Unicaja Malaga vs. Real Madrid
· This all-Spanish affair has been contested on nine occasions at EuroLeague level, with Madrid holding a 6-3 advantage and taking four of the last five.
· Madrid were easy victors at home in Round 8, winning 89-57 behind 13 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists from Luka Doncic.
· Jaycee Carroll and James Augustine were teammates at Gran Canaria during 2009-10 season.
· Dani Diez grew up with Real Madrid, made his EuroLeague debut there in 2013-14 season, and helped the team reach EuroLeague championship game that season. He played under coach Pablo Laso, and was a teammate of Jaycee Carroll, Rudy Fernandez, Felipe Reyes and injured EuroLeague MVP Sergio Llull.
· Carlos Suarez played three seasons at Real Madrid, from 2010 to 2013, he played under head coach Pablo Laso, was played together with Felipe Reyes and Sergio Llull for all three seasons. He helped Madrid reach 2011 Final Four. Suarez was also a teammate of Jaycee Carroll and Rudy Fernandez during his time with Madrid.
· Unicaja head coach Joan Plaza was the coach of Real Madrid for full three years, from 2006 to 2009. He coached Felipe Reyes and guided the team to 2007 EuroCup crown, and he made his EuroLeague coaching debut there in 2007-08 season.
· The reigning EuroLeague MVP Sergio Llull also played under coach Plaza for two seasons, from 2007 to 2009, making his EuroLeague debut under the current Unicaja Malaga head coach.
· Trey Thompkins scored a career-high 27 points and a career-high index rating of 33 playing for Nizhny Novgorod against Unicaja in February of 2015.
· Sasu Salin posted his career high in steals with 4 playing for Union Olimpija Ljubljana against Madrid in December of 2012.