2015-16Top 16Round 3
January 14, 2016 CET: 20:00
Local time: 21:00 ULKER SPORTS ARENA

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
78.3 Points 76.8
34.5 Rebounds 35.3
10.7 O. Rebounds 10.9
23.8 D. Rebounds 24.3
17.1 Assists 16.4
6.1 Steals 8.5
3.9 Blocks 2.1
11.8 Turnovers 14.8
50.4 % 2PT 53.6 %
37.6 % 3PT 36.8 %
77.4 % FT 75.4 %
90.6 Index 87.6

Player Stats

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13.2 / Vesely Points 18.1 / Delaney
6.9 / Vesely Rebounds 5.8 / Claver
3.1 / Vesely OR 2.1 / Singleton
3.8 / Vesely DR 4.8 / Claver
4.2 / Dixon Assists 5.5 / Delaney
1.3 / Vesely Steals 1.5 / Draper
1.9 / Udoh Blocks 0.8 / Singleton
1.9 / Datome Turnovers 3.0 / Delaney
58.8 % / Udoh 2PT 69.2 % / Fesenko
66.7 % / Vesely 3PT 49.0 % / Broekhoff
91.7 % / Datome FT 83.8 % / Delaney
16.9 / Vesely Index 21.4 / Delaney


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0-0 Final Four 0-0
0-0 Playoffs 0-0
2-0 Top 16 2-0
8-2 Regular Season 8-2
10-2 Overall 10-2


Crew Chief

The Take

In the Game of the Week on Thursday, Group E’s only two unbeaten teams square off against one another. Fenerbahce has looked fantastic in the Top 16 with a balanced roster led by the high-flying Jan Vesely. Lokomotiv’s calling card this season has been awesome defense and a superstar guard. Vesely headlines the Fener frontline along with Ekpe Udoh, who together have the team ranked second in the league in blocked shots (3.9 bpg.). Lokomotiv leads all teams in steals (8.5 spg.) and has the second-best defense in the competition (69.6 ppg. allowed). While Coach Georgios Bartzokas can expect a complete team defensive effort, Delaney has been almost a one-man show on offense with back-to-back MVP of the Week honors to start the Top 16. Delaney will be challenged by Bobby Dixon and Ricky Hickman on the perimeter this week while the Fenerbahce big men loom in the paint. Anthony Randolph and Chris Singleton will look to match Vesely and Udoh’s athleticism, while power forward Victor Claver’s inside-outside game will be tested by Pero Antic. Small forward Luigi Datome and combo-guard Bogdan Bogdanovic could be the difference makers for Fenerbahce this week if they control their matchups against Ryan Broekhoff and Evgeny Voronov. When the final buzzer sounds, one of these teams will be the sole owner of first place in this group.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Game Notes

Fenerbahce Istanbul

Coach Obradovic has used 15 different players in Euroleague games so far this season.

Ekpe Udoh has blocked at least 1 shot in nine consecutive games.

Udoh has scored in double figures in each of his last six Euroleague appearances.

Bogdan Bogdanovic has made 14 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.

Bobby Dixon has made at least 1 three-pointer in nine straight Euroleague games.

Jan Vesely has recorded a performance index rating in double figures in each of his last nine Euroleague appearances.

Pero Antic has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last five Euroleague appearances.

Antic spent a season and a half with Lokomotiv Kuban; he played the 2008-09 campaign and through December of the following season.

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar

This will be the first ever meeting between Lokomotiv and Fenerbahce.

Lokomotiv enters this week’s game atop the league in steals with 8.5 per game.

Malcolm Delaney leads the league in minutes played this season with an average of 33:56 per game.

Delaney enters this week atop the league in fouls drawn with 72.

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

Chris Singleton was a teammate of Fenerbahce big man Jan Vesely at Washington in the NBA for two and a half seasons between 2011 and 2014.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Quotes Head Coaches

Fenerbahce Istanbul
"Lokomotiv is a team that have really a specific way of playing basketball. Almost anybody there can shoot for three, and they also have very good starters in offense. A very interesting and important game for us. We have the same number of wins and losses, so like everything in this stage of the Euroleague, it will be very important against a team that played excellent basketball this year."
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"It's going to be one of the most difficult games until now, but it is also a great and exciting challenge for us to compete at this level. Needless to say about how strong is Fenerbahce with the full roster and the great coaching from Mr. Obradovic."


Fenerbahce Istanbul
"Very important game for both teams. The two of us are playing at a great level. The game will be a good measuing point for us to see where we are in the Top 16, and hopefully we'll manage to stay in this path."
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"I think Fenerbahce have a very deep roster and a great coach with a good home court advantage but I think we also have a good team and if we play our game plan well we will win. No team in Euroleague is unbeatable."

Fenerbahce rallies with big fourth quarter to beat Lokomotiv

Fenerbahce Istanbul rallied from down 9 in the fourth quarter to defeat Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 85-79 in a thriller on Thursday. The visitors took over with a 0-14 second-quarter run and led for much of the second half, but Bogdan Bogdanovic led the Fenerbahce attack back. The fourth quarter featured five lead changes and four ties before back-to-back threes by Bogdanovic and Luigi Datome gave the hosts the lead for good. Bogdanovic finished with 18 points and 5 assists, Jan Vesely added 17 points and 7 rebounds, Luigi Datome scored 16 and Bobby Dixon 13 as Fenerbahce improved to 3-0 to take sole possession of first place in Group E. The loss dropped Lokomotiv to 2-1. Victor Claver was perfect on 5 attempts from behind the arc and finished with 21 points and 7 rebounds for Lokomotiv. Malcolm Delaney, who was the MVP of the week in each of the first two Top 16 rounds, tallied 12 points and 7 assists, while Chris Singleton posted 10 points and 9 rebounds and Dontaye Draper added 10 points.

First quarter: Bogdanovic helps hosts take slim lead

Delaney found Claver for an open three-pointer and the game’s first points. Vesely found Ekpe Udoh for a slam. The referees controlled the game with a few early foul calls. Sergey Bykov drilled a three for the visitors and Udoh buried a jumper. A Claver jump shot and Delaney free throws made it 4-10. Udoh got into the highlight reels with a spin move and a wicked slam, but Lokomotiv kept pace as Claver found Bykov for a reverse layup. Bogdanovic beat the 24-second clock with a pull-up jumper and soon Vesely got involved. First he drew a foul and split free throws and then tipped in a shot to make it 11-12. The defenses took over as neither team scored for more than two minutes until Datome’s put-back gave Fenerbahce its first lead. Anthony Randolph outworked Udoh in the low post for a score, but a Bogdanovic triple and Dixon free throws made it 18-14. Bogdanovic collected his own missed shot, was fouled and sank the resulting 2 shots. Bykov also sank 2 free throws and Andrey Zubkov beat the buzzer with a tip-in to make it 20-18 after 10 minutes.

Second quarter: Lokomotiv gets 4 threes from four players in 0-14 charge

Singleton came off the bench to split free throws, make a steal and assist Draper on a layup that put Lokomotiv in front. A fine Ricky Hickman pass led Vesely to the rim, where he scored awkwardly. Singleton connected from downtown to put the visitors up 22-24. After Claver scored inside, Fenerbahce called a timeout. Dixon took advantage if a second-chance opportunity to bury a triple. Delaney came off a pick for a jumper. Singleton rejected Dixon at the rim and Claver buried a three in transition to make it 25-31. Bodanovic ran the pick-and-roll with Vesely, who finished at the rim. Singleton drew another foul, but missed both free throws. Pero Antic drew a foul shooting a three-pointer and made all 3 free throws. Then Dixon drove for a layup and a Fenerbahce lead. After a timeout, Nikola Kalinic rescued an Antic airball and turned it into a basket-plus-foul to cap a 10-0 Fenerbahce run. However Claver and Draper responded with back-to-back threes and a 35-37 Lokomotiv lead. Fenerbahce called a timeout, but Claver stole the ball and Singleton traded passes with Bykov and connected on another Lokomotiv triple. Vesely missed twice from the line and Ryan Broekhoff punished him by draining a fourth straight Lokomotiv three. Claver capped a 0-14 charge with a layup that made it 35-45. Datome ended the Fenerbahce drought with free throws to make it 37-45 at the break.

Third quarter: Randolph provide highlights as visitors remain in control

A Bogdanovic steal led to a Kostas Sloukas layup, but Claver countered with hit fourth three-pointer. Udoh rejected Claver and Claver returned the favor. Antic drilled a triple from the corner to close the gap to 42-48. Antic was called for a technical foul and after Delaney made the bonus free throw, he lobbed a pass to Randolph for an amazing alley-oop dunk and a 42-51 lead. Udoh and Bogdanovic made free throws and Delaney did the same. Antic was next with a pair from the line. Singleton bucked the trend with a thunderous slam to make it 48-55. After a timeout, Antic missed twice from the line, but Dixon made up for it with a layup. Broekhoff’s rebound led to free throws and Draper restored a double-digit Lokomotiv lead with a triple. Randolph rejected Antic in the corner, but Boddanovic split free throws to bring the hosts within 51-60.

