2014-15Regular SeasonRound 9
December 10, 2014 CET: 18:00
Local time: 20:00 BASKET HALL

Lokomotiv clinches first in Group F; Buducnost loses, but advances

 

Derrick Brown - Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar - EC14 (photo Lokomotiv - Vladimir Medvedev)

 

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar edged Buducnost VOLI Podgorica79-76 in an exciting contest that came down to the final seconds. The victory kept Lokomotiv undefeated and it clinched first place in Group F at 9-0. Buducnost dropped to 3-6, but it secured a Last 32 berth when Ventspils lost at PAOK Thessaloniki. The Montenegrin champs finished the second half on a 0-11 run, led 31-41 at halftime and extended it to 35-49 in the third quarter. Lokomotiv turned things around after that and used a 13-1 run that bridged the third and fourth quarters to take the lead for good. Still a late J.R. Reynolds three kept Buducnost in it, but Lokomotiv made its free throws at first and when it missed to open up a last-ditch opportunity for Buducnost, the visitors failed to take advantage. Derrick Brown scored 15 for Lokomotiv, Richard Hendrix totaled 14 points and 11 rebounds, Eugeny Voronov also scored 14 Malcolm Delaney added 13. Reynolds pacd Buducnost with 21 points, Darko Milicic added 14 and Robert Rikic 11.

Brown scored Lokomotiv’s first 8 points before an Anthony Randolph slam made it 10-5. Planinic scored twice to keep Buducnost close, but a Delaney triple made it 15-9. Rikic scored on the offensive glass, Omar Cook connected from downtown and made a layup as the visitors finished the quarter on a 0-8 run to lead 17-19. Rikic scored again to start the second quarter and after Andrey Zubkov netted 2 points for Lokomotiv, Aleksa Popovic scored twice to make it 19-25. A pair of baskets by Voronov tied the game. Reynolds nailed a three to put the visitors back on top, but before long Nikita Kurbanov’s three made it 31-30. Buducnost finished the half on a 0-11 tear, with Reynolds hitting another three and Rikic scoring twice for a 31-41 halftime advantage.

Planinic put the visitors up 12 with the first basket of the second half and back-to-back threes by Reynolds and Suad Sehovic made it 35-49. Hendrix scored the next 5 points to revive Lokomotiv and a Delaney triple made it 45-51. Brown connected on a three and Delaney hit a jumper as the deficit closed to 2. Rikic helped Buducnost hold on to its lead, but Randolph heated up, sank the go-ahead three and Brown capped a 7-0 run for a 4-point cushion. Vladimir Dasic split free throws to make it 60-57 through three quarters. Voronov hit back-to-back threes to open the fourth quarter. Planinic kept Buducnost in it and Dasic added a three, however Lokomotiv managed to hold on to a slim lead. Brown made it 74-67, but the visitors fought their way to within 2 with 30 seconds left. Kurbanov made 2 critical free throws and after Cedomir Vitkovac missed from downtown, Brown added 2 more from the line. Lokomotiv almost blew it when – after a Reynolds triple made it 78-75– Voronov and Brown combined to miss 4 free throws. But Reynolds was fouled, split free throws and the visitors ran out of chances.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
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Referees: FOUFIS, IOANNIS (GRE), KALPAKAS, APOSTOLOS (SWE), HALLIKO, AARE (EST)
Attendance: 2739 (Tentative)
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Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar17142919
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica19221619
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Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar17316079
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica19415776
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 26:29 13 2/6 2/4 3/3   6 6 4   2     5 2 12
3 RANDOLPH, ANTHONY 15:14 9 2/5 1/2 2/3 2 2 4     2 2   2 3 9
4 GRIGORYEV, MAXIM 5:49     0/1                       -1
5 BROWN, DERRICK 31:52 15 5/8 1/2 2/4 2 3 5   2 2 1     5 20
7 HENDRIX, RICHARD 27:27 14 6/9   2/3 1 10 11 1 2 2 1   3 5 25
11 MILES, AARON 17:02 4 2/4     1   1 6   2     2 2 7
15 KOLYUSHKIN, MAXIM 3:41                   2       1 -1
18 VORONOV, EVGENY 32:36 14 4/6 2/2 0/2   1 1 2 1 3 1 1 4 2 9
20 ZUBKOV, ANDREY 12:17 3 1/2 0/1 1/2   1 1 1         1 1 2
21 ZHUKANENKO, ALEXEY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
41 KURBANOV, NIKITA 27:33 7 1/4 1/2 2/2   2 2   3 1     3 2 6
Team           1   1               1
Totals 200:00 79 23/44 7/14 12/19 7 25 32 14 8 16 5 1 20 23 89
        52.3% 50% 63.2%
Head coach: BAZAREVICH, SERGEY
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
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
00 COOK, OMAR 30:15 9 2/3 1/2 2/4       6 2 3     4 2 8
4 SEHOVIC, SUAD 19:20 5 1/3 1/3   1 5 6 1       1 1 1 7
5 DASIC, VLADIMIR 23:23 5 0/3 1/3 2/4   5 5 2 3     1 1 2 8
6 PLANINIC, DARKO 22:23 14 7/13   0/3 2   2   1 3   1 2 6 8
7 SUBOTIC, BOJAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 SHEEHEY, WILLIAM 11:34 2 1/3     1 4 5     1     2   2
13 VITKOVAC, CEDOMIR 20:17 5 2/5 0/3 1/1 1   1     2 1   4 1 -4
15 POPOVIC, ALEKSA 19:01 4 2/3       1 1 1 1 2     4 1 1
20 IVANOVIC, NIKOLA 9:45         1   1 3 1       1   4
22 REYNOLDS, J.R. 30:13 21 3/4 4/6 3/4   3 3 1   2   1 2 6 22
24 CAPIN, ALEKSANDAR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
33 RIKIC, ROBERT 13:49 11 5/6   1/2 2 4 6     1   1 3 1 11
Team             3 3     2         1
Totals 200:00 76 23/43 7/17 9/18 8 25 33 14 8 16 1 5 24 20 68
        53.5% 41.2% 50%
Head coach: JOVOVIC, IGOR

Head Coaches

BAZAREVICH, SERGEY
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"I want to thank our fans. They helped us to win today and they didn't give up on their team when things were not going well for us. It's the second game in a row that we started good, but then lost focus and failed to execute. We allowed a few interceptions, allowed Buducnost to get their points under the basket and didn't foul when it was needed. We made too many mistakes in the first half and were down by 10 at half time. JR Reynolds, who we shot down in our first game this season, played a brilliant game today. We have a lot to learn from this win."
JOVOVIC, IGOR
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica
"We respect our opponent a lot; Lokomotiv is the best team in our group, but still I think we gave them the victory today. We made too many mistakes. On three occasions in the third quarter we couldn't score after fast breaks. We missed 9 free throws. You can't win games this way."

Players

VORONOV, EVGENY
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"It was a nervous and hard game. We werent' good in the first half and couldn't handle our opponent's pressure. They're a good team with several proven players. But we managed to overcome this nervousness. We showed our character and won thanks to defense."
REYNOLDS, J.R.
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica
"It was a tough game. But we did a good job and we fought. We committed several turnovers in the third quarter that led to easy baskets for Lokomotiv and helped them build their confidence. You can't hope to win against this team with those mistakes."