2014-15Regular SeasonRound 7
November 26, 2014 CET: 18:00
Local time: 19:00 OLYMPIC CENTER VENTSPILS
Undefeated Lokomotiv spoils Chatman’s record night

Mire Chatman - Ventspils - EC14 (photo Ventspils)

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar bested Ventspils 60-69 to celebrate a Last 32 berth that had been formally clinched a night earlier, while also spoiling Mire Chatman record-setting night. Chatman became the Eurocup’s all-time leading scorer in the first quarter, surpassing the retired Todor Stoykov. Lokomotiv improved to 7-0 with the win, while Ventspils dropped to 2-5. Derrick Brown paced the winners with 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Nikita Kurbanov added 10 points on 3-of-4 three-point shooting. Harvey Grant paced Ventspils with 17 points, Chatman finished with 12 points, 4 assists and 3 steals, while Zanis Peiners netted 11 in defeat. Ventspils led late in the second quarter and trailed 34-35 at halftime. Brown helped Lokomotiv open a small lead early in the third quarter before Eugeny Voronov sparked a 0-7 run to make it 52-63 early in the fourth and Ventspils never got closer than 8 the rest of the way.

Brown scored on the first possession for Lokomotiv, but it didn’t take long for Chatman to make history with a three-pointer from the wing to become the Eurocup scoring king. However the Ventspils offense stalled as Brown scored on the offensive glass and Alexey Zhukanenko delivered a triple to make it 3-9. Grant tried to ignite the hosts, but Brown and Zhukanenko boosted Lokomotiv’s lead to 8. Chatman split free throws and assisted Peiners. A second Peiners basket made it 10-15 after 10 minutes. Artis Ate sank a three to bring the hosts within 2, but Lokomotiv went on a 0-7 spurt to lead in which Maxin Kolyushkin assisted Nikita Balashov inside and Kurbanov for a three-pointer. Peiners and Chatman each recorded three-point plays to keep Ventspils within 5. Grant scored twice inside to close the gap to 25-28. Despite another basket by Brown, Venspils remained on the offensive as Chatman added another free throw and assisted Andrejs Grazulis on the break for a layup before Akselis Vairogs tied the game at 30-30. Maxim Grigoryev reacted with a Lokomotiv three-pointer, but baskets by Grant and Troy Barnies gave the hosts a 34-33 lead. Free throws from Brown gave the visitors a 34-35 edge at the break.

Brown and Grant traded points in the first few minutes of the second half. A Kurbanov triple made it 38-44, but Harvey kept Ventspils in the picture and Peiners slam made it 43-46. After a series of free throws at both ends, Kurbanov’s triple left Lokomotiv ahead 45-52 through three quarters. Chatman and Peiners rallied Ventspils to within 4, but a Voronov jumper triggered a 0-7 push in which the guard scored twice more to lead 52-63. Vairogs hit back from downtown, but Lokomotiv found answered as Brown hit free throws and Zhukanenko scored on the offensive glass to keep the hosts from getting any closer than 8 en route to victory.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Referees: LOPES, LUIS (POR), BARDERA, REGIS (FRA), JURAS, JASMINA (SRB)
Attendance: 1900 (Tentative)
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Ventspils
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
7 BARNIES, TROY 21:27 4 2/5 0/1 0/3   1 1 2 1         2 3
8 LEJASMEIERS, DAVIS 9:22           2 2               2
13 VAIROGS, AKSELIS 30:54 5 1/3 1/5     5 5 1   1     2 1 3
14 JANICENOKS, KRISTAPS 2:13     0/1                   1 1 -1
15 ATE, ARTIS 14:09 4 0/2 1/2 1/2 1   1     1     2 1 -1
21 BUTJANKOVS, ARTJOMS 8:13   0/2     1   1     1     1   -3
22 GULBIS, MARIS 15:49 1 0/1   1/1 1 1 2     1     3 1 -1
24 GRAZULIS, ANDREJS 14:04 2 1/1     1 1 2 2   2     2 1 3
31 PEINERS, ZANIS 12:41 11 5/6 0/2 1/1   2 2 2         5 1 8
32 CHATMAN, MIRE 33:09 12 3/5 1/4 3/8 1 1 2 4 3 2 1   1 6 15
33 MEIERS, MARTINS 10:09 4 1/2   2/2 1 1 2     1 1   3 3 5
45 GRANT, JERAI 27:50 17 5/10   7/10 5 2 7   3 1 2   2 8 26
Team             3 3               3
Totals 200:00 60 18/37 3/15 15/27 11 19 30 11 7 10 4 0 22 25 62
        48.6% 20% 55.6%
Head coach: STELMAHERS, ROBERTS
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
3 RANDOLPH, ANTHONY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
4 GRIGORYEV, MAXIM 14:48 3 0/2 1/3     4 4 1       1 1   2
5 BROWN, DERRICK 29:51 21 5/10 1/1 8/10 3 7 10 2 1 2   1 2 8 30
11 MILES, AARON 33:16 8 4/8     2 1 3 4 1 2   1 2 1 8
15 KOLYUSHKIN, MAXIM 14:54 2 1/4 0/1     2 2 5   1   1 3    
17 BALASHOV, NIKITA 10:48 2 1/2   0/4   1 1           4 3 -3
18 VORONOV, EVGENY 27:29 8 4/5 0/2     1 1   1 3     3 2 3
20 ZUBKOV, ANDREY 13:33 7 3/5   1/2 1 1 2 1         5 3 5
21 ZHUKANENKO, ALEXEY 22:18 8 2/3 1/2 1/2 2 3 5   1 2     3 2 8
41 KURBANOV, NIKITA 33:03 10 0/2 3/4 1/2   4 4 3         3 3 13
Team           4   4               4
Totals 200:00 69 20/41 6/13 11/20 12 24 36 16 4 10 0 4 26 22 70
        48.8% 46.2% 55%
Head coach: BAZAREVICH, SERGEY

Head Coaches

STELMAHERS, ROBERTS
Ventspils
"It is not the first time we have lost like this. This time the key thing was that we lost too many points with missed free throws. I think it is not so much physically, it is more in the heads of the players; we have to understand that each point counts in games like this. We have to be more aggressive and give more effort. "
BAZAREVICH, SERGEY
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"We knew that we have to be prepared for this game, because Ventspils almost beat us when they were playing in our court. Basically, I am satisfied with our team’s performance, because many crucial players were injured. The game was close, but starting from the second half we started to perform better inside and players did a good job from the perimeter and it helped us to win. "

Players

CHATMAN, MIRE
Ventspils
"This was a tough game. I think it is a good achievement to prevent a team of such a high level from scoring more than 69 points. Today was not our day, especially in rebounds and free throws. I did not score many free throws, which I think was crucial for the result. "
BROWN, DERRICK
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"It was a tough game and a tough fight. We did our job and I wish luck to Ventspils further. I am motivated in whatever game I play, however I knew that today I had to play against Chatman, who is a very experienced and good player. "
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