2015-16Regular SeasonRound 6
November 20, 2015 CET: 20:45
Local time: 21:45 OLYMPIC SPORTS CENTER ATHENS

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
73.2 Points 76.0
31.8 Rebounds 36.0
7.8 O. Rebounds 10.6
24.0 D. Rebounds 25.4
20.6 Assists 14.2
8.8 Steals 10.0
3.2 Blocks 2.4
14.8 Turnovers 17.0
53.4 % 2PT 55.6 %
33.3 % 3PT 35.7 %
68.6 % FT 73.9 %
84.0 Index 85.8

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
13.0 / Gist Points 18.6 / Delaney
5.2 / Calathes Rebounds 5.8 / Singleton
1.5 / Kuzmic OR 2.0 / Singleton
4.2 / Calathes DR 3.8 / Claver
7.4 / Calathes Assists 4.0 / Delaney
1.8 / Jankovic Steals 1.8 / Draper
1.0 / Gist Blocks 0.8 / Singleton
2.8 / Diamantidis Turnovers 3.6 / Delaney
72.7 % / Jankovic 2PT 72.2 % / Fesenko
39.1 % / Feldeine 3PT 50.0 % / Zozulin
94.7 % / Raduljica FT 83.9 % / Delaney
15.5 / Gist Index 20.2 / Delaney

Records

Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final Four 0-0
0-0 Playoffs 0-0
0-0 Top 16 0-0
2-3 Regular Season 4-1
2-3 Overall 4-1

Referees

Crew Chief
RADOVIC, SRETEN, Croatia
Referee
GARCIA GONZALEZ, JUAN CARLOS, Spain
Umpire
SAHIN, TOLGA, Italy

The Take

The Greens will look to keep their home record unblemished when Lokomotiv, which is tied for the best record in Group C, comes to Athens. While Panathinaikos comes off a feel-good 35 point victory, Lokomotiv tries to bounce back from its first loss. When these teams last met, Chris Singleton led a late 12-0 run as Lokomotiv beat Panathinaikos on opening night. Panathinaikos’s strength starts with its guards, led by Nick Calathes, Dimitris Diamantidis and Sasha Pavlovic, who have the team tied for the third most assists (20.6 per game) and fourth most steals (8.8) in the Euroleague this season. However the Greens’ big men need to improve the team rebounding, where its third-bottom (31.8). Lokomotiv’s scoring average is nearly 3 points per game higher than that of Panathinaikos, but its offense features more individual scoring efforts, which explain why it’s ranked second-to-last in assists (14.2). The visitors have also committed the second-most turnovers (17 per game), which is something guards Malcolm Delaney, Evgeny Voronov, Dontaye Draper and Sergey Bykov will have to pay attention to. Lokomotiv may give size away inside with Victor Claver and Andrey Zubkov guarding Miroslav Raduljica and Ognjen Kuzmic, but Anthony Randolph is expected to play his first-ever Euroleague minutes, which will instantly help the guests' frontline. Singleton and Ryan Broekhoff ensure the visitors have versatile options at forward to handle James Gist and Antonis Fotsis at the ‘4’ and James Feldeine and Vlado Jankovic at the ‘3’. All signs points to another thriller in the Greek capital.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
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Game Notes

Panathinaikos Athens

Nick Calathes spent the 2012-13 season with Lokomotiv. He was named Eurocup MVP as he led the club to the 2013 Europcup title. Only two players – Sergey Bykov and Andrey Zubkov – remain from Calathes’s time with the club.

James Gist played for Lokomotiv during the 2009-10 season.

James Gist needs 5 more three-pointers to reach the century mark for his Euroleague career.

Gist has recorded at least 1 steal in seven of his last eight Euroleague appearances.

Gist has made 10 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.

Dimitris Diamantidis is tied with former teammate and four-time Euroleague champ Sarunas Jasikevicius for eighth place on the Euroleague career scoring charts with 2,343 career points. Retired CSKA great J.R. Holden is seventh with 2,388 career points.

Antonis Fotsis is 7 blocked shots away from reaching the century mark for his Euroleague career.

Fotsis has made at least 1 three-pointer in nine of his last 10 Euroleague games.

Nikos Pappas has scored in double figures and made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last five Euroleague appearances.

Vladimir Jankovic has recorded at least 1 steal in each of his last seven Euroleague games.

