Kuzmic will return to familiar surroundings.
Real Madrid big man Ognjen Kuzmic started his EuroLeague career with Panathinaikos, averaging 5.1 points and 4.1 rebounds over the course of 25 games during the 2015-16 season.
GranCan forward Rabaseda has happy memories of Maccabi.
Gran Canaria forward Xavi Rabaseda didn’t taste too much EuroLeague action during his time with Barcelona at the start of his career, but one of his most significant performances came in a 70-67 win over Maccabi in February 2012, when he dished a career-high 3 assists.
Jerrells counts Fenerbahce among his former clubs.
Well-travelled Milan sharp-shooter Curtis Jerrells had a season with Fenerbahce in 2011-12, averaging 8.6 points per game over 14 appearances.
Throwback to the dawn of the new millennium.
Barcelona and Buducnost have met on just two previous occasions, in the very first season of the new century. A Barcelona team featuring Sarunas Jasikevicius, Pau Gasol and Juan Carlos Navarro won both games.
Shved started his career with CSKA.
Alexey Shved won the Top Scorer Trophy last season, but his career started with CSKA more than a decade ago. His EuroLeague debut came as an 18-year-old in a home win over Zalgiris in January 2007.
Repeat from last season’s EuroCup semi-final.
This game will be a rematch from last season’s 7DAYS EuroCup last four encounter, which eventual champ Darussafaka won in thrilling circumstances with a pair of very close victories, triumphing 76-74 and 83-87.
Parity reigns between Baskonia and Efes.
Before this season there has been absolute parity between these teams this century, with eight wins apiece. Remarkably, the last 12 games have been won by alternate teams, with neither winning two in a row since 2007.
Familiar feel to end-of-season fixture.
These two teams will be getting used to the sight of each other in springtime: they met in the final round of last year’s regular season and then immediately again in the playoffs, taken 3-1 by Zalgiris.