• November 20, 2019 21:00 CET


Game notes

KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. CSKA Moscow
· CSKA leads the series 30-9 this century. Last season the teams split their regular-season series before CSKA ousted Baskonia 3-1 in the playoffs.
· CSKA won four games in a month at Fernando Buesa Arena to claim the 2019 EuroLeague title, first beating Baskonia on the road in Games 3 and 4 of the playoffs and then surviving Final Four showdowns against Real Madrid and Anadolu Efes Istanbul, respectively.
· Baskonia beat CSKA in Moscow in the 2005 semifinals in what is regarded as one of the biggest upsets in Final Four history; Baskonia won 78-85 after CSKA had 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. Ramunas Siskauskas and David Andersen led the way with 16 points apiece.
· In the 2017 EuroLeague Playoffs, CSKA swept Baskonia capped by an 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 with 10 blocked shots against Baskonia in January 2015.
· CSKA scored its EuroLeague club record of 112 points against Baskonia in November 2016.
· CSKA's Johannes Voigtmann spent the last three seasons with Baskonia. He made his EuroLeague debut there in the 2016-17 season. He played under head coach Velimir Perasovic and was a teammate of the majority of current Baskonia players.
· Darrun Hilliard made his EuroLeague debut with Baskonia last season. He played under Coach Velimir Perasovic and was a teammate of much of the current Baskonia roster.
· Baskonia sharpshooter Matt Janning and CSKA guard Daniel Hackett were teammates at Montepaschi Siena during the 2012-13 season.
· Mike James played at Baskonia for a season and a half. James signed in December 2014 and was a teammate there of two current Baskonia players: Ilimane Diop and Tornike Shengelia. They reached the 2016 EuroLeague Final Four together.
· James played under Baskonia head coach Velimir Perasovic during the 2015-16 season.
· CSKA forward Andrey Vorontsevich had 13 rebounds – 10 of them 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 performance index rating with 33, along with a career-best 6 offensive rebounds, in a loss against CSKA in December 2017.
· Michael Eric posted his career-high in offensive rebounds with 6 playing for Darussafaka Istanbul against CSKA in October 2018.

   Game Facts - KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz

Lautaro Tomas Lopez is in line to make his EuroLeague debut.
Jayson Granger will miss most of the season with a torn Achilles tendon.
Luca Vildoza has made 28 consecutive free throws.
Vildoza has made at least 1 three-pointer in seven of his last eight games.
Tornike Shengelia has scored in double figures in nine straight games.
Shengelia has posted a performance index rating in double figures in eight straight games.
Shengelia has made a three-pointer in six of his last seven games.
Nik Stauskas has made a three-pointer in five straight appearances.
Tornike Shengelia leads the league this season in average PIR with 22.6 per game.
Shengelia is tied for fifth this season with 19.1 points per game.
Shengelia ranks fourth this season with 6.5 rebounds per game.
Youssoupha Fall is tied for fourth in offensive rebounds with 2.4 per game.
Fall ranks third this season with 1.3 blocks per game.

Jayson Granger needs 1 more steal to reach 100 for his career.
Granger needs 9 more assists to reach 600 for his career.
Tornike Shengelia is 25 points shy of 1,500 points for his career.
Shengelia needs 4 more steals to reach 100 for his career.

   Game Facts - CSKA Moscow

Kosta Koufos made his EuroLeague debut in Round 7.
Will Clyburn has suffered a torn ACL and could miss the remainder of the season.
Mike James has made at least 1 three-point shot in eight of his last nine games.
James has scored in double figures in each of his last six games.
James has made 10 consecutive free throws.
Darrun Hilliard has hit multiple three-point shots in seven of eight games this season.
Nikita Kurbanov has made at least 1 three-pointer in six of his last seven games.
Mike James is third this season in average PIR with 21.1 per game.
James ranks third this season with 20.0 points per game.
Nikita Kurbanov is ranked third in three-point accuracy this season at 57.9%.
Darrun Hilliard is tied for third this season with 2.9 three-point shots made per game.
Kyle Hines ranks third all-time with 215 blocks.
Hines ranks second all-time with 523 offensive rebounds. Felipe Reyes is the all-time leader with 695.
Hines ranks sixth all-time with 889 two-pointers made.
Hines ranks eighth all-time with 1,176 rebounds. Kerem Gonlum is seventh with 1,189.
Janis Strelnieks ranks sixth all-time in free-throw accuracy at 90.91%.

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