KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. CSKA Moscow
· CSKA leads the series 28-9 this century. In Game 2, Baskonia registered a 68-78 win to tie the series. It was Baskonia's first win over CSKA in Moscow since the 2005 Final Four – a run of 15 consecutive defeats. Vincent Poirier earned MVP of Game 2 honors after collecting 14 points, 15 rebounds and a career-high 4 steals for a PIR of 32.
· In Game 1, CSKA beat Baskonia 94-68 behind 19 points from Sergio Rodriguez.
· In Round 30 in the first week of April, CSKA rallied from a double-digit second-half deficit to beat Baskonia 82-78 with Will Clyburn collecting 16 points and 6 rebounds. In Round 11 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Baskonia edged CSKA 76-73 with Vincent Poirier posting 18 points and 8 rebounds.
· 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 guard Nando De Colo and Baskonia forward Toko Shengelia were teammates at Valencia Basket during the 2009-10 season and won the 2010 EuroCup title together that season.
· Baskonia big man Vincent Poirier was a teammate of De Colo on the French national team at EuroBasket 2017.
· Baskonia sharpshooter Matt Janning and CSKA guard Daniel Hackett were teammates at Montepaschi Siena during the 2012-13 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 of last season.
· CSKA rookie Alec Peters scored his EuroLeague-best 20 points against Baskonia in Round 11 loss.
· Daniel Hackett tied his career high with 3 steals twice against Baskonia. First time when playing for EA7 Emporio Armani Milan in March 2014, then again playing for Olympiacos in March 2016.