2019-20Regular SeasonRound 9
December 11, 2019 CET: 18:00
Local time: 20:00 BASKET HALL
Russian Federation: MATCH!STRANA
Greece: NOVASPORTS 4HD
Balkans: SPORTKLUB1
Italy: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Spain: DAZN
Georgia: SILK SPORT 2 HD
United States of America: FLOHOOPS
Africa: ESPN
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV

Records

3-5 Regular Season 6-2
3-5 Overall 6-2

Referees

Crew Chief
SHEMMESH, SEFFI
Umpire 1
VYKLICKY, ROBERT
Umpire 2
KARTAL, ERSAN

The Take

Former champion Lokomotiv looks to continue it charge up the standings and to avoid getting eliminated in the EuroCup regular season for the first time in club history. Lokomotiv cannot get eliminated this week, but a win over Partizan would increase its chances to get to the Top 16. Meanwhile, a win would keep already-qualified Partizan with a chance to finish first in the group, while a loss combined with an Umana Reyer Venice win would lock Partizan into second place. 

Earlier this season

When they met in Round 4, Rashawn Thomas scored 14 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter leading Partizan down the stretch to beat Lokomotiv 80-71. It was a win that improved Partizan to 4-0 and a loss that started Lokomotiv's four-game losing streak, the club's longest in competition history. Will Mosley came up big on both ends of the floor with 11 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks, while Alan Williams posted a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds for Lokomotiv.

Keys to victory: Lokomotiv

Lokomotiv has struggled from behind the three-point arc this season, averaging a mere 30.6% and making a league-low 6.1 triple per game. Lokomotiv only has three players – guard Dimitry Kulagin, forward Sam Dekker and big man Johnny O'Bryant – who have made more than 5 triples on the season. Against a team that protects its paint as well as Partizan, it would be of great importance to connect from long range, open things up with shots from downtown to get the offense going.

Keys to victory: Partizan

In three of its four road games this season, Partizan has kept the home team at 63 points or below. Partizan thrives in low-scoring affairs and that will be a key in this contest, too. In each of the last three games, Coach Andrea Trinchieri’s men have allowed opposing teams to pull away early, forcing Partizan to play a catch-up game. It is something Partizan cannot allow to happen in this one because Lokomotiv knows well how to play with the lead at home.

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Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 DEKKER, SAM F 2.02 25
3 CUMMINGS, WILL G 1.83 27
6 MOTOVILOV, GRIGORY G 1.91 21
7 FRIDZON, VITALY G 1.94 34
8 APIC, DRAGAN F 2.05 24
9 KALNIETIS, MANTAS G 1.95 33
10 IVLEV, VLADIMIR F 2.07 29
11 ILNITSKIY, STANISLAV F 2.00 25
15 WILLIAMS, ALAN C 2.01 26
19 KUZMINSKAS, MINDAUGAS F 2.05 30
22 KULAGIN, DMITRY G 1.98 27
23 DOLININ, SERGEY F 2.04 19
24 GERASIMOV, TIMOFEI G 1.95 22
25 MARTIUK, ANDREI F 2.09 19
97 O'BRYANT, JOHNNY F 2.04 26
Partizan NIS Belgrade
# Player Pos. H. Age
2 WALDEN, TORRIAN G 1.88 27
3 ZAGORAC, RADE F 2.05 24
5 PAIGE, MARCUS G 1.83 26
7 GORDIC, NEMANJA G 1.93 31
10 JARAMAZ, OGNJEN G 1.93 24
11 MILETIC, DUSAN C 2.13 21
12 VELICKOVIC, NOVICA F 2.05 33
14 BIRCEVIC, STEFAN F 2.10 29
15 REDDING, REGGIE G 1.93 31
21 JANKOVIC, NIKOLA C 2.06 25
25 THOMAS, RASHAWN F 2.03 25
31 PEINERS, ZANIS F 2.05 29
32 TRIFUNOVIC, UROS F 2.00 19
42 MOSLEY , WILLIAM C 2.03 30

