2015-16Top 16Round 4
January 21, 2016 CET: 18:00
Local time: 20:00 BASKET HALL

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
76.9 Points 74.0
34.9 Rebounds 33.4
10.8 O. Rebounds 8.9
24.1 D. Rebounds 24.5
16.5 Assists 19.6
8.4 Steals 7.5
2.2 Blocks 2.5
14.7 Turnovers 13.8
52.7 % 2PT 52.8 %
37.2 % 3PT 34.1 %
75.1 % FT 70.4 %
86.6 Index 84.2

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
17.6 / Delaney Points 11.8 / Gist
5.9 / Claver Rebounds 5.0 / Kuzmic
2.2 / Singleton OR 1.9 / Kuzmic
4.8 / Claver DR 3.6 / Calathes
5.6 / Delaney Assists 6.1 / Calathes
1.4 / Draper Steals 2.1 / Calathes
0.8 / Singleton Blocks 0.7 / Gist
3.1 / Delaney Turnovers 2.8 / Calathes
69.2 % / Fesenko 2PT 61.3 % / Raduljica
46.6 % / Broekhoff 3PT 46.4 % / Fotsis
85.3 % / Delaney FT 83.6 % / Raduljica
20.5 / Delaney Index 13.2 / Calathes


Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final Four 0-0
0-0 Playoffs 0-0
2-1 Top 16 1-2
8-2 Regular Season 6-4
10-3 Overall 7-6


Crew Chief

The Take

These teams meet for the third time this season. Lokomotiv won both duels during the regular season and will look to make it three behind red-hot guard Malcolm Delaney, who was the weekly MVP after each of the first two rounds of the Top 16. Panathinaikos has struggled recently; it is second-bottom in Top 16 scoring (68.7 ppg.) and last in three-point shooting (27.1%). The path to improvement for the Greens runs through its star guards, former Lokomotiv stud nick Calathes and former Euroleague MVP Dimitris Diamantidis. They will be joined by James Feldeine, Sasha Pavlovic and Vladimir Jankovic on the wings to match up against Dontaye Draper, Ryan Broekhoff and Sergey Bykov. The power forward matchup is of several modern styles, the hosts’ Victor Claver and the visitors James Gist can both attack the basket and sink threes. Where the playing styles are different is at center, where the hosts rely on the athleticism of Anthony Randolph and Chris Singleton, while the visitors attack with the much larget Miroslav Raduljica and Ognjen Kuzmic. Raduljica and Calathes has fared well so far against Lokomotiv and it will be interesting to see if Coach Georgios Bartzokas targets them in his game plan.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Game Notes

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar

Malcolm Delaney leads the league in minutes played this season with an average of 34:06 per game.

Delaney enters this week atop the league in fouls drawn with 77 (5.9 per game).

Delaney has made at least 1 three-pointer in nine straight Euroleague appearances.

Delaney has made 14 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.

Ryan Broekhoff has made at least 1 three-pointer in five straight Euroleague games. He is shooting 15 for 31 from downtown over that stretch.

Victor Claver has made at least 1 three-pointer in five straight Euroleague games. He is shooting 10 for 16 from downtown (62.5%) over that stretch.

Dontaye Draper has recorded at least 1 steal in six straight Euroleague games.

Chris Singleton has recorded at least 1 steal in six straight and 10 of his last 11 Euroleague games.

Singleton recorded season highs of 16 points and 9 rebounds in an opening night victory over Panathinaikos. He scored half the points in a 12-0 fourth-quarter run that sealed the outcome.

Victor Claver was a teammate of Panathinaikos guard Sasha Pavlovic during the 2012-13 NBA season in Portland.

Sergey Bykov was a teammate of Panathinaikos forward Antonis Fotsis for three seasons between 2005 and 2008 at Dynamo Moscow.

Panathinaikos Athens

Dimitris Diamantidis needs 38 points to catch the retired Nikola Vujcic for sixth place on the Euroleague career scoring charts. Diamantidis enters this game with 2,406 career points.

