Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
· Panathinaikos has a 14-13 edge in this frequently-contested showdown this century, however, Fenerbahce has won seven of their last eight games, including a sweep last season.
· Last season in Athens, Fenerbahce won 69-81 as Nikola Kalinic scored 18 points and Joffrey Lauvergne added 16 in the victory.
· When these two teams met in the 2017 EuroLeague Playoffs, Fenerbahce became the first team to sweep a best-of-five playoff series without having home-court advantage.
· Panathinaikos matched its club EuroLeague record with 18 three-point shots made against Fenerbahce in October 2014.
· Zeljko Obradovic cemented his status as a coaching legend during his 13 seasons with Panathinaikos. During that time, he led the Greens to five EuroLeague titles, 11 Greek League championships and seven Greek Cups.
· Panathinaikos big man Ian Vougioukas played under Coach Obradovic at Panathinaikos from 2010 to 2012; they won the 2011 EuroLeague title together.
· Kostas Sloukas and Panathinaikos forward Ioannis Papapetrou were teammates at Olympiacos Piraeus for two seasons, from 2013 to 2015. They helped the team reach the EuroLeague championship game in 2015. Sloukas and Papapetrou have also been teammates on the Greek national team.
· Panathinaikos guard Tyrese Rice and Khimki big man Joffrey Lauvergne were teammates at Khimki Moscow Region during the 2014-15 season.
· Nick Calathes, Nikos Pappas, Georgios Papagiannis, Ioannis Papapetrou and Ian Vougioukas have been teammates of Kostas Sloukas on the Greek national team.
· Jan Vesely matched his career-high with 7 assists against Panathinaikos last season in December 2018.
· Fenerbahce center Ahmet Duverioglu set his career-high with 13 points against Panathinaikos in January 2017.
· Ian Vougioukas posted a career-high 3 blocks against Fenerbahce in February 2012.
· Ioannis Papapetrou matched his career-high with 3 blocks against Fenerbahce in February 2019.