Miroslav Raduljica has made 11 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar

Malcolm Delaney leads the Euroleague lead in fouls drawn this season though five games with 30.

Delaney was named Turkish Airlines Euroleague MVP for October after leading Lokomotiv to a perfect start to the season.

Chris Singleton recorded season highs of 16 points and 9 rebounds in an opening night victory over Panathinaikos. He scored half the points in a 12-0 fourth-quarter run that sealed the outcome.

Victor Claver has recorded at least 1 steal in 14 of his last 15 Euroleague appearances.

Claver was a teammate of Panathinaikos guard Sasha Pavlovic during the 2012-13 NBA season in Portland.

Sergey Bykov was a teammate of Panathinaikos forward Antonis Fotsis for three seasons between 2005 and 2008 at Dynamo Moscow.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
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Quotes Head Coaches

DJORDJEVIC, ALEKSANDAR
Panathinaikos Athens
"We will play against a tough and quality team, in the beginning of the second round of the regular season. We must be ready to play hard in defense and smart in offence and also to have the “clear mind” to read all the situations during the game. We respect our opponents but also we respect ourselves and our fans who will support us. It is an important game for us in our home and we must be ready to play good and win."
BARTZOKAS, GEORGIOS
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"For us this is a second Euroleague game on the road against a big club. Just like Barcelona Panathinaikos has great history in Euroleague and very warm home crowd. Friday will be the first time that we have Anthony Randolph active on our roster and we’re happy he’s coming back after his injury. We need this win, if we have it we basically qualify to Top 16. It will not be easy, Panathinaikos is a very experienced team and every home win is crucial for them, but we will push for our possibilities."

Players

GIST, JAMES
Panathinaikos Athens
"Friday is the beginning of the second half of the first round. After the first 5 games we have only managed to win two. Now it's time for us to make a push for the Top 16 and that starts Friday against Kuban. We will be ready I'm sure."
FESENKO, KYRYLO
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"This time we’ll face Panathinaikos in Athens where they will have home support on their side and we shouldn’t expect many mistakes on their part. We’re preparing for a very hard game. When we played in Krasnodar it was the first game of the season, and they’ve found their chemistry since then. For sure they are ready for us. We have to go hard against Rudljica, and that’s my job, also we should pay special attention to Gist and the point guard duo of Diamantidis and Calathes. I believe we have what it takes to beat them in Greece."

Delaney catches fire to lift Lokomotiv over Panathinaikos

With Malcolm Delaney sizzling in the third quarter and Victor Claver making clutch baskets in the fourth, Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar pulled out a hard-fought 71-77 road win over the Panathinaikos Athens in the Greek capital on Friday night. Lokomotiv improved to 5-1 and a share of the first place of Group C, and needs only one more win to clinch a place in the Top 16. Panathinaikos suffered its first home loss and dropped to 2-4. Lokomotiv started strong out of the gate, quickly building a double-digit margin, but the Greens rallied before halftime and went in front early in the third quarter. The teams traded leads from there as Delaney caught fire, scoring 20 points in less than 5 minutes. James Feldeine kept pace for the hosts and the game was tied 61-61 in the fourth quarter but Ryan Broekhoff hit an important three-pointer and Claver scored 9 points in the final 6 minutes to lift Lokomotiv to victory. Delaney finished with 23 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Broekhoff netted 16, Claver finished with 13 plus 7 rebounds, and Dontaye Draper scored 10 in victory. Feldeine paced the hosts with 14 points, Miroslav Raduljica and James Gist had 11 apiece, while Nick Calathes scored 10 along with 5 assists and 4 steals in a losing effort.

First quarter: Lokomotiv with a strong start

Claver's free throws and a put-back from Kyrylo Fesenko got Lokomotiv started after tipoff. The visitors did not allow a single basket for 3 minutes, 30 seconds while Broekhoff nailed a triple to make it 0-7. A baseline basket from Vladimir Jankovic opened Panathinaikos's account, but Delaney fed Fesenko for a layup in traffi then kicked the pass out to Broekhoff for a triple from the right corner to make it 2-12. After a timeout, Broekhoff drove for a tough layup, but Dimitris Diamantidis dished an assist for Ognjen Kuzmic, who snapped a 2-14 Lokomotiv run with a big dunk. Gist added a put-back slam of his own before Kuzmic blasted a monster dunk off another Diamantidis assist, cutting the gap to 8-16. However, Chris Singleton scored an easy layup to re-establish the visitors' double-digit lead and Andrey Zubkov buried a shot from way downtown as Lokomotiv held a 10-21 advantage after 10 minutes.

