2016-17Top 16Round 5
January 31, 2017 CET: 18:00
Local time: 20:00 BASKET HALL
Dmitry Khvostov - Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar - EC16 (photo Lokomotiv)

Gran Canaria edges Lokomotiv for third straight win

Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas outlasted Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 66-68 on a pair of Bo McCAlebb free throws with 7.7 seconds left. The win was Gran Canaria’s third in a row to improve to 3-2 and into second place in Group E of the Top 16. Gran Canaria will advance to the quarterfinals if Montakit Fuenlabrada wins its game later Tuesday. Despite the loss, which was Lokomotiv’s first in the Top 16 and took its record to 4-1, the club cinched first place in the group and home-court advantage in the quarterfinals. The visitors turned a 12-point second-quarter deficit into a 10-point fourth-quarter lead, but Mardy Collins scored 8 in a 10-0 run to tie the game at 66-66 with a minute remaining and set up a tense finish. McCalebb and Kyle Kuric scored 13 points apiece and Anzejs Pasecniks added 12 points for the winners. Collins posted 12 points and 9 rebounds, Matt Janning made 4-of-5 three-pointers for 12 points and Ryan Broekhoff added 10 points in defeat. Lokomotiv made 8 of 10 three-pointers (80%) in the first half, but was 3 of 12 (25%) from downtown the rest of the way.

The team was close from the start and neither team led by more than a basket until Evgeny Baburin’s three-pointer gave Lokomotiv a 22-18 edge. The teams kept trading shots, but another Baburin three and the third from Janning ended the first quarter at 28-22. Kevin Jones stretched the margin to 8 at the start of the second quarter and Andrey Zubkov’s put-back made it 36-27 midway through the second quarter. Janning added another three and Ian Vougioukas scored inside to extend the margin to 12. Albert Oliver hit a three that sparked a 0-7 push and Darko Planinic split free throws to close the gap to 43-37 at halftime. Eulis Baez hit a three in a 0-9 run early in the third quarter as Gran Canaria took the lead, 44-46. Vougioukas tied it, but Gran Canaria rolled to a 7-pointlead after Xavi Rabaseda drilled a three and Pablo Aguilar twice split free throws. Zubkov also split free throws at the other end to make it 50-56 through three quarters. Lokomotiv closed the gap to 4 three times before back-to-back threes by Royce O’Neale and McCalebb gave the visitors a double-digit advantage, 56-66. Collins took charge with a pair of threes among his 8 points in a 10-0 run to tie the game at 66-66 with over a minute to go. After missed shots at both ends, McCalebb put Gran Canaria ahead with 2 free throws with 7.7 seconds remaining and on the final play, Gran Canaria played excellent defense to deny Lokomotiv players a clear look at the basket.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
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Referees: PUKL,SASA (SLO), MANTYLA, PETRI (FIN), BALAK, AMIT (ISR)
Attendance: 5241
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Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar2815716
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas22151912
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Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas22375668
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 23:21 12 3/6 2/5   1 8 9   1 6     3 2 9
4 BABURIN, EVGENY 19:53 6   2/3     2 2   1       4   4
5 JONES, KEVIN 27:27 8 4/8     2 2 4 3   2   2 3 1 5
10 IVLEV, VLADIMIR 6:39   0/1     1   1                
12 JANNING, MATT 24:39 12 0/1 4/5     1 1 3 3 2     1 3 17
13 KHVOSTOV, DMITRY 13:01 2 1/2 0/1         1             1
14 VOUGIOUKAS, IAN 25:09 5 2/8   1/2 3 6 9 3   1   1 1 3 10
20 ZUBKOV, ANDREY 21:10 9 2/4 1/1 2/4   3 3   1       1 4 12
21 SHUKHOVTCOV, GRIGORY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
22 ROCHESTIE, TAYLOR 17:22 2 0/5 0/2 2/2 1   1 4         1 2 1
31 ZAKHAROV, DENIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
45 BROEKHOFF, RYAN 21:19 10 1/3 2/5 2/2 2 1 3 2   1     4 1 6
Team           3 1 4               4
Totals 200:00 66 13/38 11/22 7/10 13 24 37 16 6 12 0 3 18 16 69
        34.2% 50% 70%
Head coach: OBRADOVIC, SASA
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
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
2 HENDRIX, RICHARD 22:47 9 4/6   1/2   5 5 1     1   1 2 14
4 OLIVER, ALBERT 17:32 5 1/4 1/2         3 1 1     1   3
6 PLANINIC, DARKO 2:12 3 1/2   1/2 1   1             1 3
7 MCCALEBB, BO 22:28 13 2/8 2/3 3/4 2 1 3 5 3 1     1 4 18
9 SALIN, SASU 18:20     0/4         1 1       1 1 -2
13 BAEZ, EULIS 23:57 5 1/3 1/3   2 4 6 2   3 1   4 3 6
14 PASECNIKS, ANZEJS 15:01 12 6/6     2 2 4       1   2 1 16
15 O'NEALE, ROYCE 18:49 3 0/2 1/1     4 4   1 3     2 1 2
21 PAULI, ORIOL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
22 RABASEDA, XAVI 14:18 3   1/1     1 1 2 1 1     2   4
24 KURIC, KYLE 28:33 13 2/4 3/7   2 3 5 1 1       2 3 15
34 AGUILAR, PABLO 16:03 2 0/2 0/1 2/4 1 2 3 1 2         2 5
Team           2 3 5     1         4
Totals 200:00 68 17/37 9/22 7/12 12 25 37 16 10 10 3 0 16 18 88
        45.9% 40.9% 58.3%
Head coach: CASIMIRO, LUIS

Head Coaches

OBRADOVIC, SASA
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"Congrats to Gran Canaria, they deserved the win. This is the crucial word, we didn’t deserve it today. We weren’t aggressive, and they were. I knew there were gonna be such games, you can’t just win all the games in a group with three strong teams. We were not ready mentally today."
CASIMIRO, LUIS
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas
"We played good in defense, especially in the second half. We created situations for ourselves in offense and McCalebb was penetrating well. Lokomotiv scored easily in the beginning and passed the ball, but in the second half we controlled the rebounds and got the win today."

Players

KURIC, KYLE
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas
"The key to the game was that we played tough as a team, especially on defense. We didn't allow them easy baskets like the last time. We played aggressive in offense and we played more physical than the first game. I think that was the big key to beat them on the road. ​It was a big win because they beat us at home easily and we just lost a tough game to Valencia, so getting a win like this on the road is very difficult. We played really well together."