Did you know? Regular Season Round 23

Sep 23, 2018 by Euroleague.net Print
One Team RS23

CSKA Moscow vs. Herbalife Gran Canaria

CSKA will match the longest EuroLeague road trip ever.

CSKA will travel more than 6,000 kilometers, each way, for its first visit ever to the Canary Islands. That's more than flying from Paris to New York. But Gran Canaria will have done the same earlier in the season.

Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Olympiacos Piraeus

A rivalry record will be tied.

Olympiacos and Efes will play their 38th game this century, tying the record that Olympiacos has with Baskonia.

AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv

Get ready for another shootout.

When last seen together at Mediolanum Forum back in January, Milan and Maccabi combined for 213 points, which was the fifth-highest total in non-overtime game in EuroLeague history.

FC Barcelona Lassa vs. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz

This used to be a rare matchup.

Consistent opponents though they are in Spain, Barcelona and Baskonia did not meet in the EuroLeague outside the playoffs and Final Four until January 24, 2013. Their first EuroLeague regular season game wasn't until December 21, 2016.

Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul vs. Fenerbahce Istanbul

Experience in this derby is one-sided.

In their first of five EuroLeague meetings to date, on January 22, 2016, Fenerbahce won a 100-106 shootout on Darussafaka's floor. Fener has seven players left from that game – and Darussafaka has none.

Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica

Buducnost has two club records against Zalgiris.

They date back to one game in 2002 when Buducnost made 32 two-pointers and compiled a 115 team index rating.

Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs. Khimki Moscow Region

Khimki suffered its biggest road loss last season at OAKA.

Its 93-65 shellacking came as the Greens made 17 three-pointers, second-most in club history.

Real Madrid vs. FC Bayern Munich

Madrid has averaged 106 points at home vs. Bayern.

Their first meeting ever was a 111-87 Madrid win in 2014, but two years later, it was closer, with Los Blancos hanging on for a 101-99 victory.