INJURY REPORT: Zenit St Petersburg got hit by an injury bug ahead of its first EuroLeague home game, and heads coach Joan Plaza gave us an injury report.
IN-SEASON SIGHTSEEING: A night off for Jaycee Carroll gave him a chance for a quick little family trip to see Stonehenge.
Well, four days later…
EUROLEAGUE TRAVELS: German sides Bayern and ALBA went on their first road trips of the season, and Baskonia was one of three teams to play consecutive road games to open the season.
MILESTONE PLEISS: Efes center Tibor Pleiss moved into a tie for seventh place on the all-time list with 162 blocks, and reached 1,500 points for his EuroLeague career in the game against ALBA.
BEHIND THE SCENES: Hard to say who was happier to see each other before the game, Milan forward Aaron White or his former coaches and teammates who came to visit with Zalgiris?
WHEN LEGENDS MEET: Sarunas Jasikevicius and Luis Scola battled on EuroLeague floors at the start of the century…and again on Friday night.
Maybe they talked about this weapon Scola developed in his late 30s?
SUCCESSFUL DEBUT: FC Barcelona, as well as its forward Victor Claver, were very proud of a EuroLeague debut 19-year old Leandro Bolmaro made in St Petersburg, playing more than 17 minutes on Friday night.
STRONG SHOWING: ALBA's Peyton Siva managed to keep a sense of humor after a dramatic overtime loss against Efes.
WINNERS' CORNER: Five teams are 2-0, including the defending champs CSKA Moscow, Spanish rivals Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, Khimki Moscow Region and LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne.