2020-21Top 16Round 5
March 03, 2021 CET: 18:45
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Records

7-3 Regular Season 8-2
3-1 Top 16 1-3
10-4 Overall 9-5

Referees

Crew Chief
VYKLICKY, ROBERT
Umpire 1
ROSSI, MICHELE
Umpire 2
TSAROUCHA, VASILIKI

The Take

Two teams have everything to play for when Boulogne Metropolitans 92 hosts Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar. A victory for Metropolitans (3-1) secures its spot in the quarterfinals and leaves it atop the group with a chance to finish in first for home-court advantage in the next stage. That result would also eliminate Lokomotiv (1-3) from quarterfinals contention. A Lokomotiv win keeps it alive for the Top 16 finales.

Marquee matchup

Mantas Kalnietis will carry more responsibility than ever before with top scorer Jordan Crawford out for Lokomotiv. He will match up at point guard with David Michineau, who has played his best basketball in the Top 16 with averages of 17.3 points and 5.0 assists per game. Watch these key players to see how this game plays out.

Last time they met

Metropolitans defeated Lokomotiv 79-83 in their respective Top 16 openers in January. David Michineau led the winners with 19 points and Anthony Brown added 17 - all in the second half, for Metropolitans. Mindaugas Kuzminskas paced Lokomotiv with 21 points. Michineau and Brown combined for 6 free throws in the final 18 seconds to ensure their team went home with the win.

Keys to victory: Metropolitans

Controlling the game pace and making the most of its depth could make the difference for Metropolitans. Both teams have shown dominance all season, especially in the paint, however, Metropolitans' depth could change everything. If the hosts can get Kevin Hervey and Drew Gordon in foul trouble, they may be able to take advantage.

Keys to victory: Lokomotiv

With Crawford out, Lokomotiv will need Will Cummings and Nigel Williams-Goss to step up and provide more backcourt scoring. It will be a different look for Lokomotiv and the team's ability to adjust on the fly and get the most of Williams-Goss in just his second EuroCup game with the club – could be decisive.

Friday, February 26, 2021
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Boulogne Metropolitans 92
# Player Pos. H. Age
3 BROWN, BRANDON G 1.86 31
4 STOLL, PAUL G 1.80 35
5 KONATE, LAHAOU F 1.98 29
6 MICHINEAU, DAVID G 1.91 26
7 ROOS, MAXIME F 2.02 25
8 SAKO, NEAL C 2.10 22
9 PINAULT, BASTIEN F 1.93 27
10 GOODWIN, ARCHIE G 1.96 26
12 MOULARE, ASSEMIAN G 1.85 18
14 YOMI, MAXIME C 2.03 18
21 BROWN, ANTHONY F 1.98 28
22 OWENS, JOSH C 2.06 32
23 CHIKOKO, VITALIS C 2.08 30
41 GINAT, TOMER C 2.03 26
77 HALILOVIC, MIRALEM C 2.06 29
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 WILLIAMS-GOSS, NIGEL G 1.91 26
3 CUMMINGS, WILL G 1.83 28
5 HERVEY, KEVIN F 2.07 24
6 MOTOVILOV, GRIGORY G 1.91 23
9 KALNIETIS, MANTAS G 1.95 34
11 ILNITSKIY, STANISLAV F 2.00 27
15 WILLIAMS, ALAN C 2.01 28
18 KALINOV, VALERII C 2.12 21
19 KUZMINSKAS, MINDAUGAS F 2.05 31
22 LYNCH, REGGIE C 2.08 26
23 DOLININ, SERGEI F 2.04 21
24 SEREDA, DANIIL G 1.96 19
25 MARTIUK, ANDREI F 2.11 20
32 GORDON, DREW C 2.04 30
34 SYCHKOV, EGOR F 2.08 19
35 EMCHENKO, VLADISLAV G 1.94 21
99 NIAGU, IAROSLAV C 2.12 17

Player Stats

Marei, A. / 13.3 Brown, A. / 13.1 Pinault, B. / 10.5
Crawford, J. / 16.6 Williams, A. / 14.5 Cummings, W. / 13.0
Marei, A. / 7.3 Brown, A. / 4.8 Chikoko, V. / 4.6
Williams, A. / 12.5 Hervey, K. / 6.9
Michineau, D. / 4.1 Brown, B. / 3.3
Brown, B. / 1.7
Hervey, K. / 2.2 Williams, A. / 1.0
Roos, M. / 1.4 Brown, A. / 0.6 Chikoko, V. / 0.5
Williams, A. / 1.3 Lynch, R. / 1.1 Hervey, K. / 0.8
2PT
Marei, A. / 64.5% Pinault, B. / 63.4% Ginat, T. / 58.7%
Lynch, R. / 63.1% Kalnietis, M. / 60.0% Kuzminskas, M. / 59.2%
3PT
Pinault, B. / 47.5% Brown, A. / 43.3% Brown, B. / 37.0%
Kalnietis, M. / 40.0% Cummings, W. / 38.2% Crawford, J. / 36.9%
FT
Brown, A. / 87.5% Marei, A. / 65.0%
Kuzminskas, M. / 78.0% Crawford, J. / 76.1% Cummings, W. / 75.4%
PIR
Marei, A. / 18.5 Brown, A. / 12.9
Williams, A. / 21.1 Crawford, J. / 14.3 Hervey, K. / 13.7

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
80.0 Points 86.9
35.8 Rebounds 39.9
10.6 O. Rebounds 13.3
25.2 D. Rebounds 26.6
16.3 Assists 18.1
6.9 Steals 6.3
3.7 Blocks 3.1
54.4% 2PT 52.5%
36.2% 3PT 37.3%
77.1% FT 69.8%
89.6 PIR 97.6

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
77.1 Points 80.6
32.0 Rebounds 36.8
9.5 O. Rebounds 12.6
22.5 D. Rebounds 24.2
16.1 Assists 16.6
6.0 Steals 6.1
2.1 Blocks 3.9
50.3% 2PT 48.3%
35.2% 3PT 36.5%
77.5% FT 72.5%
79.0 PIR 81.4

Head Coaches

PASHUTIN, EVGENY
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"Metropolitans 92 plays at a slow pace, they always have a lot of physical contact in the game. We need to stop Chikoko, who is dangerous when attacking from under the ring. We should play very carefully against their shooters Brown, Michineau, Pinault. They have a few more dangerous players, so I will not list the entire team. We must impose a fight on them, not let them make a shots without resistance. We need to play aggressively, put pressure on the ball, control the rebound and act on the attack just like in the last match against Enisey. We worked hard during the February window of the national teams, now we need to show all this in the game against Metropolitans 92. All 40 minutes of the match we must be focused, need to show good ball movement, attack the opponent's weaknesses and play only for the win."

Players

KALNIETIS, MANTAS
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"We met after a few weeks break without games and the national team window. We have new players and new coaches, so it's not easy to adapt for all sides, but despite that, we have two do-or-die games and no other chances. Metropolitans 92 looks good defensively, they try to put every opponent player in situations where they doesn’t feel comfortable. We don’t look too much to their roster. For us, the most important thing is to focus on ourselves and be ready 100 percent."

Boulogne Metropolitans 92 vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar

· This will be just the second time ever that these two teams meet in the EuroCup.

· Boulogne dominates their series by 1-0. Boulogne won in the Top 16 opener, 79-83.

Sunday, February 28, 2021
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Boulogne Metropolitans 92

Streaks
David Michineau has dished at least 3 assists in his last 8 EuroCup games.
Michineau has scored at least 11 points in his last 5 EuroCup games.
Michineau has hit at least one three-pointer in his last 7 EuroCup games.
Bastien Pinault has hit at least one three-pointer in his last 9 EuroCup games.

Player Records
David Michineau posted his career high in index rating with 23 for Metropolitans against Lokomotiv on January 12, 2021.
Michineau posted his career high in defensive rebounds with 5 for Metropolitans against Lokomotiv on January 12, 2021.
Michineau posted his career high in total rebounds with 6 for Metropolitans against Lokomotiv on January 12, 2021.
Tomer Ginat posted his career high in defensive rebounds with 7 for Metropolitans against Trento on February 2, 2021.
Ginat posted his career high in total rebounds with 7 for Metropolitans against Trento on February 2, 2021.

Season Rankings
Anthony Brown is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Free throws % with 87.50%.
Anthony Brown is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Turnovers with 2.79 per game.
Boulogne Metropolitans 92 Bastien Pinault is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 63.41%.
Boulogne Metropolitans 92 Brandon Brown is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Assist-Turnover ratio with 250.00%.
Boulogne Metropolitans 92 Brandon Brown is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average True Shooting % with 250.00%.
Boulogne Metropolitans 92 Brandon Brown is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Steals with 1.67 per game.
Boulogne Metropolitans 92 Maxime Roos is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Blocks with 1.36 per game.

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar

Roster
Alan Williams will miss the rest of the season due to injury.

Streaks
Kevin Hervey has collected at least one steal in his last 9 EuroCup games.

Player Records
Mantas Kalnietis posted his career high in offensive rebounds with 3 for Lokomotiv against Metropolitans on January 12, 2021.
Mindaugas Kuzminskas posted his career high in points with 21 for Lokomotiv against Metropolitans on January 12, 2021.
Reggie Lynch posted his career high in offensive rebounds with 5 for Lokomotiv against Metropolitans on January 12, 2021.
Lynch posted his career high in minutes with 32 for Lokomotiv against Metropolitans on January 12, 2021.

Season Rankings
Kevin Hervey is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Defensive Rebounds with 4.92 per game.
Hervey is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Steals with 2.17 per game.
Hervey is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Total Rebounds with 6.92 per game.
Mantas Kalnietis is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Turnovers with 2.54 per game.
Kalnietis is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Assist-Turnover ratio with 275.76%.
Kalnietis is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average True Shooting % with 275.76%.
Kalnietis is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Assists with 7.00 per game.
Reggie Lynch is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Field goals % with 63.08%.
Lynch is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Blocks with 1.14 per game.
Will Cummings is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Free throws made with 3.50 per game.
Cummings is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Fouls Drawn with 5.36 per game.

All-Time Rankings
Mantas Kalnietis ranks 12th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 309 assists total for his career.

Sunday, February 28, 2021
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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
1 - 0
Boulogne Metropolitans 92 Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
* overall record in EuroCup since 2002
Boulogne Metropolitans 92
Home record vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar: 0-0
Away record vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar: 1-0
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
Home record vs. Boulogne Metropolitans 92: 0-1
Away record vs. Boulogne Metropolitans 92: 0-0

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2020-21 12 January 2021 Top 16 Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 79 - 83 Boulogne Metropolitans 92