How much do you know about Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar as its readies for the 2018 7DAYS EuroCup Finals? Behold a series of facts about the mighty squad from Russia. Did you know that…
...Lokomotiv is looking for its second EuroCup title? Only Valencia Basket, Khimki Moscow Region and Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius have won multiple EuroCup titles.
...Coach Sasa Obradovic can win his first EuroCup with his fifth team in the competition? He coached Koeln 99ers, PGE Turow Zgorzelec, Donetsk and ALBA Berlin in the EuroCup before joining Lokomotiv.
...Stanislav Ilnitskiy and Dmitry Khvostov can win their second respective EuroCup titles? Each of them won the EuroCup with Khimki - Khvostov in 2012 and Ilnitskiy in 2015.
...Dmitry Kulagin can join a select group of players who have won both the EuroLeague and the EuroCup titles? Kulagin lifted the EuroLeague trophy with CSKA Moscow in 2016.
...Mardy Collins and Pavel Antipov are in their second EuroCup finals? Collins played with Strasbourg in 2016 and Antipov reached it with UNICS Kazan in 2014.
...JaJuan Johnson of Darussafaka and Ryan Broekhoff of Lokomotiv were teammates at Besiktas Istanbul during the 2014-15 season?
...Broekhoff can become the third Australian to win the EuroCup? Matt Nielsen (Valencia 2010, Khimki 2012) and Aleks Maric (Lokomotiv, 2013) were the first two.
...Lokomotiv is on a 20-game winning streak? That ties a EuroCup record that also belongs to the club - from the 2013 final to the 2015 quarterfinals. If it wins Game 1 of the Finals, it will break the record –with 21 in a row!
...Khvostov needs 7 assists to climb into the fifth place in the all-time standings? He has already dished 344 assists in his EuroCup career. Mike Green is fifth (350) and E.J. Rowland fourth (351).
...Khvostov and Darussafaka head coach David Blatt won bronze medals at EuroBasket 2011 and the 2012 Olympic Games with the Russian national team? They also represented Russia at the 2010 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
...Lokomotiv has the best defense in the competition? It enters the EuroCup Finals having allowed just 68.7 points per game, the fewest points allowed by a team since 2015.
...Lokomotiv leads the 2017-18 EuroCup with the lowest two-point (46.3%) and three-point (29%) percentage allowed?