Nikola Mirotic Barcelona
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FC Barcelona will face Zenit on Wednesday in the opener of the series in the EuroLeague playoffs. The Catalans will face the Russian club on Wednesday.

Zenit St Petersburg arrives in the postseason in its first full EuroLeague campaign. Barca faced Zenit four times in the past in the last two regular season campaigns.

Mirotic, who is expected to be an important factor in the best-of-five series, which starts on April 21, claimed that his team will have to take a step forward during the postseason series.

“The most important moment of the season has arrived. We have to take a step forward,” the superstar forward said prior to the game.

The Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs tip off with the opening games in the four best-of-five quarterfinals series on Tuesday, April 20 and Wednesday, April 21.