Zalgiris is seeking its maiden road win in Khimki.
Zalgiris has never won on the road against Khimki, losing on each of its previous three visits in 2010, 2016 and 2017. All told, the Russian team has a five-game winning streak over the Lithuanian champ.
Final Four memories will be revived in battle of giants.
Olympiacos and Barcelona locked horns at the Final Four on three occasions in just three years between 2009 and 2012. Barcelona won the first two games but Olympiacos had its revenge in the 2012 semi-final.
A previous meeting saw a record-breaking performance.
An all-time EuroLeague record was set when this fixture was staged in 2014, with Andrew Goudelock nailing ten three-pointers for Fenerbahce in an 86-93 road win in Germany.
Consecutive Final Fours were contested between the teams.
Baskonia and Maccabi went head to head in consecutive Final Fours in 2005 and 2006, and Maccabi was triumphant on both occasions including a Championship Game victory in the former.
CSKA completed the double over Buducnost many moons ago.
The teams have previously met at EuroLeague level, with CSKA winning both games way back in the 2001-2 season, including a thumping 72-103 victory in Montenegro behind 23 points and 14 rebounds from Mirsad Turkcan.
The teams contested a tense playoffs battle two seasons ago.
Darussafaka’s last EuroLeague campaign, in 2016-17, ended with an exciting playoffs series against Madrid, which surrendered Game 2 at home but bounced back to win both games in Istanbul and advance.
Calathes nearly bagged a triple-double against Efes last season.
Panathinaikos point man Nick Calathes came within one rebound of claiming a triple-double when his team won at Efes last season, registering 29 points, 10 assists and 9 boards.
This fixture has never previously been staged until this season.
This will be Milan’s first ever trip to Gran Canaria, in a showdown between two teams who had never met before the current campaign.