2017-18Regular SeasonRound 7
December 05, 2017 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 MERCEDES-BENZ ARENA

Broekhoff, Antipov pace Lokomotiv to win in Berlin

A battle at the top of Group C ended up with everyone satisfied after Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar put on a three-point shooting clinic to win 84-89 over host ALBA Berlin on Tuesday. Lokomotiv, already qualified for the Top 16, matched a club record with 15 triples to stay perfect at 7-0. Meanwhile, ALBA dropped to 5-2 but nonetheless advanced to the Top 16 thanks to Limoges CSP defeating RETAbet Bilbao simultaneously. Ryan Broekhoff, with a 7DAYS EuroCup career-high 20 points, and Pavel Antipov, with 15, led the Lokomotiv three-point assault with 5 shots each from the arc. Mardy Collins was everywhere with 13 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals, while Frank Elegar and Trevor Lacey added 10 points each. Dennis Clifford had 17 points, Marius Grigonis 16, Spencer Butterfield 13, Peyton Siva 12 and Akeem Vargas 10 for Berlin. Siva left the game midway through the third quarter with an injury to his face, never to return. Lokomotiv took control of the scoreboard with a 0-14 second-quarter run and staked a high lead of 55-67 in the third. ALBA rallied to within 84-87 with 39 seconds left before Broekhoff made the last, key offensive rebound and free throws.

The lead changed hands early on ALBA's jump shots and Lokomotiv's inside scoring until 5 points in a row by Clifford put the hosts ahead 10-8. Antipov's first triple meant an 11-11 tie, but free throws got ALBA to a 16-11 lead. Brian Qvale broke the spell for Lokomotiv, but Grigonis beat the first-quarter buzzer with a triple for a 19-13 difference. Clifford took over inside to raise the lead despite Pavel's second triple, and soon Broekhoff rolled his first from long distance over the rim for a 23-23 tie. Dmitry Khvostov put the visitors ahead from deep and their run reached 0-14 on a layup by Collins at 23-30. Grigonis rescued ALBA with another triple and free throws, but Pavel's third three-pointer and another by Broekhoff made it 32-38. Broekhoff and Butterfield traded triples next, but Broekhoff wanted more and buried his fourth in four tries to make it 37-44. After Broekhoff made 3 more the hard way, on a fastbreak-plus-free throw, Siva got those points back with a shot from the arc, cutting the difference to 42-47 at the half.

Lacey's layup and transition triple after halftime boosted the Lokomotiv lead to 46-54. Clifford answered inside and soon Butterfield's fastbreak three had the difference down to 51-54. Broekhoff cranked up a new triple that Joe Ragland followed with free throws at 51-58. Antipov returned for his fourth strike from downtown and Dimitry Kulagin fed Collins for a layup at 54-64. Kulagin became Lokomotiv's next three-point marksman, but ALBA scored the third quarter's last 4 points to again stay in touch at 61-69. Stefan Peno with a jumper and Grigonis with free throws got ALBA closer early in the fourth and then Vargas drilled a triple to make it 66-69. But Antipov was ready with his fifth from the same distance, and when Ragland aimed his sixth assist at Qvale, the visitors led 68-75 with less than 5 minutes left. Collins hit a corner three for the guests that Butterfield matched at 74-78. Ragland also hit a shot from deep, Lokomotiv's 15th, matching a club record, before Collins downed a layup. When Grigonis and Vargas answered from long-distance, however, it a whole new ballgame, 82-83, with 1:50 to play. Free throws by Kulagin, Elegar and Clifford left an 84-87 score with 39 seconds left, but Broekhoff's offensive rebound came with an unsportsmanlike foul and he sealed Lokomotiv's win at the foul line with 10.7 seconds left.

