2015-16Top 16Round 12
March 24, 2016 CET: 18:00
Local time: 20:00 BASKET HALL

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
76.2 Points 77.1
35.1 Rebounds 34.1
11.1 O. Rebounds 10.6
24.0 D. Rebounds 23.5
16.3 Assists 17.0
7.8 Steals 6.6
2.5 Blocks 3.0
14.4 Turnovers 14.6
51.2 % 2PT 52.4 %
36.4 % 3PT 36.2 %
76.1 % FT 73.6 %
85.4 Index 80.0

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
16.3 / Delaney Points 14.5 / Miller
6.4 / Claver Rebounds 6.5 / Zirbes
2.0 / Singleton OR 2.6 / Zirbes
4.6 / Claver DR 4.9 / Miller
5.6 / Delaney Assists 6.4 / Jovic
1.4 / Randolph Steals 1.4 / Jovic
0.9 / Randolph Blocks 1.5 / Miller
3.1 / Delaney Turnovers 2.2 / Zirbes
66.7 % / Zubkov 2PT 68.0 % / Dangubic
46.5 % / Broekhoff 3PT 50.0 % / Dangubic
87.1 % / Delaney FT 100.0 % / Dangubic
19.3 / Delaney Index 15.4 / Zirbes

Records

Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final Four 0-0
0-0 Playoffs 0-0
7-4 Top 16 7-4
8-2 Regular Season 5-5
15-6 Overall 12-9

Referees

Crew Chief
GARCIA GONZALEZ, JUAN CARLOS, Spain
Referee
PATERNICO, CARMELO, Italy
Umpire
HALLIKO, AARE, Estonia

The Take

The winner of this game will make history by advancing to the Euroleague playoffs for the first time, but all will not be lost for the losing side either, which would still clinch a playoff berth a day later if Unicaja Malaga were to beat Anadolu Efes Istanbul. While both teams are eager for the go-ahead victory, they will also keep an eye on the point-difference for potential tiebreakers; Zvezda beat Lokomotiv by 14 in January in the Serbian capital behind 24 points from Quincy Miller. That game was one of three times this season a team has score at least 80 against Lokomotiv, which boasts the league’s best defense with just 69.1 points allowed per game. Lokomotiv is 0-3 in those games. The hosts look to snap a two-game slide, while Zvezda comes off back-to-back wins. Both teams have several versatile players who can play multiple positions, but where they are very different is in the paint, where Zvezda relies on a pair of bruisers in Maike Zirbes and Vladimir Stimac at center alongside Quincy Miller, while Lokomotiv has the lanky Anthony Randolph, stretch-four Victor Claver and Chris Singleton. The hosts star this season has been guard Malcolm Delaney, who will be challenged by Zvezda’s ace defender Tarence Kinsey in another key matchup. Lokomotiv small forward Ryan Broekhoff and Zvezda point guard Setfan Jovic are potential X-factors in this promising clash.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Euroleague.net

Game Notes

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar

Lokomotiv is the only Euroleague team to have three players – Ryan Broekhoff, Victor Claver and Malcolm Delaney – start every game so far this season.

Malcolm Delaney leads the league in minutes played with an average of 33:58 per game.

Delaney leads the league in fouls drawn with 139 (6.6 per game).

Delaney has made at least 1 three-pointer in 16 of his last 17 Euroleague appearances.

Ryan Broekhoff has made at least 1 three-pointer in 12 of his last 13 Euroleague games.

Broekhoff has made 11 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.

Anthony Randolph has blocked at least 1 shot in four straight and nine of his last 10 Euroleague games.

Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade

Nineteen different players have played for Crvena Zvezda already this season and 14 different players have started games: no player has started every game.

Tarence Kinsey has made 17 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.

Nemanja Dangubic has made 14 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.

Marko Simonovic has made at least 1 three-pointer in all 10 of the team’s road games this season; he is shooting 27 of 53 from downtown (50.9%) on the road compared to 11 of 34 (32.3%) at home.

Stefan Jovic has recorded at least 1 steal in four straight and seven of his last eight Euroleague games; he enters Round 12 eighth in the league with 1.4 steals per game.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Euroleague.net

Quotes Head Coaches

BARTZOKAS, GEORGIOS
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"We prepare for this game the same way we did during this season. It’s a great challenge for us. We’re close to finishing the Top 16 with a chance to qualify for the playoffs. Thursday is a very important game against a very good team that beat us in the first game. We didn’t play well in Belgrade and this time we have to play very well if we want to beat them. They’re a tough and ambitious team and also we have some issues with injured players, we will see how many of them will play. But anyways we need to show consistency and stability during the game and we have to control our emotions. I would like to invite our fans to our arena, we really need their support in this very-very important game for us!"
RADONJIC, DEJAN
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
"Of course that we are satisfied because we managed to fulfill that big task from the beginning of the season. We must use that satisfaction in these very difficult circumstances, a large number of games and difficult trip and now minimum time for preparation of the game against Lokomotiv. They are a team who played great during this season, they are very close to making the playoffs, also they have great individuals who make a great team. It's not simple, at this moment we don't know when we will arrive in the hotel in Krasnodar during the night, also we don't know whether will we have a chance to make at least one practice in the Basket Hall. Even if everything would be in perfect condition, again we would have a very difficult task in Russia."

Players

DELANEY, MALCOLM
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"We don't care about the point deficit, we just want to win the game, points don't really matter. We need to get back on track with a couple wins, and Crvena Zvezda is a tough opponent of course. Back in Belgrade they started out tough, we didn't match their energy. This time we have to come out aggressive, play to our strenghts and not let them affect anything we do."
ZIRBES, MAIK
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
"We had a very difficult game in Zagreb, yes, we are all tired, but everybody in the team are aware about our situation and in which situation we could be if we could make a good result and win this game. We are focused, this is important and there is no time for tiredness."

Lokomotiv dances into playoffs with rout of Crvena Zvezda

There was plenty to celebrate at the Basket Hall on Thursday after Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar routed Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade 86-62 to advance to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs for the first time in club history. In addition to the victory, which boosted Lokomotiv’s record to 8-4, it also avenged a 14-point loss to Zvezda in Belgrade in January and gave it the potential head-to-head tiebreak advantage in the race for second place in Group E and home-court advantage in the playoffs. Zvezda fell to 7-5, but could still reach the playoffs this week if Unicaja Malaga defeats Anadolu Efes Istanbul on Friday. With the score tied at 28-28 in the second quarter, four different Lokomotiv players nailed three-pointers in a 14-3 run and the visitors never recovered. The lead stood at 10 at halftime and reached 18 in the third quarter. Zvezda had a chance to fight for the tiebreaker in the fourth quarter, but Chris Singleton put the finishing touches on for Lokomotiv as it cruised to victory. Anthony Randolph and Singleton scored 17 points apiece for the winners, while Malcolm Delaney compiled 12 points and 9 assists and Ryan Broekhoff netted 11 points in victory. Marko Guduric paced Zvezda with 13 points and Tarence Kinsey added 10. The visitors were doomed by their 22 turnovers.

First quarter: Randolph’s 9 points help hosts turn around slow start

Nemanja Dangubic drove inside for Zvezda to open the scoring before Randolph got Lokomotiv on the scoreboard with a perimeter shot. Zvezda locked down the paint on defense and got baskets by Kinsey and Stefan Jovic to grab a 2-6 lead. Randolph finished one fast break with a layup and another with a slam to even the score. Victor Claver’s step-back jumper gave the hosts their first lead, 8-6. Quincy Miller hit a second-chance jumper, but Claver scored again and Matt Janning drove into the paint to make it 12-8. Vasilije Micic and Janning trade free throws. Micic buried a three-pointer to make it a 1-point game, but Randolph answered with a triple from the top of the key. Maik Zirbes was pulled after kicking the ball and receiving a technical foul, but his replacement, Vladimir Stimac, scored on his first touch. Free throws by Broekhoff gave Lokomotiv a 19-15 lead after 10 minutes.

Second quarter: Four Lokomotiv players hit threes in 14-3 run

Stimac muscled his way to another score inside and Guduric buried a triple that put the visitors back on top, 19-20. Delaney got his first points from the line for Lokomotiv only to see Guduric step up with a floater. Singleton’s triple put the hosts ahead 24-22. Andrey Zubkov’s put-back doubles the lead, but the red-hot Guduric countered with a tough basket-plus-foul. Claver shined with a fantastic steal and slam, but Marko Simonovic’s three-point play evened things at 28-28. Singleton knocked down a jumper in the lane, but neither team found a way to score for the next two minutes until Randolph returned and connected from downtown. After a timeout, Guduric sank free throws, but Draper drilled a three that put Lokomotiv up 6. Miller stopped Lokomotiv on the break by rejecting Singleton’s shot out of bounds, but Delaney took advantage with a triple for a 39-30 advantage. And after Stimac split free throws, Singleton’s triple gave the hosts a double-digit lead. Zvezda used a timeout, after which Kinsey made free throws, but Delaney bettered him with a layup-plus-foul. Zirbes scored his first points for Zvezda from the line to make it 45-35 at the break.

Third quarter: Difference grows to 18

A fantastic block by Miller on Claver was not enough to spark the visitors. Randolph nailed free throws and Janning made a three to establish a 15-point lead. More than two minutes passed before Kinsey scored Zvezda’s first 2 points of the half with free throws. Miller scored, but Claver matched him with free throws. Janning managed to block Micic’s shot as Lokomotiv remained in charge. Delaney added free throws and Randolph rejected Micic. Janning beat the 24-second clock to make it 56-39 midway through the quarter. Miller threw down a baseline slam, but Lokomotiv answered with as Broekhoff triple as the lead swelled to 18. Guduric placed a great pass to Zirbes inside for a three-point play. Guduric and Randolph traded triples and Broekhoff netted free throws to keep Lokomotiv cruising. Zirbes put back a Guduric miss and Singleton split free throws to end the quarter at 66-49.

Fourth quarter: Singleton provides highlights

With the identity of the victor seemingly clear, the margin and potential tiebreak advantage became the new target. Branko Lazic chipped into the difference with free throws, but Evgeny Voronov’s layup followed by a steal and layup put Lokomotiv in total control at 71-51. Stimac scored inside, but Singleton countered with a jumper. Stimac sank free throws, however Voronov had heated up and drove for another layup before fouling out with five and a half minutes remaining. Kinsey kept Zvezda within striking distance with more free throws, but the margin was back to 20 after a Singleton jumper with four minutes remaining. Kinsey took a rebound coast-to-coast for a jumper after which Singleton’s missed dunk bounced to the other end of the court. But Singleton came back with a steal and two-handed slam and Delaney added a floater to ice the game and the tiebreaker.

Anthony Randolph 3- Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar - EB15
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Euroleague.net
Referees: GARCIA GONZALEZ, JUAN CARLOS (ESP), PATERNICO, CARMELO (ITA), HALLIKO, AARE (EST)
Attendance: 6442
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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 32:18 12 2/4 1/4 5/6   4 4 9 2 2     3 9 25
1 SINGLETON, CHRIS 22:42 17 5/8 2/5 1/2 1 2 3 1 2     1 2 1 14
3 RANDOLPH, ANTHONY 25:09 17 3/9 3/4 2/2   3 3   4 2 1   3 3 16
4 DRAPER, DONTAYE 12:52 3 0/1 1/2   1   1     1     1 1 1
9 CLAVER, VICTOR 29:12 8 3/5 0/3 2/2 2 1 3   2     1 2 1 6
12 JANNING, MATT 32:48 9 2/3 1/5 2/2   3 3 4     1   3 2 11
15 KOLYUSHKIN, MAXIM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
17 BALASHOV, NIKITA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
18 VORONOV, EVGENY 9:52 7 3/4   1/1         1 1   1 5 1 1
20 ZUBKOV, ANDREY 2:57 2 1/1     1   1           3    
21 SHUKHOVTCOV, GRIGORY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
45 BROEKHOFF, RYAN 32:10 11   2/2 5/6   3 3 4 2 2     1 3 19
Team           1 5 6               6
Totals 200:00 86 19/35 10/25 18/21 6 21 27 18 13 8 2 3 23 21 99
        54.3% 40% 85.7%
Head coach: BARTZOKAS, GEORGIOS
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
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 KINSEY, TARENCE 23:29 10 2/7 0/3 6/6   2 2 1 1 2     1 5 8
4 REBIC, NIKOLA 8:22     0/1     1 1           1 1  
6 DANGUBIC, NEMANJA 14:30 2 1/1 0/1   1 4 5     3     4   -1
10 LAZIC, BRANKO 18:28 2 0/2 0/1 2/2           1     1 2 -1
13 MICIC, VASILIJE 18:57 5 0/3 1/2 2/2 2 2 4 2   3   2 4 4 2
15 TEJIC, MARKO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
19 SIMONOVIC, MARKO 19:59 6 1/1 1/2 1/1   1 1           2 2 6
23 GUDURIC, MARKO 18:42 13 2/3 2/5 3/3   1 1 4 1 3     3 2 11
24 JOVIC, STEFAN 13:21 2 1/2           1 2 3     3   -2
30 MILLER, QUINCY 24:12 6 3/5 0/3     4 4 1   2 3       7
33 ZIRBES, MAIK 22:43 7 2/3   3/3 3 5 8 1   2     3 4 14
51 STIMAC, VLADIMIR 17:17 9 3/4   3/4 1 4 5 2           3 17
Team             4 4     3         1
Totals 200:00 62 15/31 4/18 20/21 7 28 35 12 4 22 3 2 22 23 62
        48.4% 22.2% 95.2%
Head coach: RADONJIC, DEJAN

Head Coaches

BARTZOKAS, GEORGIOS
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"To get to the best eight teams in Europe, it’s a big accomplishment. I want to thanks the fans and our team. We deserve it a lot. We were very focused defensively. We stayed with the plan and we took what we deserved. "
RADONJIC, DEJAN
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
"I congratulate Lokomotiv on the victory. They played much better tonight. We played a game without enough energy and lacked concentration. We started good defensively, but we had too many turnovers in that part of the game. It brought to the situation that Lokomotiv catches up, and then pulls away. Lokomotiv controlled the game until the end, and I want to congratulate them on qualifying for the playoffs. We played fine defensively from the start, but we played bad on offense and did not use that period to our advantage. When you play against good opponents like Lokomotiv, you need to be competitive at all moments. They took matters into their own hands, and were a much better opponent than us. "

Players

DELANEY, MALCOLM
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
I think today we proved that we can bounce back from adversity. We didn’t have a good last two weeks, but we just wanted to come out and I think was probably our best team defensive game all season. Everybody helped each other. We played hard for 40 minutes and I think that’s why we got the big lead that we got. Personally I didn’t play well against Panathinaikos and I felt like I had to respond and play better defensively and try to get teammates better shots today. We played better defense today and our offense is always one of the best in Europe.
STIMAC, VLADIMIR
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
"Congratulations to Lokomotiv on a great game. They played better than us and deserved this win. We didn’t do some things that we and coach spoke about. It was really hard to play against them; they’re a great team. But also we had this travelling for three games and it was hard for us to come to Russia to play a team like Lokomotiv. "
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