Second quarter: Calathes helps the Greens rally

The second quarter saw a role reversal, now with Panathinaikos not allowing a single basket while Sasha Pavlovic made an easy dunk and Diamantidis an easy layup to help get the Greens within 15-21. It took Lokomotiv almost 4 minutes to score its first basket, a shot-clock-beating triple from near mid-court by Dontaye Draper. The same player hit another three-pointer on the next trip down the floor, and just like that opened a 15-27 Lokomotiv lead. After a timeout, Calathes assisted Jankovic twice, the second for a corner three-pointer that was his team's first of the night. Panathinaikos stepped up its defensive pressure, and a pair of free throws each from Feldeine and Raduljica helped reduce the deficit to 24-27. Delaney dished his fifth assist by finding Draper for another triple, his third of the quarter, which snapped Panathinaikos's 9-0 run. But Feldeine made a pair of free throws before Calathes and Broekhoff traded three-pointers in the final minute of the half, making it 29-33 at the break.

Third quarter: Delaney scores 20 points in less than 5 minutes

Calathes opened the third with a back-door reverse layup and Raduljica fought his way for a close-range basket to give Panathinaikos its first lead of the night. A three-pointer from Feldeine made it 37-33, before Singleton hit a jumper to snap the hosts' 8-0 run. Jankovic answered with an off-the-dribble jumper, but Lokomotiv stayed close with Delaney’s 2 free throws, his first points in the contest, at 39-37 with 5 minutes left in the third. Kuzmic scored inside, but Delaney bettered it with a three-pointer. Pavlovic drove for a dunk, but Delaney continued his run by driving for a layup-plus-foul to tie at 43-43. Broekhoff drove an open lane for a go-ahead dunk and Delaney followed with a four-point player on a triple-plus-free throw combo, extending Lokomotiv's edge to 44-49. Feldeine hit a triple for the hosts, and after Zubkov scored inside, Feldeine hit another three to get Panathinaikos within 50-51. However, Delaney anwered with his third triple, and after free throws from Diamantidis, he made another from the arc. The same player added 2 more free throws to push his personal tally to 20 points in the third quarter. Calathes finished the quarter by going coast-to-coast for a floater that made the score 54-59 after 30 minutes.

Fourth quarter: Claver lifts Lokomotiv to victory

Free throws from Raduljica and a triple from Calathes forged a 59-59 to start the final quarter. Delaney drove for a layup, but Gist elevated for a reverse on the other end. A corner triple from Broekhoff and a pair of foul shots from Singleton gave Lokomotiv some breathing room at 61-67 with 6 minutes to go. Gist answered with a three-pointer, but Claver tipped in Singleton’s reverse layup attempt, then followed it with a three-pointer at 64-72. After foul shots from Gist, Claver made a steal and scored on a breakaway. Gist responded from close range, reducing the gap to 68-74 with 2 minutes left, but all the hosts managed in the next 90 seconds was a single free throw from Raduljica. With 30 seconds left, Claver grabbed a key offensive rebound, drew a foul and hit 2 free throws, making it 69-76 and sealing the deal.

