Did you know? Regular Season Round 12

Sep 12, 2018 by Euroleague.net Print

You know that the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague is the only major round-robin team competition in Europe.

You know, therefore, that fans anywhere can see every major club and superstar player go against their own teams.

And you know what that adds up to – season-long drama that only the EuroLeague can deliver!

BUT…. did you know the following about the games of Round 12?

One Team RS12

CSKA Moscow vs. Khimki Moscow Region

Get ready for a repeat of a playoff thriller.

CSKA has won six of the last seven Moscow derbies in the EuroLeague, but the playoff series between the teams was a real thriller with all four games decided by 6 points or fewer.

Fenerbahce Istanbul vs. AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan

Melli welcomes his hometown team.

Fenerbahce big man Nicolo Melli joined Milan as a teenager and spent five seasons with the club, making 82 appearances at the EuroLeague level before leaving to join Brose Bamberg in 2015.

Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul

Dunston returns to Greece to face former team.

Experienced Efes center Bryant Dunston had his first taste of EuroLeague action in two seasons with Olympiacos between 2013 and 2015. He won the competition’s Best Defender award on both occasions.

Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz

Voigtmann faces a favorite opponent.

Baskonia big man Johannes Voigtmann registered a career high in scoring against Maccabi, netting 23 points in a 101-88 home win in December 2016. He also grabbed a personal best 3 steals in the same game.

Real Madrid vs. FC Barcelona Lassa

It's el Clasico!

Barcelona center Ante Tomic is at the heart of this great rivalry. He has made more appearances for Barcelona than any other foreign player. Did you know that Tomic joined Barca in 2012 from archrival Madrid?!?!

FC Bayern Munich vs. Zalgiris Kaunas

Bayern defends its perfect record against Zalgiris.

Bayern and Zalgiris have only met on two previous occasions. They took place in the 2013-14 Top 16 and Bayern won both contests.

Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs. Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul

Nail-biter in store if history repeats itself.

Expect a hard-fought encounter in Athens… All four EuroLeague meetings between the teams have been extremely close, settled by margins of 3, 2, 6 and 5 points.

Herbalife Gran Canaria vs. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica

A never-seen-before matchup at the EuroLeague level.

Gran Canaria and Buducnost have never faced off at the EuroLeague level, but did meet in the last 32 of the 2014-15 EuroCup; the Spanish side won both games on its way to the finals.