2015-16Top 16Round 14
April 08, 2016 CET: 19:00
Local time: 20:00 VOLKSWAGEN ARENA

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
72.9 Points 76.8
33.5 Rebounds 34.3
10.0 O. Rebounds 10.9
23.5 D. Rebounds 23.4
16.5 Assists 16.8
6.6 Steals 8.1
3.0 Blocks 2.4
14.6 Turnovers 13.9
51.0 % 2PT 51.4 %
35.4 % 3PT 37.0 %
66.0 % FT 76.5 %
78.2 Index 86.3

Player Stats

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10.2 / Wilbekin Points 16.0 / Delaney
4.9 / Erden Rebounds 6.2 / Claver
1.6 / Erden OR 1.9 / Singleton
3.3 / Erden DR 4.4 / Claver
3.6 / Gordon Assists 5.9 / Delaney
1.7 / Gordon Steals 1.6 / Randolph
1.0 / Slaughter Blocks 0.9 / Randolph
1.9 / Gordon Turnovers 3.0 / Delaney
65.2 % / Aldemir 2PT 65.9 % / Zubkov
47.5 % / Harangody 3PT 50.0 % / Broekhoff
81.6 % / Wilbekin FT 86.6 % / Delaney
11.6 / Erden Index 19.7 / Delaney


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0-0 Final Four 0-0
0-0 Playoffs 0-0
4-9 Top 16 9-4
4-6 Regular Season 8-2
8-15 Overall 17-6


Crew Chief

The Take

The importance of this game will be decided the day before it tips off. If Panathinaikos beats Anadolu Efes on Thursday, Lokomotiv will need to win to ensure itself home-court advantage in the playoffs. However a victory for Efes will already guarantee Lokomotiv second place in Group E and home-court advantage for the playoffs. Darussafaka has already been eliminated from playoff contention, but will look to celebrate its debut Euroleague season with a final home win. Darussafaka proved last week that it will not roll over for any opponent when it beat Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade to temporarily deny it a playoff berth. And the hosts have plenty to prove to Lokomotiv after losing by 24 when they met in February in Russia. Big man Anthony Randolph scored 18 to lead five Lokomotiv scorers in double figures last night. He is just one of several dangerous weapons for Lokomotiv, though no one is more dangerous than guard Malcolm Delaney. Lokomotiv is strong on both ends of the floor: it makes a league-best 10.7 threes per game and forces the most turnovers (15.8), while Darussafaka commits the second-most turnovers (14.5). Scottie Wilbekin has played very well over the past month and will team with Jamon Gordon in the backcourt to try and limit Delaney, while Semih Erden and Marcus Slaughter are two of the main options to guard Randolph. Lokomotiv may need the win more, but it will still have to fight hard to leave Istanbul with a victory.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Game Notes

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul

Jamon Gordon has recorded at least 1 steal in each of his last 12 Euroleague games.

Gordon enters this week’s game with 219 career steals, which is eighth all-time and 5 behind the retired Jorge Garbajosa for seventh place.

Marcus Slaughter needs 1 more steal to reach 100 for his Euroleague career.

Marcus Slaughter was a teammate of Lokomotiv guard Dontaye Draper for two seasons at Real Madrid between 2012 and 2014.

Scottie Wilbekin has made multiple three-pointers in four straight Euroleague games.

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 33:57 per game.

Delaney leads the league in fouls drawn with 152 (6.6 per game).

Delaney has made at least 1 three-pointer in five straight and 18 of his last 19 Euroleague appearances.

Ryan Broekhoff has made at least 1 three-pointer in 14 of his last 15 Euroleague games.

Broekhoff has recorded at least 1 steal in five straight Euroleague games.

Chris Singleton has made at least 1 three-pointer in six straight Euroleague games.

Dontaye Draper was a teammate of Darussafaka big man Milko Bjelica last season at Anadolu Efes Istanbul.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Quotes Head Coaches

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"We’re now at the end of our Turkish Airlines Euroleague campaign. In fact our preseason priority was to reach the Top 16, which we did in style. We kept on working and we managed to raise the level of our game. İf we had been a bit luckier we might have got a few more victories and play for our berth this week. We lost at least 4 games in the very last minute of regulation due to very small mistakes. But that doesn’t mean we didn't give our best on the court. Last week we produced one of the best efforts of the season so far. This week we’ll play with same will and ambition. Then our aim is to get a precious win against our strong rivals Lokomotiv Kuban."
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"We're getting ready for a tough game and we will approach it very seriously. Our goal is homecourt advantage even though we're already happy we reached the playoffs. This homecourt advantage might be decided the day before we play, but this will not change our attitude towards the game against Darussafaka. They are an experienced team with a lot of pride and will challenge us, no doubt. This is the test you want to pass succesfully ahead of the playoffs."


Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"We’ll play our final Top 16 game against the strong Lokomotiv Kuban side. It doesn’t mean anything for us that they are after second place. Our job is to come out to play our best. They beat us by 24 in our first game in Russia and, for sure, we want to win this return game. We consider ourselves strong enough to beat them here. I think we can get a win thanks to our defensive solidarity."
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"We have one last thing to do in this Top 16 that has been a success for us - take the homecourt advantage for the playoffs. This is what we've been getting ready to coming to Istanbul and we should execute our plan no matter what happens in other games."

Darussafaka goes out with a win over Lokomotiv

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul finished its maiden Turkish Airlines Euroleague season with a bang by defeating playoff-bound Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 87-86 on Friday night at Volkswagen Arena. After trailing for three quarters, the hosts pulled ahead early in the fourth and got key baskets from Frukan Aldemir, Scottie Wilbekin and Luke Harangody to wrap up the victory. Darussafaka improved to 5-9 and finished the Top 16 in sixth place in Group E. Lokomotiv fell to 9-5, but placed second and will face FC Barcelona Lassa in the best-of-five playoffs. Harangody made 4 of 5 three-pointers to score 15 points and grabbed 7 rebounds for the winners. Reggie Redding added 12 points and Wilbekin tallied 11 points and 6 assists. Victor Claver and Chris Singleton led Lokomotiv with 12 points each. Malcolm Delaney and Andrey Zubkov added 11 apiece and Dontaye Draper scored 10.

First quarter: Visitors jump out to early lead

The visitors started well as Ryan Broekhoff came from the weak side to block Semih Erden and Delaney backed down Wilbekin for a jumper. Redding’s jumper in the lane got Darussafaka on the scoreboard. Evgeny Voronov hit a long jumper and then stole the ball and left it for Claver and a layup. Delaney’s dish set up Claver to make it 2-8. Jamon Gordon scored inside for the hosts, but Voronov dropped in a fadeaway jumper. Broekhoff drained a triple as the Lokomotiv lead grew. The hosts held on as Erden rejected Delaney and Harangody nailed a three-pointer to make it 7-13 midway through the quarter. Redding further narrowed the gap with a layup off an inbounds play. Broekhoff sank free throws and Anthony Randolph added a jumper to push the lead to 8. After Harangody split free throws, Milko Bjelica scored in the low post and Marcus Slaughter’s steal led to a Wilbekin triple that brought the hosts within 15-17. Delaney rescued the visitors with free throws, but Emir Preldzic banked in a shot at the other end. After Matt Janning’s jumper, Randolph stole a pass at one end and finished at the other. However Manu Markoishvili’s triple kept the hosts within 20-23 after 10 minutes.

Second quarter: Darussafaka rallies to tie it, Zubkov heats up for Lokomotiv

Singleton made an instant impact with a rebound, jumper and foul, but Bjelica’s three-pointer kept things close. Janning responded with a three, but Preldzic hit a baseline jumper. Then Bjelica scored on the break to make it 27-29. After Sergey Bykov scored on a broken play, Slaughter split free throws. Ender Arslan blew past the Lokomotiv defense for a layup-plus-foul, which tied the game at 31-31. Free throws by Dontaye Draper put the visitors back in front and Andrey Zubkov’s fast break slam doubled the advantage. After Draper’s three-pointer, the hosts called timeout. Redding’s drive kept Darussafaka in the game, however Zubkov bettered him with a three from the corner to make it 33-41. Redding added free throws only for Delaney to drill a three-pointer in transition. Redding remained his team’s go-to guy with a layup-plus-foul, but Lokomotiv refused to yield; Zubkov beat the shot clock for a three and a 38-37 halftime lead.

Third quarter: Hosts keep hot on visitors’ heels

Erden opened the second half with free throws before his counterpart, Randolph, scored inside. After Preldzic split free throws, Harangody scored on the glass and Erden added 2 more free throws to bring his team within 4. Harangody extended the run to 8-0 with a triple before Claver scored his first basket since the opening minutes. After Wilbekin missed twice from the line, Broekhoff drained a three. Erden muscled his way to a put-back, but Randolph responded with a triple. Eden’s lefty hook made it 52-57 midway through the quarter. Erden found Gordon for a layup and Metin Turen sank free throws to bring the hosts back within 1. Claver responded with a triple from the corner to keep his team ahead, but Wilbekin matched him. Delaney finished a four-chance Lokomotiv attack with free throws and then Draper put the visitors up 5. Furkan Aldemir’s tip-in kept the hosts close. After 2 more free throws by Delaney, Harangody’s triple made it 64-66.

Fourth quarter: Aldemir, Arslan lift Darussafaka

Aldemir’s put-back tied it and Markoishvili’s jumper gave Darussafaka its first lead, 68-66. Zubkov responded with a three-pointer that restored Lokomotiv control. Singleton added free throws, but it was even at 71-71 after Harangody’s fourth three-pointer. Singleton got to the line for another 2 points, but a Markoishvili three-pointer made it 74-73. Aldemir passed out of a double team to Arslan for a three. Draper came to Lokomotiv’s rescue with his second three-pointer. Arslan ran the pick-and-roll with Aldemir, who sent down a two-handed jam. Singleton missed a dunk, but free throws by Voronov kept it close, 79-78, with four minutes remaining. After missed shots at both ends, Wilbekin hit a crucial three. Singleton’s put back halved the difference. Wilbekin made a jumper, but missed the free throw that came with it. Claver came up with a big three to make it 84-83, but with a minute remaining, Arslan found Aldemir for a dunk. Redding split free throws to make it a two-possession game and Singleton’s three proved to be too late.

Scottie Wilbekin - Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul - EB15
Friday, April 8, 2016
Attendance: 4278
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  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 WILBEKIN, SCOTTIE 25:23 11 1/2 3/6 0/3   1 1 6 2 2       3 14
5 REDDING, REGGIE 24:12 12 4/8 0/2 4/5   1 1 3 1 1   1 1 4 11
7 TUREN, METIN 7:31 2   0/2 2/2       1 1 1       1 2
9 ERDEN, SEMIH 15:01 8 2/4   4/4 1 1 2 1     1 1 3 2 8
11 MARKOISHVILI, MANUCHAR 12:36 8 1/1 2/2         1   2     2   5
19 ALDEMIR, FURKAN 14:44 8 4/4     3 4 7 2   1 2   3 1 16
22 GORDON, JAMON 13:17 4 2/3 0/1     1 1 1 1 1     2   2
33 ARSLAN, ENDER 24:48 6 1/2 1/5 1/1   1 1 8   1     2 1 8
42 SLAUGHTER, MARCUS 9:57 1     1/2   2 2 1 3       2 2 6
44 HARANGODY, LUKE 22:50 15 1/3 4/5 1/2 2 5 7     1   1 2 2 16
51 BJELICA, MILKO 11:43 7 2/3 1/1     1 1 1         1 2 9
55 PRELDZIC, EMIR 17:58 5 2/2 0/3 1/2   2 2 1   1     1 2 4
Team           1 1 2               2
Totals 200:00 87 20/32 11/27 14/21 7 20 27 26 8 11 3 3 19 20 103
        62.5% 40.7% 66.7%
Head coach: MAHMUTI, OKTAY
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 21:54 11 1/3 1/3 6/6 1 1 2 4   2   1 2 7 15
1 SINGLETON, CHRIS 19:59 12 2/5 1/3 5/5 3 4 7 2 1 2 1 1 2 3 16
3 RANDOLPH, ANTHONY 20:01 9 3/8 1/1     4 4   1 2   1   1 7
4 DRAPER, DONTAYE 25:21 10 1/3 2/6 2/2 1 3 4 4 1 1     1 3 14
9 CLAVER, VICTOR 19:57 12 3/6 2/4   2 2 4 2 2 1 1   2 1 14
10 BYKOV, SERGEY 14:07 2 1/1 0/1   1   1 3   2     1   2
12 JANNING, MATT 9:42 5 1/1 1/2             1     1   2
15 KOLYUSHKIN, MAXIM 2:05           1 1 1   1     2   -1
18 VORONOV, EVGENY 20:07 6 2/2   2/2   1 1 2 2       3 2 10
20 ZUBKOV, ANDREY 23:30 11 1/2 3/4   1 2 3 2   1     3 1 11
21 SHUKHOVTCOV, GRIGORY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
45 BROEKHOFF, RYAN 23:17 8   2/3 2/2   2 2     2 1   3 1 6
Team           1 2 3               3
Totals 200:00 86 15/31 13/27 17/17 10 22 32 20 7 15 3 3 20 19 99
        48.4% 48.1% 100%

Head Coaches

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
“Lokomotiv has a strong offense. Their front court players can shoot as well. Then they had a very high shooting percentage in the first half. We had a better offense in the second half. We shared the ball and we attacked the rim, which gave us the win. When we take a look at our Top 16 campaign it hurts to remember the four games lost in the last 10 or even 5 seconds. If we had won those games, we might have a shot for the playoffs. In the few recent games we raised our game. And I’m happy about that.”
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
“It was a meaningless game after yesterday’s results. We had a very tough schedule this week. [This was our] third road game after Kazan and Minsk. My players were very tired and I didn’t want to expose them. Now we’ll focus on our games against Barcelona. That’s the biggest challenge in the club’s history. I think we have a shot in this series.”


Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
“It was a meaningless game after yesterday’s results. We had a very tough schedule this week. [This was our] third road game after Kazan and Minsk. My players were very tired and I didn’t want to expose them. Now we’ll focus on our games against Barcelona. That’s the biggest challenge in the club’s history. I think we have a shot in this series.”
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"This is a big win for us in a disappointing round of Euroleague. We’re upset with the way we finished in the group, but it’s nice to go out with a win. Lately we’ve been playing a lot better with a lot more energy on both sides."
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
“It was a tough loss. We had too many turnovers and they scored form those turnovers. We are now looking ahead to the Barcelona games.”
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