Khimki Moscow Region vs. Olympiacos Piraeus
· Olympiacos has a solid overall 5-2 edge over Khimki, but has only won one of the three meetings in Moscow.
· Olympiacos eased to a comfortable 92-75 victory in Round 4, behind 17 points from Nikola Milutinov, who made all eight of his two-point attempts.
· Khimki recorded its highest team 2-pointers made total in EuroLeague play this century, 30, against Olympiacos Piraeus on February 15, 2013.
· Khimki coach Georgios Bartzokas was Olympiacos head coach from 2012 until 2014, and he guided the Reds to the 2013 EuroLeague title in the London Final Four. It was the first title repeat since Maccabi had done it in 2004 and 2005.
· Current Olympiacos players Vassilis Spanoulis, Kostas Papanikolaou, Ioannis Papapetrou, Georgios Printezis, Vangelis Mantzaris, and the injured Dimitrios Agravanis all played under coach Bartzokas at Olympiacos.
· Khimki’s Alexey Shved and Dmitry Sokolov, and Olympiacos head coach Ioannis Sfairopoulos were at CSKA Moscow together in 2011-12 season, when Sfairopoulos served as an assistant coach there.
· Khimki’ Marko Todorovic and Olympiacos forward Kostas Papanikolaou were teammates at FC Barcelona Lassa in 2013-14 season.
· Khimki’s Charles Jenkins and Jamel McLean of Olympiacos played together in 2015-16 season with AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan.
· Khimki guard Stefan Markovic and Olympiacos center Nikola Milutinov were teammates with the Serbian national team in the past.
· Olympiacos’ Hollis Thompson and Khimki’s James Anderson were teammates at Philadelphia 76ers in 2013-14 season.
· Thompson was also a teammate of Khimki’s Malcolm Thomas and Alexey Shved at Philadelphia 76ers in 2014-15 season.
· Georgios Printezis had one of the best games in his career in 89-77 win over Khimki in February of 2016, earning MVP of the Round honors in Top 16 Round 6 by scoring a personal-best 30 points and collecting a PIR 37, another high for him.
· Kostas Papanikolaou also had a career-best game in 79-70 home win over Khimki, in April of 2013. Papanikolaou had career highs with 27 points, 12 rebounds and PIR 37. He also had a personal-best mark with 10 defensive rebounds that night, earning MVP of the Round honors.
· Khimki forward Tyler Honeycutt reached career-best marks against Olympiacos while playing in Anadolu Efes Istanbul during last season. He dished 6 assists at home in Round 29 of the regular season and then he matched his career-high with 4 steals, also at home, in Game 3 of the playoff series.
· Jenkins played a EuroLeague career-high 37 minutes against Olympiacos, playing for Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade in March of 2017.