2016-17Top 16Round 1
January 04, 2017 CET: 21:00
Local time: 20:00 GRAN CANARIA ARENA
Ryan Broekhoff - Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar - EC16 (photo Gran Canaria)

Lokomotiv dominates Gran Canaria, opens Top 16 with big road win

Former EuroCup champion Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar made a statement on Wednesday night with a resounding 71-86 road win at Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas. The visitors took the lead for good after only a couple of minutes in the first quarter and behind long-range precision from Ryan Brokehoff and Matt Janning built a double-digit margin they held for the majority of the contest. Gran Canaria managed to get within 6 points in the fourth quarter, but that’s all they were able to muster against the visiting defense that held Gran Canaria, the competition’s top offense, to just 28% three-point shooting and only 16 assists to 12 turnovers. The visitors also outrebounded the hosts 32-19. Janning was 4 of 5 from three-point range and finished with 19 points, while Broekhoff hit 5 of 8 from downtown for 17 points. Kevin Jones and Ian Vougioukas scored 12 apiece, while Vladimir Ivlev battled to pull down 10 rebounds in victory. Kyle Kuric finished with 13 points for the hosts, while Sasu Salin, Bo McCalebb and Richard Hendrix each scored 11 points in defeat.

Janning hit one and Broekhoff a pair of three-pointers in the first five minutes of the game, giving Lokomotiv an early 9-15 lead. Salin hit three times from long range for the hosts, including back-to-back shots, but the visitors remained in front. Lokomotiv led 19-25 after 10 minutes and consecutive threes from Broekhoff and Janning opened a 22-31 advantage before a basket from Jones inside and a shot from Mardy Collins from the outside gave the visitors a 26-40 cushion. Gran Canaria was held to a single basket over a span of five minutes. Broekhoff hit his fourth three on as many attempts, but McCalebb ended the hosts’ drought with a three-point play in the waning seconds of the second quarter, making it 36-47 at halftime. Eulis Baez and Anzejs Pasecniks opened their scoring tallies for the hosts, but Evgeny Babruin and Broekhoff hit from downtown to make it 41-57. Pablo Aguilar scored 5 points to help Gran Canaria briefly cut the deficit to single digits, but Janning’s triple at the end of the third made it 54-67. The hosts scored 7 straight points to get within 63-69 early in the fourth, but Vougioukas and another triple from Janning helped set a 65-78 margin and the hosts never threatened again.

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Referees: FOUFIS, IOANNIS (GRE), PETEK, SASO (SLO), KOWALSKI, MARCIN (POL)
Attendance: 4432
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Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 HOLLINS, RYAN 2:30 2 1/1             1         1 4
2 HENDRIX, RICHARD 17:58 11 4/4   3/4 1 2 3 2 3 2 1   2 3 18
4 OLIVER, ALBERT 15:38 5 1/2 1/2         1   2     3 1  
7 MCCALEBB, BO 24:22 11 4/5 0/3 3/5       5 2 1   1 2 3 11
9 SALIN, SASU 20:19 11 0/2 3/4 2/2   1 1 1 2 1     1 2 12
13 BAEZ, EULIS 21:17 2 1/1 0/2     1 1 2         2 4 5
14 PASECNIKS, ANZEJS 19:32 5 2/2 0/1 1/2 2 1 3 1         1 3 9
15 O'NEALE, ROYCE 18:37   0/3 0/2   1 2 3 3 2 3     2   -2
21 PAULI, ORIOL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
22 RABASEDA, XAVI 17:43 4 2/2 0/2 0/2         2       3 1  
24 KURIC, KYLE 23:21 13 1/5 3/6 2/2 1 2 3   2 1   1 1 4 12
34 AGUILAR, PABLO 18:43 7 3/4 0/3 1/2 1 4 5 1 1 2     1 1 7
Team                                
Totals 200:00 71 19/31 7/25 12/19 6 13 19 16 15 12 1 2 18 23 76
        61.3% 28% 63.2%
Head coach: CASIMIRO, LUIS
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
1 COLLINS, MARDY 20:18 9 1/2 1/3 4/4   2 2 5 1 3     3 6 14
4 BABURIN, EVGENY 23:24 5 1/2 1/4     2 2 2 2 2     2   3
5 JONES, KEVIN 28:22 12 6/8       6 6 1   1     3   13
10 IVLEV, VLADIMIR 16:57 5 2/3   1/2 2 8 10   2     1 2 1 13
11 LEVSHIN, DENIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 JANNING, MATT 35:17 19 2/6 4/5 3/3   3 3 4 1 9     2 4 15
13 KHVOSTOV, DMITRY 5:31               2   1     4   -3
14 VOUGIOUKAS, IAN 22:07 12 5/6   2/2   1 1 3   1     3 3 14
20 ZUBKOV, ANDREY 17:26 7 1/1 1/2 2/2 1 3 4 1   2     1 3 11
21 SHUKHOVTCOV, GRIGORY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
31 ZAKHAROV, DENIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
45 BROEKHOFF, RYAN 30:38 17 1/2 5/8   3 1 4 2 1   2   3   19
Team           2   2     1         1
Totals 200:00 86 19/30 12/22 12/13 8 26 34 20 7 20 2 1 23 17 100
        63.3% 54.5% 92.3%
Head coach: OBRADOVIC, SASA

Head Coaches

CASIMIRO, LUIS
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas

"We played with a big effort tonight. We stole 15 balls, but Lokomotiv Kuban punished our effort with some threes in the first half. They scored with high percentages and played a great game. In the second half we improved our defense. But every time we were close in the score, they score an important basket. The difference in the shooting percentage was one of the keys for their win."

Players

HENDRIX, RICHARD
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas
"It was not the result we wanted. I think that we knew Lokomotiv Kuban was a good team. They had a tough start in the first round. They have now a new coach and new identity. They played well, but it's important for us to bounce back next week. Our defense could have been a little better, but they made a lot of shots, particularly at the end of the possession when we played good defense for 22 seconds. We have to give them credit and go to the practice court and work."