Malcolm Delaney - Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar - EB15
Friday, November 20, 2015
Euroleague.net
Referees: RADOVIC, SRETEN (CRO), GARCIA GONZALEZ, JUAN CARLOS (ESP), SAHIN, TOLGA (ITA)
Attendance: 7985
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Panathinaikos Athens10192517
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar21122618
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Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar21335977
Panathinaikos Athens
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 PAVLOVIC, SASHA 13:48 5 2/2 0/1 1/2   1 1 2         3 2 5
5 CHARALAMPOPOULOS, VASILIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 JANKOVIC, VLADIMIR 20:03 9 3/3 1/2     2 2 1   1     2 2 10
9 FOTSIS, ANTONIS 11:16                   1 1   1   -1
10 RADULJICA, MIROSLAV 20:44 11 2/7   7/8 2 3 5 2   1   1 2 6 14
12 FELDEINE, JAMES 31:05 14 0/3 3/7 5/5   4 4 2 2 2       3 16
13 DIAMANTIDIS, DIMITRIS 28:10 4 1/2 0/3 2/2       6 1 3 2   4 2 4
14 GIST, JAMES 28:19 11 3/5 1/3 2/4 2 1 3 2 1 1     4 3 9
15 CALATHES, NICK 28:30 10 2/4 2/6     3 3 5 4 2     4 4 14
19 PAPAGIANNIS, GEORGIOS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 LOUNTZIS, MICHALIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 KUZMIC, OGNJEN 18:05 7 3/5   1/2 3 3 6   1 1     3 1 8
Team           1 1 2               2
Totals 200:00 71 16/31 7/22 18/23 8 18 26 20 9 12 3 1 23 23 81
        51.6% 31.8% 78.3%
Head coach: DJORDJEVIC, ALEKSANDAR
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 37:14 23 2/4 4/8 7/9   5 5 5   4     4 9 26
1 SINGLETON, CHRIS 22:49 6 2/4 0/1 2/4   3 3   1 1     4 2 2
3 RANDOLPH, ANTHONY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
4 DRAPER, DONTAYE 27:14 10 0/1 3/5 1/2 1   1 1   3   1 3 1 2
9 CLAVER, VICTOR 20:53 13 2/4 1/2 6/6 2 5 7 1 1     1 4 4 18
10 BYKOV, SERGEY 4:06   0/1               2   1     -4
15 KOLYUSHKIN, MAXIM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
18 VORONOV, EVGENY 19:33     0/2   1 1 2   1 1     2   -2
20 ZUBKOV, ANDREY 19:07 5 1/2 1/2     4 4     1     1 1 6
44 FESENKO, KYRYLO 17:11 4 2/5   0/1 4 2 6 3 1 4     3 3 6
45 BROEKHOFF, RYAN 31:53 16 2/2 4/7     1 1 3 1 1 1   3 2 17
Team           2 1 3     1         2
Totals 200:00 77 11/23 13/27 16/22 10 22 32 13 5 18 1 3 24 22 73
        47.8% 48.1% 72.7%
Head coach: BARTZOKAS, GEORGIOS

Head Coaches

DJORDJEVIC, ALEKSANDAR
Panathinaikos Athens
"Congratulations to Lokomotiv Kuban, because the proved from the very first moment that they wanted this victory. For us, it is a tough loss and a tough night we have to manage. We lacked our defensive spirit and made stupid turnovers, especially in the first period. In such a game, every ball possession is important. Now we have to stay together and get prepared for the next game which is very crucial. Lokomotiv Kuban has very good ball-handlers, while Delaney has lots of talent and there is no doubt that he is one of the greatest players in the Euroleague. We tried to stop him and it worked out in the first half. Then he came up big and scored big three-pointers against our defensive rotations. Unfortunately, Nick Calathes was in foul trouble and was unable to defend him."
BARTZOKAS, GEORGIOS
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
“It is a very important win which almost secured to us a spot in the Top 16. We played a solid game for 40 minutes and we deserved to win. The team remained loyal to our plan, including Delaney although he didn’t score in the first half. Malcolm is a very talented player who always puts the team over himself. Tonight he had an amazing game, not only for us, but for the spectators as well, since they saw a player nail 20 points in only one period. From the general point of view, I think that the key points for us to win here were the patience we had in both ends of the court, the good ball movement and the defensive performance. On the opposite side, we made many mistakes, especially in the third quarter. Our team is growing day by day and so far has won three games on the road, which is a great achievement. We must stay humble and avoid the exaggerating our feelings.”

Players

PAVLOVIC, SASHA
Panathinaikos Athens
"It is a tough defeat to a very good team. To lose is always painful, especially if it happens at home. However, we have to learn from our mistakes and try to beat Karsiyaka next week."
FOTSIS, ANTONIS
Panathinaikos Athens
"It was a crucial game for us, but unfortunately we lost it. Lokomotiv Kuban is a very good team and they took advantage of all our mistakes, either on defense or offense. They made some big shots and we didn't manage to stop Delaney in the third quarter. We have to improve our game, especially on defense, and I am looking forward in playing much beter next week in Izmir. It is the right time to play well and win a road game "
DELANEY, MALCOLM
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"I was very disappointed after we lost to Barcelona, especially because I missed some free throw there, but we came back tonight and had a big win. In the first half I didn't score, but my teammates played great. Then it was my turn to find the path to the basket. My shooting was really terrible in the first half and I was waiting to find an opportunity to bounce back. Fortunately, it happened in the second half with two free throws and I found my rhythm and did my job."
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