Pavel Antipov - Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar  (photo ALBA - Andreas Knopf) - EC17
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
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Referees: CHRISTODOULOU, CHRISTOS (GRE), HALLIKO, AARE (EST), MITROVSKI, IGOR (MKD)
Attendance: 8080
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ALBA Berlin
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 SAIBOU, JOSHIKO 15:21 2 0/1 0/1 2/2 1 3 4 2   3     2 4 5
3 SIVA, PEYTON 16:29 12 3/4 2/6     1 1 4   2     1 4 13
6 HUNDT, BENNET 7:40 2     2/2                   1 3
10 SCHNEIDER, TIM 12:58   0/1 0/2   1 1 2 1           1 1
11 VARGAS, AKEEM 21:18 10 1/2 2/4 2/2 1 3 4 1   1     4 2 9
13 GRIGONIS, MARIUS 28:09 16 0/1 3/5 7/8   2 2 1 2 3     3 6 17
15 RADOSAVLJEVIC, BOGDAN 15:20 7 3/5   1/2   1 1     1     3 1 2
21 BUTTERFIELD, SPENCER 24:28 13 1/1 3/4 2/4 2 1 3 1   1     2 2 13
41 DRESCHER, HENDRIK DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
42 CLIFFORD, DENNIS 17:39 17 6/10   5/5 3 3 6   1 2   3 4 5 16
43 SIKMA, LUKE 24:37 3 0/3 0/2 3/4 1 5 6 6 1 2 1 1 1 2 9
44 PENO, STEFAN 16:01 2 1/3 0/1     1 1 3 1       1   3
Team           2 4 6     2         4
Totals 200:00 84 15/31 10/25 24/29 11 25 36 19 5 17 1 4 21 28 95
        48.4% 40% 82.8%
Head coach: GARCIA RENESES, AITO
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 27:20 13 5/11 1/2 0/1 2 3 5 4 4 1 1   4 3 17
2 ANTIPOV, PAVEL 25:49 15   5/8     3 3 1 1 2     4   11
3 RAGLAND, JOE 23:02 5 0/4 1/5 2/3   1 1 7 3     1 4 1 3
4 BABURIN, EVGENY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 LACEY, TREVOR 22:49 10 2/3 1/4 3/3   2 2 2 2 2 1   1 3 13
10 IVLEV, VLADIMIR 0:24                              
13 KHVOSTOV, DMITRY 16:04 5 0/1 1/2 2/2       2   1     3 2 3
15 ELEGAR, FRANK 15:56 10 2/3   6/8   2 2     1     5 5 8
19 BABB, CHRIS 5:30     0/1                       -1
22 KULAGIN, DMITRY 19:06 5 0/1 1/1 2/2   1 1 7   1     2 2 11
41 QVALE, BRIAN 24:04 6 2/4   2/2 1 3 4 1   2 1   1 1 8
45 BROEKHOFF, RYAN 19:56 20 1/1 5/6 3/3 1 4 5 2 2   1   4 3 28
Team           1 2 3               3
Totals 200:00 89 12/28 15/29 20/24 5 21 26 26 12 10 4 1 28 20 104
        42.9% 51.7% 83.3%
Head coach: OBRADOVIC, SASA

Head Coaches

GARCIA RENESES, AITO
ALBA Berlin
"We had mainly two bad things we did. One, not defending the shooters of Lokomotiv, Antipov and Broekhoff. They scored a very good percentage because we were mostly too far away from them. This was our mistake on defense. On offense, we didn't have enough good ball movement: too many dribbles, which makes it easier for the other team to defend than if the ball goes sometimes inside, sometimes outside, sometimes to the other side. We didn't do this enough and our worst moments on offense were because of this. On the other hand, it was good that the team didn't lose faith in winning the game and played with intensity from the beginning until the end."
OBRADOVIC, SASA
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar

"First, it was a great emotion for me to be in this gym with these fans. They didn't forget and gave me a good, warm welcome. I respect all the time I was here with them and with all of you, so thank you one more time."

"We won the game, but we could have won the game earlier. There were still those big ups and downs, again. Without any reason, we gave ALBA a certain confidence at the end. But we deserved to win, and this is most important. It means first place and we sent a message as one of the favorites, but we need to play better, for sure. If you play against ALBA or any Spanish team, you have to shoot good from outside and we did that tonight. Why not call us a favorite? In the end, I am confident we are going to be better when we have to play the best basketball."

Players

BUTTERFIELD, SPENCER
ALBA Berlin
"I think it would have been nice, obviously, to have Peyton in there at the end. It's too bad we had to lose him early in the second half. It would have been good to have our leader at the end of the game. And then little things. On defense, we couldn't contest their threes enough. They were knocking them down, so credit them for making a lot of threes."
GRIGONIS, MARIUS
ALBA Berlin
"I don't think we lost at the end. It was the third quarter, a few bad minutes, and in the second we allowed them 34 points. So those were the main reasons we lost."