Nick Calathes leads the league in steals with 2.15 per game.

Calathes has recorded at least 1 steal in nine straight Euroleague games.

Calathes has made at least 1 three-pointer in nine of his last 10 Euroleague games.

Calathes spent the 2012-13 season with Lokomotiv. He was named Eurocup MVP as he led the club to the 2013 Europcup title. Only two players – Sergey Bykov and Andrey Zubkov – remain from Calathes’s time with the club.

Antonis Fotsis is 5 blocked shots away from reaching the century mark for his Euroleague career.

James Feldeine has made at least 1 three-pointer in 10 of his last 11 Euroleague games.

James Gist played for Lokomotiv during the 2009-10 season.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Quotes Head Coaches

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"Every game is a new story. We should stay true to our principles, learn from last games' mistakes and use every possibilty to win against Panathinaikos."
Panathinaikos Athens
"After we suffered a home lost against Crvena Zvezda we have to react and bounce back. We are facing a high-quality team. They beat us twice during the regular season and we know that we must play good in order to win. We have some problems with injuries but we will stay together, and we will try to do our best."


Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"Our team is strong because we never have any doubts against any opponent. That's why it's easy to get over a loss. We can learn from our mistakes in the game against Fenerbahce and use this experience against Panathinaikos. It's hard to contain players like Diamantidis, Calathes, Gist, Raduljica, but we're confident we can do it. "
Panathinaikos Athens
"They are really good and they know how to play well. They beat us twice during the regular season but that doesn’t mean anything. We have to play well also and we must prevent them from playing at their tempo."

Draper's late heroics lift Lokomotiv to third win

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar improved to 3-1 in Group E by downing Panathinaikos Athens 76-67 at home on Thursday. Lokomotiv remained undefeated at home in the Top 16, while Panathinaikos dropped to 1-3. Dontaye Draper led the winners with 20 points on 6-of-8 three-point shooting. Malcolm Delaney added 14 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists, while Anthony Randolph scored all of his 11 points in the first half for Lokomotiv. James Feldeine led Panathinaikos with 13 points, Antonis Fotsis and Vladimir Jankovic each added 12 and Miroslav Raduljica had 11 for the visitors. Randolph and Ryan Broekhoff fueled a 12-0 opening run, which Evgeny Voronov capped with a fast break slam. Panathinaikos found a go-to guy in Jankovic, who had 8 points in a 2-16 run that Raduljica capped with a mid-range jumper for a 14-16 edge. The teams were tied at 22-22 after 10 minutes, but Dimitris Diamantidis and Feldeine shined early in the second quarter to make it a double-digit game, 24-36. Andrey Zubkov and Draper rescued Lokomotiv, bringing the hosts within 38-39 at halftime. Delaney and Draper gave Lokomotiv a 53-51 lead after 30 minutes, but Fotsis struck three times from downtown to tie the game at 64-64 with over three minutes left. Panathinaikos struggled to score right when it mattered most, while Draper hit a three-pointer, and another, and yet another one at the buzzer to make sure Lokomotiv won the game down the stretch.

First quarter: Hosts starts strong, but Greens rally

Victor Claver got Lokomotiv going with a layup in transition, which Ryan Broekhoff followed with a three-pointer for a 5-0 lead. Panathinaikos struggled to score for more than three minutes while Randolph followed a jumper with a three-pointer, one from each corner, which caused the Greens to call timeout at 10-0. Evgeny Voronov ignited the crowd with a fast break slam that capped a 12-0 opening run. James Feldeine stepped up with a breakaway dunk and Jankovic added a layup to spark the Greens . After Nick Calathes scored off a midcourt steal, Randolph scored again. A layup by James Gist drew Panathinaikos closer, 14-8. Jankovic struck twice from downtown to tie the game at 14-14. Miroslav Raduljica banked in a mid-range shot to give Panathinaikos its first lead after a 2-16 run. Randolph downed a five-meter jumper and Dontaye Draper bettered Raduljica's layup with a three-pointer for a 19-18 Lokomotiv edge. Jankovic and Antonis Fotsis hit jumpers, but free throws by Broekhoff tied it at 22-22 after 10 minutes.

