Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
Georgios Bartzokas coached Barcelona forward Stratos Perperoglou for two seasons at Olympiacos Piraeus from 2012 through 2014. Together they won the 2013 Euroleague, and2013 Intercontinental Cup.
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 33:27 per game.
Delaney leads the league in fouls drawn with 159 (6.6 per game).
Delaney has made at least 1 three-pointer in six straight and 19 of his last 20 Euroleague appearances.
Delaney averaged 18.5 points on 5-of-11 three-point shooting plus 6.5 assists and 1.5 steals in a pair of regular season games against Barcelona.
Ryan Broekhoff has made at least 1 three-pointer in 15 of his last 16 Euroleague games; he finished the Top 16 having made 8 of 9 shots from downtown over his final three games.
Chris Singleton has made at least 1 three-pointer in seven straight Euroleague games.
Singleton has recorded at least 1 steal in five straight Euroleague games.
Victor Claver has been a regular with the Spanish national team since 2009 during which time he’s played alongside Barcelona players Juan Carlos Navarro (five major tournaments including gold medals at EuroBasket 2009 and 2011 and silver medal at 2012 Olympic Games), Pau Ribas (gold medal at EuroBasket 2015) and Alex Abrines (2014 World Cup).
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Barcelona has committed the fewest turnovers (11.6 per game) in the Euroleague this season.
Juan Carlos Navarro needs 1 more three-point attempt to become first player with 1,500 attempts in a Euroleague career. Navarro has made 570 of them, which is also an all-time best, and has 38.0% accuracy for his 15-year career.
Navarro enters the playoffs with 298 career Euroleague games played and appears set to become the first player to make 300 career appearances in Game 2 of this series.
Navarro scored a season-high 22 points against Lokomotiv in the regular season finale. He shot 5 of 8 from downtown in that game.
Navarro has made 9 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.
Alex Abrines has made 21 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.
Ante Tomic has made 12 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.
Tomic averaged 16.5 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 1.5 steals for an average index rating of 23 in a pair of regular season games against Lokomotiv.
Tomic enters the playoffs 10 offensive rebounds behind former Barcelona big man David Andersen (301) for 10th place on the Euroleague’s career charts. Tomic enters the playoffs in 13th place with 291 offensive rebounds and must first pass Aleskey Savrasenko (294) and Robertas Javtokas (295).
Stratos Perperoglou was a teammate of Lokomotiv guards Dontaye Draper and Matt Janning last season at Anadolu Efes Istanbul.