Player Stats

O'Bryant, J. / 13.8 Dekker, S. / 13.1 Cummings, W. / 12.4
Thomas, R. / 14.0 Zagorac, R. / 10.7 Gordic, N. / 10.3
Mosley, W. / 6.6 Thomas, R. / 5.8
Gordic, N. / 3.9 Walden, T. / 3.4 Jaramaz, O. / 3.3
Cummings, W. / 1.3 Dekker, S. / 1.0
Thomas, R. / 1.2 Mosley, W. / 1.0 Zagorac, R. / 1.0
Williams, A. / 0.9
Mosley, W. / 1.9 Thomas, R. / 0.8 Bircevic, S. / 0.5
2PT
Dekker, S. / 70.8% Apic, D. / 54.5% Cummings, W. / 51.6%
Mosley, W. / 75.7% Thomas, R. / 60.9% Zagorac, R. / 57.1%
3PT
O'Bryant, J. / 34.0% Dekker, S. / 30.8% Kulagin, D. / 29.4%
Paige, M. / 43.2% Walden, T. / 42.9% Zagorac, R. / 27.6%
FT
Thomas, R. / 63.3%
PIR
Williams, A. / 15.9 Dekker, S. / 15.3 Kulagin, D. / 11.9
Thomas, R. / 16.5 Mosley, W. / 16.0 Zagorac, R. / 10.7

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
78.0 Points 76.8
37.5 Rebounds 36.8
11.9 O. Rebounds 12.8
25.6 D. Rebounds 24.0
18.4 Assists 16.6
5.5 Steals 6.3
2.0 Blocks 4.4
51.9% 2PT 55.0%
30.6% 3PT 30.0%
79.1% FT 62.7%
85.3 PIR 84.6

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
76.5 Points 72.6
35.0 Rebounds 34.8
11.9 O. Rebounds 10.6
23.1 D. Rebounds 24.1
18.1 Assists 18.4
7.3 Steals 5.5
3.8 Blocks 2.5
50.6% 2PT 50.7%
30.4% 3PT 32.2%
72.0% FT 72.7%
84.9 PIR 74.9

Head Coaches

TRINCHIERI, ANDREA
Partizan NIS Belgrade
"We must not look at other teams. We have a really tough game ahead of us, a hard journey, but we already managed to do our job in some way. We have to gather the strength and concentration to play one real and challenging EuroCup game in Krasnodar."

Players

ZAGORAC, RADE
Partizan NIS Belgrade
"A very challenging match is ahead of us for many reasons. First, because of the quality of the opponent, which by some circumstances does not have the record that everyone expected at this time of the season. On the other hand, because of the very complicated road to Krasnodar, which will take us four days. This is a big challenge for us, the game that can bring us some positive things. The second place is guaranteed, but why wouldnt we rush for the first place."

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. Partizan NIS Belgrade

· This will be the fourth time that these two teams meet in the EuroCup.

· Loko has a 2-1 edge in their series, as Partizan won at home earlier this season, 80-71.

Monday, December 9, 2019
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Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar

Streaks
Johnny O'Bryant has hit at least one three in his 8 EuroCup games.
Dmitry Kulagin has dished at least 3 assists in his last 7 EuroCup games.

Team Records
Lokomotiv recorded its highest team index rating total in EuroCup play this century, 133 , against Partizan NIS Belgrade on December 27, 2017.

Season Rankings
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar Alan Williams is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with 6.0 per game.
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar Alan Williams is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with 9.0 per game.
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar Alan Williams is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with 3.0 per game.
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar Sam Dekker is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 70.8% .

Partizan NIS Belgrade

Streaks
William Mosley has racked a PIR of at least 13 in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Ognjen Jaramaz has dished at least 3 assists in his last 5 EuroCup games.

Team Records
Partizan recorded its highest team blocks in EuroCup play this century, 9, against Lokomotiv on October 22, 2019.

Season Rankings
Partizan NIS Belgrade Nemanja Gordic is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with 281.8% .
Partizan NIS Belgrade Ognjen Jaramaz is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with 260.0% .
Partizan NIS Belgrade Rashawn Thomas is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 4.6 per game.
Partizan NIS Belgrade Rashawn Thomas is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with 3.1 per game.
Partizan NIS Belgrade William Mosley is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with 6.6 per game.
Partizan NIS Belgrade William Mosley is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goal % with 74.3% .
Partizan NIS Belgrade William Mosley is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with 1.8 per game.
Partizan NIS Belgrade William Mosley is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with 3.1 per game.
Partizan NIS Belgrade William Mosley is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 75.6% .

All-Time Rankings
Partizan Artsiom Parakhouski ranks 12th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 78 blocks total for his career.

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
2 - 1
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar Partizan NIS Belgrade
* overall record in EuroCup since 2002
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
Home record vs. Partizan NIS Belgrade: 1-0
Away record vs. Partizan NIS Belgrade: 1-1
Partizan NIS Belgrade
Home record vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar: 1-1
Away record vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar: 0-1

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2019-20 22 October 2019 Regular Season Partizan NIS Belgrade 80 - 71 Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
2017-18 27 December 2017 Regular Season Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 99 - 64 Partizan NIS Belgrade
2017-18 08 November 2017 Regular Season Partizan NIS Belgrade 83 - 93 Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar