2015-16Regular SeasonRound 10
December 18, 2015 CET: 18:00
Local time: 20:00 BASKET HALL

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
75.1 Points 83.1
35.8 Rebounds 33.4
10.9 O. Rebounds 10.0
24.9 D. Rebounds 23.4
14.9 Assists 18.8
8.7 Steals 6.8
2.2 Blocks 3.2
15.7 Turnovers 9.9
52.2 % 2PT 53.4 %
36.6 % 3PT 38.3 %
75.2 % FT 74.6 %
84.7 Index 99.3

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
15.8 / Delaney Points 13.6 / Tomic
5.9 / Claver Rebounds 6.2 / Tomic
2.0 / Singleton OR 2.3 / Lawal
4.7 / Claver DR 4.1 / Tomic
4.9 / Delaney Assists 3.6 / Satoransky
1.5 / Draper Steals 1.2 / Satoransky
0.9 / Singleton Blocks 1.3 / Lawal
3.2 / Delaney Turnovers 1.6 / Arroyo
70.6 % / Fesenko 2PT 70.0 % / Ribas
51.4 % / Broekhoff 3PT 50.0 % / Arroyo
85.7 % / Voronov FT 100.0 % / Doellman
17.7 / Delaney Index 19.7 / Tomic


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


Crew Chief

The Take

First place in Group C will be decided in this winner-take-all contest. Lokomotiv enters the game with a better record than Barcelona, but since Barcelona won the first meeting between the sides, it would overtake Lokomotiv for first place if it won via tiebreaker. Traditionally, Barcelona has been among the league’s best defensive teams, though this season it is Lokomotiv allowing the league’s fewest points (67.7 ppg.). However Coach Xavi Pascual’s men are fifth in the league in scoring (83.1 ppg.), while committing the league’s fewest turnovers (9.9). Lokomotiv has committed the league’s second-most turnovers (15.7). Their Round 5 meeting in Spain saw the hosts rally in the fourth quarter for a 72-68 win behind 16 points and 7 assists from Ante Tomic. The Barcelona center has been red hot lately and remains the focal point of his team’s attack. Anthony Randloph missed that game for Lokomotiv, but if available would make things tougher for Tomic and co. Lokomotiv’s top players this season have een combo-guard Malcolm Delaney and power forward Victor Claver, while small forward Ryan Broekhoff comes off his best game. Tomas Satoransky and Carlos Arroyo lead a deep Barcelona backcourt, while Justin Doellman and Stratos Perperoglou could be the ones to match up with Claver and Broekhoff, respectively.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Game Notes

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar

Lokomotiv has allowed the fewest points in the league, an average of just 67.7 points per game, through Round 9; Lokomotiv also leads the league in steals with 8.7 per game.

Malcolm Delaney leads the league in minutes played this season with an average of 33:05 per game.

Delaney has made at least 1 three-pointer in five straight and eight of his last nine Euroleague appearances.

Victor Claver has made 12 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.

Claver is a longtime member of the Spanish national team and has teamed there with Barcelona players Pau Ribas, Juan Carlos Navarro and Alex Abrines over the years. Claver and Ribas brought home the gold medal at EuroBasket 2015 over the summer.

Claver and Navarro were on the squads that won back-to-back EuroBasket crowns in 2009 and 2011 and won the silver medal at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Dontaye Draper and Barcelona forward Stratos Perperoglou were teammates last season at Anadolu Efes Istanbul.

FC Barcelona Lassa

Barcelona’s 89 turnovers (9.9 per game) are the fewest in the league through Round 9.

Justin Doellman has made 27 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.

Ante Tomic has scored in double figures in each of his last seven Euroleague games; he is shooting 43 of 60 (71.7%) over that period.

Alex Abrines has made at least 1 three-pointer in seven of his last eight Euroleague games.

Carlos Arroyo has made at least 1 three-pointer in eight of his last nine Euroleague games. He is shooting 21 for 42 from downtown (50%) over that span.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Quotes Head Coaches

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"Of course, we have our mind set on the Top 16, which will be a great challenge for us and will show what level we are at. We’ll try hard and maybe go to the next level. At the same time, our last game of group stage is at home against Barcelona, a team you can never underestimate. It will be great credit for us to take first place in the group, even though we know that the first and the second place mean pretty much the same. We see what the groups will look like, and there are no weak teams in the Top 16, so you cannot choose any group specifically. Yes, we have our mind on the Top 16 and we prepare our players for that challenge, but at the same time we're focused on playing against this great club, performing for 40 minutes and taking first place."


Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"We have what it takes to beat Barcelona. We saw it in the first game, when we were close to the victory but couldn’t hold on to it at the end of the fourth quarter. If we play the way we want to play at home we have good chances. We weren’t able to finish the game in Barcelona maybe due to lack of focus, and the opponent played really good offense, they attacked better than during the rest of the game. We weren’t focused enough to stop that, so the key is to be ready for 40 minutes."

Lokomotiv outlasts Barcelona 78-74 to win Group C!

In a thriller that whetted appetites for the upcoming Top 16, Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar battled visiting FC Barcelona Lassa into the final minute Friday before taking a 78-74 victory that clinched first place in Group C for the hosts. Lokomotiv finished with an 8-2 record while Barcelona fell to 6-4 but won its second-place tie with Panathinaikos Athens on point difference in their head-to-head wins against each other. Barcelona finally took control of a back-and-forth second-half scoreboard as Juan Carlos Navarro's fifth three-pointer in 10 minutes made it 54-63 early in the fourth quarter. But Lokomotiv rallied behind Malcolm Delaney and Anthony Randolph to take and keep the lead down the stretch. Delaney finished with 19 points and 9 assists, while Randolph had 16 points, 7 rebounds and 3 steals. Chris Singleton added 10 for the winners. Navarro had 22 points, his most in a Euroleague game since the April of 2014, while Ante Tomic followed with 17 and 7 rebounds.

First quarter: Every shot, rebound contested in tense start

Delaney used his speed to set up Kyrylo Fesenko for a slam and the game's first points. Tomic got the visitors going with a tip-in. Ryan Broekhoff nailed a triple from the corner to make it 5-2. Every shot and rebound was contested in the early going. After Navarro sank free throws, Justin Doellman's acrobatic layup gave the visitors their first lead, 5-6. Victor Claver drilled a triple at one end for Lokomotiv and Tomic answered with a slam-and-foul thanks to a great pass from Doellman to make it 8-9 midway through the quarter. Singleton came off the bench to knock down a baseline jumper that put the hosts on top, but Barcelona sub Aleksandar Vezenkov countered with a triple. Delaney knotted the game by penetrating and making a layup, but Stratos Perperoglou put Barcelona ahead despite getting rejected by Singleton on the next play. Broekhoff evened the score again at 14-14 with a jumper in the lane. Vezenkov connected again from downtown and Dontaye Draper countered with a long jumper. Randolph was fouled attacking the basket and his free throws made gave Lokomotiv an 18-17 lead after 10 minutes.

Second quarter: Late surge by Samuels gives Barcelona the lead

Carlos Arroyo fed Shane Lawal for an impressive alley-oop slam to start the second quarter. Then Arroyo drove and dished to Pau Ribas for a three-pointer and an 18-22t lead. Randolph sank free throws and then his steal led to a Draper layup that tied the game. Brad Oleson was fouled shooting a three-pointer and made 2 of the resulting free throws for Barcelona before Andrey Zubkov countered with a layup, preserving a tie. Ribas beat the 24-second clock with a triple that put Barcelona ahead 24-27 midway through the quarter. Singleton drained a jumper and after Arroyo split free throws and Zubkov made both of his, the score was even again, 28-28. Samardo Samuels scored twice in the paint and twice from the line as the visitors surged ahead. A steal and free throw by Tomas Satoransky boosted the difference to 29-35 at the break.

Third quarter: Navarro turns back the clock

Fesenko tipped in a miss to start Lokomotiv's second half strong, but when Delaney fed him for a dunk at 33-35, Barcelona came the other way and did the same between Navarro and Tomic. However, Lokomotiv still got what it wanted, the lead, on a triple from the top by Delaney at 38-37. Navarro, the best three-point marksman in the business this century, answered in kind to take the lead back for the visitors. Claver was ready with his own answer from the arc for Lokomotiv and when Delaney scooped in a one-handed shot, the hosts were in front again, 43-40. Tomic got 2 points back for Barcelona on an up-and-under layup and then put his team up again on a lane jumper. Lokmotiv responded from long-range again - a triple by Broekhoff - but Navarro matched him with a "la bomba" shot over Fesenko and the free throw that came with it. Randolph became the home team's fourth three-point striker since halftime as the lead continued see-sawing. Next it was Tomic making his own inside shot and sending a no-look assist to Vezenkov before Navarro buried a triple in transition to suddenly launch Barcelona ahead 49-54, forcing a Lokomotiv timeout. Randolph rebounded his own miss and dropped it back at 51-54, but Navarro was feeling it and drilled another three-pointer, this one from the top. And he wasn't done. Between a free throw and a lane basket from Randolph, Navarro shook off a defender and quick-fired his fourth three-pointer since halftime to send Barcelona up 54-50 after 30 minutes.

Fourth quarter: Lokomotiv rallies behind Delaney, Randolph

Barcelona again found the hot hand, Navarro's, to start the fourth quarter with his fifth three-pointer in 10 minutes for the game's biggest lead, 54-63. Singleton got a second-chance basket and a steal between two-pointers by Delaney as Lokomotiv reeled back the difference. Vezenkov made a beautiful pass to Tomic at 60-65, but after Randolph dropped a shot from the lane, Draper was soon finishing a broken play with a game-tying triple that brought the crowd to its feet at 65-65. Satoransky's free throws couldn't keep Barcelona safe, as Delaney was ready with a go-ahead triple from the wing at 68-67. As the Lokomotiv defense held, Singleton added a tough basket to the lead, but Navarro got those points back easily at the free throw line. Then Navarro drew all the defensive attention to himself and fed Doellman in the corner for a go-ahead triple at 70-71 with 2 minutes left. Singleton re-took the lead with a baseline jumper and then Delaney hit a layup falling down to make it 74-71 early in the final minute. After a Barcelona timeout, Navarro missed a triple, but Tomic got the foul line with the offensive rebound to trim the difference to 74-73 with 36 seconds left. Randolph got the next offensive rebound and was fouled, hitting both free throws with 7.8 seconds left to make it 76-73. Out of timeout, Arroyo gave up a three-pointer and then got fouled. He hit the first, missed the second, and Lokomotiv came up with the rebound to send Delaney to the foul line, where he made both shots for a 78-74 victory and first place in Group C.

Ryan Broekhoff - Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar - EB15
Friday, December 18, 2015
Attendance: 7353
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Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar18112524
FC Barcelona Lassa17182514
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Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar18295478
FC Barcelona Lassa17356074
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 34:59 19 5/8 2/5 3/4   3 3 9 1 1     3 6 27
1 SINGLETON, CHRIS 22:54 10 5/5 0/4     1 1   1 2 1   1 1 7
3 RANDOLPH, ANTHONY 23:38 16 3/7 1/4 7/8 4 3 7 2 3 2     2 6 22
4 DRAPER, DONTAYE 25:02 7 2/4 1/2         6 2 1     3 2 10
9 CLAVER, VICTOR 17:19 8 1/1 2/4     3 3     1 1   3 2 8
10 BYKOV, SERGEY 9:02           1 1           1    
15 KOLYUSHKIN, MAXIM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
17 BALASHOV, NIKITA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
18 VORONOV, EVGENY 19:49   0/1     1 1 2 1 1   1   3 1 2
20 ZUBKOV, ANDREY 4:33 4 1/1   2/2   1 1     1     1 2 5
44 FESENKO, KYRYLO 13:29 6 3/4     2 1 3 2   2     3 2 7
45 BROEKHOFF, RYAN 29:15 8 1/1 2/4     3 3 1 1 3     2   6
Team             3 3     1         2
Totals 200:00 78 21/32 8/23 12/14 7 20 27 21 9 14 3 0 22 22 96
        65.6% 34.8% 85.7%
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
FC Barcelona Lassa
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 DOELLMAN, JUSTIN 23:21 4 2/5 0/2     1 1 1 2 2     1    
8 RIBAS, PAU 11:42 6   2/2     1 1     2     3 1 3
9 LAWAL, SHANE 8:36 2 1/1   0/2   2 2   1 2     1 1 1
10 ABRINES, ALEX 11:33   0/1       1 1           1   -1
11 NAVARRO, JUAN CARLOS 28:18 22 1/1 5/8 5/5       3 1     1 3 4 23
13 SATORANSKY, TOMAS 20:40 3 0/1   3/4   3 3 4 1 3     1 5 10
14 VEZENKOV, ALEKSANDAR 16:46 8 1/2 2/4     1 1 1   1     3 2 5
23 SAMUELS, SAMARDO 6:48 6 2/4   2/2 1   1           1 2 6
24 OLESON, BRAD 11:53 2   0/2 2/3   2 2     1   1 1 2  
30 ARROYO, CARLOS 19:20 2   0/3 2/4 1 2 3 5 1       3 2 5
33 PERPEROGLOU, STRATOS 16:34 2 1/5 0/1   1 2 3 1   2   1 1 1 -2
44 TOMIC, ANTE 24:29 17 7/8   3/3 4 3 7 3   3     3 2 22
Team           2 1 3               3
Totals 200:00 74 15/28 9/22 17/23 9 19 28 18 6 16 0 3 22 22 75
        53.6% 40.9% 73.9%
Head coach: PASCUAL, XAVI

Head Coaches

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"We’re proud of this win and the way we play in the Euroleague in general. We took first place in a very difficult group and showed the whole of Europe our potential, while building the best defense in the Euroleague. This is the key to our success. Today we started sharing the ball on offense at the right time and stuck to our defense. Barcelona made successful runs on offense, but we were able to respond with even better defense. Of course it may be hard to stop Navarro when he is playing like this; he’s a great player and has been like this for his all career. But we played generally good defense and it carried us in the key moments. I want to say thanks to my team and everyone and invite our fans to the Top 16. I believe they will see some great games and keep supporting us the way they did today!"
FC Barcelona Lassa
"I want to congratulate Lokomotiv Kuban with this win. It was a spectacular game for the fans. Our problems started in the second half, our defense got worse compared to the first. Also the keys to our loss were turnovers and offensive rebounds by Lokomotiv."


Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"I think we just stayed resilient through the game, even though they made a few runs. We just proved how much better we got compared to our first game in Barcelona. They did exactly the same thing. But we couldn’t close the game then. And this time we just got the stops when we needed them and in the fourth quarter shared the ball, found the right guys in the right spots and they were hitting big shots."
FC Barcelona Lassa
"I think we played a good game on the road but had a very bad fourth quarter. We didn't control the game, had a lot of turnovers, they were better than us and the 10-point difference in the fourth quarter hurt us a lot. We were up by 8-9 points but had three turnovers and three bad defenses. After that, we had chances to return to the game but they grabbed three offensive rebounds. It was a bad fourth quarter for us. It has happened to us a lot in the last few games - we have a game under control and our opponent comes back. We disappeared on offense and defense. When you don't score, you have to be strong on defense."
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