2015-16Top 16Round 9
March 03, 2016 CET: 20:45
Local time: 21:45 ABDI IPEKCI ARENA

Delaney, Randolph lead Lokomotiv past Efes in Istanbul

Riding a three-game winning streak and the competition’s best defense, Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar went on the road to defeat Anadolu Efes Istanbul 61-76 in Game of the Week on Thursday. Lokomotiv improved to 7-2 and will be no lower than second place in Group E after Friday’s game, while Efes dropped its fourth straight to fall to 3-6. Anthony Randolph was all over the place from the start, scoring 10 points in the first quarter as Lokomotiv took control early on. Malcolm Delaney joined in the second quarter to help build a 28-38 halftime lead. The margin quickly grew to 13 points in the third, and Efes never came closer than 6 points rest of the way as it did not have an answer for Lokomotiv’s defense, while Victor Claver, Delaney and Randolph made plays for the visitors on offense. Delaney finished with 19 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds. Randolph had 17 with 6 rebounds and 2 blocks, while Claver scored 14 with 9 rebounds. Thomas Heurtel was the lone Efes scorer in double figures with 17 and also had 7 rebounds. Jayson Granger and Cedi Osman contributed with 9 points apiece in defeat.

First quarter: Randolph scores 10 to pace visitors early

Randolph opened the scoring with a fastbreak layup and after Ryan Broekhoff made a runner, Randolph's basket inside and a put-back made it 0-8. Efes did not score for almost four minutes before Heurtel banked a floater of the glass. Bryant Dunston followed with a pair of baskets inside, including a dunk, before a corner triple from Matt Janning made it 6-11. Heurtel answered with a three-pointer, and his foul shots put the hosts in front 12-11. The same player banked one in on a breakaway, and Alex Tyus scored inside to make it 16-13. But Randolph answered with a pair of long jumpers, including a tough turnaround buzzer-beater that made it 16-17 after 10 minutes.

Second quarter: Lokomotiv pulls away behind Delaney

Chris Singleton and Delaney opened the quarter with back-to-back triples, and after Jayson Granger knocked one down for Efes, Delaney buried another to make it 19-26. Efes answered with close range baskets from Tyus and Derrick Brown, before Furkan Korkmaz nailed a three to tie the score at 26-26 midway through the quarter. But Sergey Bykov made a fastbreak layup for Lokomotiv, and Singleton scored from close range. Andrey Zubkov continued the run with a pair of layups, each after an assist from Delaney, who then made free throws to open a 10-point lead. Heurtel snapped the 0-10 run by banking in from short range, but Bykov’s free throws made it 28-38 at halftime.

Third quarter: Visitors’ lead reaches 13 points

Granger’s coast-to-coast layup started the second half, but Claver scored on a back-door cut after Delaney’s inbound pass. Granger made a driving layup, but Janning answered with a jumper and Claver buried a triple to open a 32-45 advantage. Brown scored a put-back, but Claver replied by driving the lane for a two-handed dunk. Osman hit a triple for Efes, before Dario Saric hit from long range and close range to cut within 42-49. Delaney’s fastbreak dunk pushed the margin back to double figures, before Granger made a floater for the hosts, reducing the deficit to 44-53.

Fourth quarter: Lokomotiv closes it out in style

Tyus scored a put-back to open the fourth-quarter scoring, and after Delaney made a tough baseline jumper, Osman bettered it with a corner triple to make it 49-55. After a timeout, Claver nailed a triple, then drove for a reverse layup and a double-digit lead. Heurtel replied with a three-pointer, but a Coach Dusan Ivkovic’s technical allowed Delaney to make 3 of 3 from foul line and open a 52-63 cushion with 5:48 to go. Neither team scored for more than three minutes, before Saric split free throws and ended his streak of 32 consecutive made free throws. After a timeout, Granger missed both foul shots for Efes, before Randolph’s short turnaround jumper made it 53-66, sealing the deal with two minutes to go. Before the game’s end, Delaney and Heurtel traded baskets and Broekhoff hit a triple, extending his personal streak to 11 games with at least one three-pointer, 57-72. Randolph scored inside, and drove cost-to-coast for a layup-plus-foul, before Osman rounded out the scoring with a three-pointer.