Fourth quarter: Fenerbahce erupts with 34 points to claim victory

Bogdanovic looked to heat up with a pull-up jumper. Randolph slapped the ball away from Kalinic and turned it into a basket. Bogdanovic split free throws and Bykov missed twice from the line. Vesely and Bogdanovic arrived simultaneously to put back a missed Bogdanovic shot. After an offensive foul committed by Delaney, Datome brought the hosts within 58-62. Vesely rejected Bykov as the fans got into the game. Vesely completed the comeback and a 10-0 run with a power layup and a three-point play to make it 63-62. After Singletin split free throws, Draper nailed a long jumper. Datome and Claver traded threes to make it 66-68. Bogdanovic tied it with a long jumper with his feet on the three-point line. Datome went strong to the basket to put the hosts up 2 with three minutes to go. After a timeout, Randolph tied it from the line, but Bogdanovic countered with a triple. The Datome blew the lid off the arena with a three from the corner. However Broekhoff countered with a three-plus-foul to send Bogdanovic to the bench with 5 fouls and bring his within 2. Vesely split free throws, but Dixon raced to the rebound and tipped it to Datome for a layup. Delaney drilled a three with 70 seconds left to make it 79-77. Vesely put the hosts up two possessions with a basket from close range. Delaney sent Nikolc out with 5 fouls and made 2 free throws with 25.5 seconds to go, but Dixon countered with 2 free throws. After Broekhoff missed from downtown, Dixon’s free throws with 6 seconds left iced the game.

Players Fenerbahce Istanbul celebrates - EB15
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Attendance: 10397
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Fenerbahce Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 HICKMAN, RICKY 3:16               1             1
5 HERSEK, BARIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 UDOH, EKPE 19:10 8 3/6   2/2 1 1 2     2 1 1 2 1 4
10 MAHMUTOGLU, MELIH DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 ANTIC, PERO 20:38 8   1/4 5/7   3 3     1   1 3 3 4
13 BOGDANOVIC, BOGDAN 34:51 20 4/9 2/3 6/8 2 2 4 5 2 2     5 7 23
14 YURTSEVEN, OMER DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
16 SLOUKAS, KOSTAS 19:24 2 1/2       2 2 3 1 4     1 3 5
24 VESELY, JAN 30:38 15 6/10   3/7 3 4 7 3 1 1 1   2 5 21
33 KALINIC, NIKOLA 17:24 3 1/1   1/1 2 1 3   1 1     5 1 2
35 DIXON, BOBBY 27:42 13 2/7 1/4 6/6 1 5 6 4 2 1   2 2 5 17
70 DATOME, LUIGI 26:57 16 4/5 2/5 2/2 2 2 4 1     1   3 1 16
Team           1 5 6               6
Totals 200:00 85 21/40 6/16 25/33 12 25 37 17 7 12 3 4 23 26 99
        52.5% 37.5% 75.8%
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
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 36:13 12 1/4 1/5 7/7   1 1 7   4     4 5 10
1 SINGLETON, CHRIS 20:02 10 1/3 2/5 2/6 3 6 9 1 1 1 1 1 2 4 13
3 RANDOLPH, ANTHONY 26:40 8 3/5 0/2 2/2   3 3 2 2 1 2   4 3 11
4 DRAPER, DONTAYE 23:04 10 2/3 2/4         1 1       2   7
9 CLAVER, VICTOR 31:45 21 3/9 5/5   2 5 7 2 2 2 1 1 3 3 24
10 BYKOV, SERGEY 17:38 7 1/5 1/3 2/4 2   2 4   3   1 4 4 1
15 KOLYUSHKIN, MAXIM 0:08                              
17 BALASHOV, NIKITA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
18 VORONOV, EVGENY 6:14     0/1                   4   -5
20 ZUBKOV, ANDREY 8:22 2 1/1     1 2 3           1   4
45 BROEKHOFF, RYAN 29:54 9   2/7 3/3 2 4 6   1 2     2 3 10
Totals 200:00 79 12/30 13/32 16/22 10 21 31 17 7 13 4 3 26 22 75
        40% 40.6% 72.7%

Head Coaches

Fenerbahce Istanbul
"We discussed this the whole time. I said that we must change everything in our game. So more aggressive defense, more smart offensively. [Lokomotiv] are a very good team, they how to move the ball, they are a very patient team. Congratulations to our players and thanks to the fans for their support. "


Fenerbahce Istanbul
"We started with a bad first half. We fought in the second half. That happens. We stayed together in the second half and we fought. Like I say every time, I like to play in this arena in front of these incredible fans. They help us a lot. "
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