague trophy.
Zalgiris forward Aaron White and his Olympiacos counterpart Janis Timma were teammates at Zenit St. Petersburg during the 2016-17 season.
Zalgiris head coach Sarunas Jasikevicius was a teammate at Panathinaikos Athens with Olympiacos guard Vassilis Spanoulis for three seasons, from 2007 to 2010. The two won the 2009 EuroLeague title together.
Zalgiris point guard Leo Westermann and Olympiacos center Nikola Milutinov were teammates at Partizan Belgrade for two seasons, from 2012 to 2014
Georgios Bogris was a teammate of current Zalgiris head coach Sarunas Jasikevicius at Panathinaikos for two seasons, from 2009 to 2011. They won the 2011 EuroLeague title together.
Olympiacos forward Axel Toupane played for Zalgiris last season. He played under Coach Saunas Jasikevicius and was a teammate of most of the current Zalgiris squad.
Brandon Davies had career-highs of 6 offensive rebounds and 3 blocks in a 78-87 overtime win over Olympiacos in Game 1 of the EuroLeague Playoffs last season. He also had a career-best 4 steals in the regular season finale against Olympiacos last season.
Zalgiris forward Edgaras Ulanovas earned MVP of the Round honors for Game 4 of the EuroLeague playoffs last season with 20 points, 9 rebounds and a performance index rating of 27.
Olympiacos head coach David Blatt was an assistant coach on the Maccabi Tel Aviv squad that won the EuroLeague in 2003-04 with Sarunas Jasikevicius as its point guard.

   Game Facts - Zalgiris Kaunas

Rokas Jokubaitis is in line to make his EuroLeague debut.
Paulius Jankunas is sidelined with a pulled pelvic muscle.
Brandon Davies, Thomas Walkup and Nate Wolters have started every game for Zalgiris this season.
Arturas Milaknis has made at least 1 three-pointer in six straight and 10 of his last 11 EuroLeague games.
Brandon Davies has scored and posted a performance index ratings in double figures in eight of his last nine EuroLeague games.
Nate Wolters has scored in double figures in eight straight EuroLeague games.
Paulius Jankunas has made 12 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague games.
Marius Grigonis has made 11 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague games.
Brandon Davies is fourth in the EuroLeague this season in average performance index rating at 18.8 per game.
Davies is ranked fifth in the league in scoring this season with 15.7 points per game.
Nate Wolters ranks fourth in the EuroLeague in assists this season with 5.6 per game.
Paulius Jankunas is second in EuroLeague history with 1,704 career rebounds. Real Madrid's Felipe Reyes is the all-time leader with 1,761 boards.
Jankunas is ranked fourth on the EuroLeague all-time charts in scoring with 2,915 points. Real Madrid's Felipe Reyes enters this round in third place with 2,957 points.
Jankunas needs 7 offensive rebounds to become the second player in competition history with 500 offensive rebounds.
Jankunas is 6 blocked shots away from 100 for his EuroLeague career.
No player has started more games in EuroLeague history than Jankunas, who has 257 career starts.
Leo Westermann needs 4 more three-pointers to reach 100 for his EuroLeague career.

   Game Facts - Olympiacos Piraeus

Nikola Milutinov and Georgios Printezis have started every game for Olympiacos this season.
Georgios Printezis has scored and posted a performance index rating in double figures in seven of his last eight games.
Nikola Milutinov has posted a performance index rating of double figures in six straight EuroLeague games.
Nikola Milutinov leads the league in rebounding with 7.3 per game and is tied first in the EuroLeague this season in offensive rebounds with 3.1 per game.
Milutinov is tied for fifth in the league with 1.0 blocks per game.
Vassilis Spanoulis is the EuroLeague career leader in assists with 1,338.
Spanoulis is second in competition history in scoring with 3,848 points. The recently-retired Juan Carlos Navarro tops the charts with 4,152 points.
Spanoulis is ranked second all-time in EuroLeague history in three-pointers made with 427.
Georgios Printezis is ranked 10th on the EuroLeague all-time rebounding charts with 1,113 career boards. He needs 4 more to catch Mike Batiste for ninth place.
Printezis enters Round 11 in seventh place on all-time EuroLeague charts with 2,715 points and needs 24 more to catch Marcus Brown who has 2,739 in sixth place.
Printezis needs 3 more steals to reach 100 for his EuroLeague career.
Vangelis Mantzaris needs 3 more three-pointers to reach the 200 milestone for his EuroLeague career.

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