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

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.

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Thursday, January 14, 2016
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Referees: GARCIA GONZALEZ, JUAN CARLOS (ESP), GKONTAS, SPIROS (GRE), HORDOV, TOMISLAV (CRO)
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 MUHAMMED, ALI 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%
Head coach: OBRADOVIC, ZELJKO
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
Team                                
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 coach: BARTZOKAS, GEORGIOS

Head Coaches

OBRADOVIC, ZELJKO
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. "

Players

VESELY, JAN
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. "