Second quarter: Lokomotiv falls behind and comes back

Dimitris Diamantidis shined with a driving layup off the baseline and soon added a three-pointer for a 22-27 Panathinaikos lead. Randolph downed a mid-range jumper, but free throws by Ognjen Kuzmic and Fotsis made it a 6-point game. Jankovic hit a stop-and-pop jumper, as Lokomotiv struggled to get Malcolm Delaney involved due to Calathes's great on-the-ball defense. Diamantidis found Gist for a two-handed slam that gave Panathinaikos its first double-digit margin, 24-34. Feldeine nailed a step-back jumper to cap a 0-9 run. Andrey Zubkov tried to change things with a six-meter jumper and a fast break layup. Delaney prompted the Greens to stop the game at 28-36. Draper buried a three-pointer in transition and free throws by Chris Singleton brought Lokomotiv even closer, 33-36. Feldeine and Zubkov exchanged bombs from downtown and a fast break layup by Draper made it 38-39 at halftime.

Third quarter: Delaney puts Lokomotiv on track

Voronov nailed a baseline jumper soon after the break, but Feldeine improved on that with a bomb from downtown for a 40-42 Panathinaikos lead. Broekhoff shined with a fast break layup and free throws by Claver put Lokomotiv back in charge, 44-42. Raduljica hit foul shots, but Chris Singleton beat the shot clock with a five-meter jumper. Panathinaikos tried to open the floor with Fotsis at power forward, but Lokomotiv answered with a more mobile lineup, using Singleton at center. After Sasha Pavlovic split free throws, Voronov made 2 attempts and so did Delaney to make it a 5-point game. Feldeine tried to change things with a bomb from downtown, but Delaney buried his own shot from beyond the arc to keep Lokomotiv in charge. Raduljica split foul shots and a layup by Diamantidis brought Panathinaikos within 53-51.

Fourth quarter: Lokomotiv outguns the Greens

Raduljica hit a jump hook early in the quarter, as Lokomotiv struggled to find a way to the basket. Delaney rescued the hosts with a shot from downtown and Zubkov added a free throw to boost Lokomotiv's lead to 57-53 with seven minutes left. Raduljica made free throws and a three-pointer by Fotsis put Panathinaikos back ahead, 57-58. Delaney hit a technical free throw and Draper struck from downtown to restore a 61-58 Lokomotiv lead. Fotsis buried another one from beyond the arc but so did Zubkov, from way downtown, for a 64-61 score. Fotsis sank another three-pointer, but Draper immediately answered from downtown. Panathinaikos missed 4 consecutive shots from beyond the arc and Draper buried an eight-meter bomb, after which the Greens called timeout in the next-to-last minute. Gist split free throws and another three-pointer by Delaney sealed the outcome, 73-65, as Panathinaikos never recovered.

