Zalgiris Kaunas vs. FC Barcelona
· Barcelona has dominated this series, holding a 21-5 lead in games played this century, including a sweep last season. Barcelona edged Zalgiris 85-88 last year in Kaunas with Kyle Kuric leading the way with 15 points.
· Barcelona beat Zalgiris in the 1985 Cup Winners' Cup final, 77-73, behind 29 points from Chicho Sibilio.
· Zalgiris head coach Sarunas Jasikevicius played four seasons for Barcelona, from 2000 to 2003 and then again in the 2012-13 season. Jasikevicius helped Barcelona win the 2003 EuroLeague title under current Barcelona head coach Svetislav Pesic. Jasikevicius was also a teammate of Barcelona center Ante Tomic during the 2012-13 season.
· Brandon Davies spent the last two seasons with Zalgiris, where he made his EuroLeague debut, helped the team reach the 2018 Final Four, and earned an All-EuroLeague First Team selection in 2019. Davies played under Coach Sarunas Jasikevicius and was a teammate of Thomas Walkup, Erikas Venskus, Paulius Jankunas, Arturas Milaknis, Rokas Jokubaitis, Marius Grigonis and Edgaras Ulanovas.
· Barcelona guard Kevin Pangos played with Zalgiris for two years, from 2016 to 2018. He played under Coach Sarunas Jasikevicius and was a teammate of Jankunas, Ulanovas, Milaknis and Lukas Lekavicius. Together they reached the Final Four in 2018.
· Barcelona forward Nikola Mirotic set the EuroLeague single-game record for free throws made with 18 in a 104-105 overtime win in Kaunas while playing for Real Madrid in March of 2013. That night, he also established his EuroLeague career highs with 31 points, 11 rebounds and a PIR of 37, earning MVP of the Round award.
· Barcelona guard Thomas Heurtel tied his career-high with 4 steals playing for Anadolu Efes Istanbul against Zalgiris in December 2016.
· Pierre Oriola had career-highs in points (18) and index rating (20) against Zalgiris in March 2018.
· Barcelona center Ante Tomic shares the EuroLeague record for the most two-point shots without a miss with 11, which he scored against Zalgiris in December 2015 for a career-high 28 points, although his team lost at home 88-92.
· Tomic earned MVP honors for Round 5 of the 2014-15 Top 16 against Zalgiris after posting 16 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for a performance index rating of 24.
· Paulius Jankunas tied his career-high with 4 steals against Barcelona in April 2016.
· Edgaras Ulanovas set his career-high with 7 assists in a 90-74 home win over Barcelona in March of last season and tied his career-high with 3 steals against Barcelona in February 2016.
· Cory Higgins set his career-best with 6 assists against Zalgiris in a 95-86 win in November 2016.