Malcolm Delaney - Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar - EB15
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Euroleague.net
Referees: JAVOR, DAMIR (SLO), CONDE, ANTONIO (ESP), MANTYLA, PETRI (FIN)
Attendance: 4139
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Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar17211523
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Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar17385376
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
2 TYUS, ALEX 16:59 6 3/4   0/2 2 4 6   1       1 2 11
3 BAYKAN, OGULCAN 3:44                              
4 BALBAY, DOGUS 7:47   0/1       1 1 1         2   -1
5 BROWN, DERRICK 20:50 4 2/5 0/2   2 2 4     2 1   3   -1
6 OSMAN, CEDI 29:10 9 0/3 3/5   3 4 7 1   2     2 1 9
9 SARIC, DARIO 25:03 8 1/2 1/4 3/4   6 6 2 1 1   1 2 3 11
10 KORKMAZ, FURKAN 11:26 3 0/1 1/1 0/2       1   2     3 2 -2
15 GRANGER, JAYSON 18:27 9 3/6 1/4 0/2   2 2 3   2   1 2 3 4
31 HEURTEL, THOMAS 31:24 17 4/7 2/4 3/4 1 6 7 3 1 5   1 2 6 20
33 DIEBLER, JON 18:53   0/1 0/4     1 1 1   2     2 2 -5
41 KOSUT, EMIRCAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
42 DUNSTON, BRYANT 16:17 5 2/4   1/2 1   1     1   1 4 1 -2
Team           3 2 5               5
Totals 200:00 61 15/34 8/24 7/16 12 28 40 12 3 17 1 4 23 20 49
        44.1% 33.3% 43.8%
Head coach: IVKOVIC, DUSAN
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 36:01 19 3/7 2/6 7/7   5 5 6 2 4     1 8 27
1 SINGLETON, CHRIS 20:09 5 1/4 1/2   2   2     2   1 3 3  
3 RANDOLPH, ANTHONY 23:17 17 8/13 0/2 1/3 2 4 6 1 1 2 2   2 4 18
4 DRAPER, DONTAYE 22:10   0/1 0/4         2 2   1   1   -1
9 CLAVER, VICTOR 29:48 14 3/5 2/4 2/2 3 6 9 2   2 1   2 2 20
10 BYKOV, SERGEY 13:38 5 1/2   3/4   2 2 2 1       3 3 8
12 JANNING, MATT 22:02 7 1/3 1/3 2/2   1 1           2 2 4
17 BALASHOV, NIKITA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
18 VORONOV, EVGENY 9:33         2   2           2 1 1
20 ZUBKOV, ANDREY 6:46 4 2/2       1 1               5
45 BROEKHOFF, RYAN 16:36 5 1/2 1/2     5 5 1 1       4   6
Team             2 2     2          
Totals 200:00 76 20/39 7/23 15/18 9 26 35 14 7 12 4 1 20 23 88
        51.3% 30.4% 83.3%
Head coach: BARTZOKAS, GEORGIOS

Head Coaches

IVKOVIC, DUSAN
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
"This game was the Game of the Week. Lokomotiv Kuban was the better team on court and they deserved to win the game. We played very bad. This was our worst game of the season. We had a bad February. After losing three games in a row, this game was a big opportunity to come back for us. Our preparations were good, but I take responsibility. The team was very stressed and did not react. After opening the game 0-8, we tried hard and then tied the game at 26-26. After that the 12-2 run for Lokomotiv was very bad for us. All our trying was not enough to come back. Our main problem for us as technical point was reading mismatches. We had 11 turnovers in mismatches. This was our main problem. Our game control was bad. We had at the end 12 assists and 17 turnovers. Bad game for us. Kuban was the better team. I apologize to our fans."
BARTZOKAS, GEORGIOS
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"Great win for us. We have a record in Top 16 of seven wins and two losses. Congratulations for this to my players. My players did not lose concentration and were focused very well. Before the game we were aiming to stop Efes’s weapons in offense. Our priority was on Diebler, who is a very good three-point shooter. And we stopped him. We showed a very good defensive performance as a team. We succeeded in keeping Efes at 61 points on their home court. Every one of my players did an excellent defensive job. Efes is a good offensive team, so a 15-point win is very good for us. A 7-2 record is a very good success in the Top 16, but we won’t change our mentality. We will keep working hard."

Players

HEURTEL, THOMAS
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
"We played very bad. Before the game we knew how crucial this game was. We showed a bad performance on the court."
DELANEY, MALCOLM
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"We knew it was important for us if we are trying to advance to the playoffs. This is a team we were pretty confident against whole week in preparations. We didn’t play as well against them at home in the first game. So we just knew if we fix few things we can get another win. We are happy with performance we had today. Next week against Fenerbahce will be tough game. We are two of the best teams in Euroleague. The first game we had control of the game for three quarters and almost whole fourth quarters. But they just showed how strong they are. This time we just need to learn from mistakes we made at the end of that game, and hopefully we can get a win at home."