Malcolm Delaney - Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar - EB15
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Attendance: 5112
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Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar22385376
Panathinaikos Athens22395167
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 DELANEY, MALCOLM 37:39 14 1/4 3/7 3/3   5 5 6 1 2     3 8 22
1 SINGLETON, CHRIS 23:16 4 1/5 0/1 2/2 3 1 4 1 1 1   1 3 2 2
3 RANDOLPH, ANTHONY 21:33 11 4/7 1/4 0/2 1 3 4 2 2 3 1   5 1 5
4 DRAPER, DONTAYE 27:02 20 1/3 6/8         3 1       1   19
9 CLAVER, VICTOR 26:17 4 1/3 0/1 2/2   4 4 1   3       2 5
15 KOLYUSHKIN, MAXIM 2:21                              
17 BALASHOV, NIKITA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
18 VORONOV, EVGENY 18:28 6 2/3 0/1 2/2       4 1 2     3 1 5
20 ZUBKOV, ANDREY 14:16 9 1/1 2/3 1/2   2 2   1       1 3 12
45 BROEKHOFF, RYAN 29:08 8 1/2 1/1 3/3 1 2 3 3 1 1     3 3 13
Team           2 4 6               6
Totals 200:00 76 12/28 13/26 13/16 7 21 28 20 8 12 1 1 19 20 89
        42.9% 50% 81.3%
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
Panathinaikos Athens
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 PAVLOVIC, SASHA 8:00 1 0/1 0/1 1/4   2 2 1     1   1 2 1
5 CHARALAMPOPOULOS, VASILIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 BOCHORIDIS, ELEFTHERIOS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 JANKOVIC, VLADIMIR 21:30 12 3/3 2/2     5 5   1       4 1 15
9 FOTSIS, ANTONIS 22:36 12 1/2 3/6 1/2 2 3 5   1       3 1 11
10 RADULJICA, MIROSLAV 24:05 11 3/8   5/6 3 3 6 1   4     2 6 12
12 FELDEINE, JAMES 33:16 13 2/3 3/7   2 1 3 5 2 3     2   13
13 DIAMANTIDIS, DIMITRIS 28:46 7 2/2 1/5     4 4 4 1 2     3 2 9
14 GIST, JAMES 19:55 5 2/4 0/1 1/2 1   1     1   1 1 3 2
15 CALATHES, NICK 28:28 4 2/2 0/4   1 4 5 8 2 4     3 2 10
19 PAPAGIANNIS, GEORGIOS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 KUZMIC, OGNJEN 13:24 2 0/3   2/2 1 1 2     1     1 2 1
Team           2   2               2
Totals 200:00 67 15/28 9/26 10/16 12 23 35 19 7 15 1 1 20 19 76
        53.6% 34.6% 62.5%

Head Coaches

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"This win is dedicated to our fan who passed away during our previous home game. When we found out it happened, everybody in the team was very sad. Winning today was the least we could do to honor his memory. It’s another very important win for us, the third against Panathinaikos this year. Everybody knows that Panathinaikos is very experienced, and I mean not only players and coaches, but the club in general is very experienced in this competition. For Lokomotiv it’s just the second season in Euroleague, and to beat Panathinaikos three times is something amazing. So I have to give big credit to our players, they had patience in the game, and we played great defense in the second half. With this defense we found our offense. We shot the ball extremely well, especially Draper, but also Andrey Zubkov and Malcolm [Delaney]. Panathinaikos also had patience on offense with Diamantidis, and they were able to create some good shots with ball movement. At one point Fotsis made like three three-pointers in a row. We suffered from this, but we showed character. We wanted to win and we did it. I say big bravo to our players and I’m happy our fans enjoyed this high-level game like every game now in Top 16. "
Panathinaikos Athens
"Congratulations to the winning team. I think they finished the game the way winners finish the game. We played a really good game for 38 minutes except for the first two or three minutes… We opened the game in the bad way not ready to fight and this was a fighting game. We have to have fighters on the floor for 40 minutes in order to win games. We weren’t ready to open the game, I have no explanation for that. In two minutes we came back, so us opening the game like that makes no sense. "


Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"Just happy we got a tough win today. We started off good, and they’re an experienced team under a lot of pressure, so they made a good comeback. But us winning in the end shows how good we are and how strong we are. Today we only had eight or nine players available and everybody had to play around 30 minutes. People stepped up, Draper had a big second half. It just shows how strong of a team we have that we can beat a team like Panathinaikos for the third time with eight players basically. This Top 16 win feels good. "
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"I just wanted to win! We noticed it was going to be a big game for us and them. Every game in the Top 16 is difficult, so I just tried to do my best to help my team and today my shot was on, so I am happy we won."
Panathinaikos Athens
"I don’t have a lot to say. I believe that today’s game was all about the details, especially in the fourth quarter. Also in the end the percentage of three-point shooting of Lokomotiv was hard to deal with. It was difficult to stay in the game and to try to win this game. I think we did a very good job, but we should do it for 40 minutes. "
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