2020-21Regular SeasonRound 4
October 21, 2020 CET: 18:30
Local time: 19:30 BASKET HALL

Lokomotiv breaks record, downs Andorra

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar turned in a fine defensive effort to protect its home floor and beat MoraBanc Andorra 76-61 on Wednesday night. Lokomotiv improved to 3-1 in a share of the second-best record in Group C, while Andorra dropped to 1-3 on the season. Lokomotiv took control of the game early, but Andorra used a 0-11 run in the third quarter to get within a single point. However, Lokomotiv never relinquished the lead as Kevin Hervey got going late in the third quarter then broke the game open in the fourth. Hervey scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half and also pulled down 12 rebounds to lead the hosts. Will Cummings scored 11, while Alan Williams collected 10 points plus 11 rebounds in victory. David Jelinek scored 13 points and Haukur Pallson netted 12 points in defeat.

Palsson and Mindaugas Kuzminskas started things by trading triples, and the teams swapped baskets before the hosts took control of their paint and went on a 10-2 run in which Lokomotiv had five different scorers to grab a 15-8 lead. Palsson knocked down another three for the visitors, but Jordan Crawford and Andrei Martiuk answered with back-to-back shots from downtown to increase the margin to 23-12 late in the first. Jelinek closed the first quarter with a triple and Palsson hit one early in the second to cut it to 25-20. Baskets were few and far between, as Hervey hit a jumper on one end to open his account and Palsson on the other before a second-chance three-pointer from Tomasz Gielo got Andorra within 31-27. But the hosts did not allow a single basket in the final 3 minutes of the half, as Williams scored inside and Kalnietis raced for a fastbreak layup to help make it 37-27 at halftime.

Andorra was hot from long range early in the third with Jelinek knocking down a pair of triples and a fastbreak dunk in a 0-11 run to get Andorra within 39-38. Reggie Lynch snapped the run and Williams battled inside for a tip-in to end Lokomotiv's drought before a triple from Hervey made it 48-41 midway through the third quarter. Babatunde Olumuyiwe scored inside and had a pair of blocked shots for Andorra, but a put-back from Williams and a floater from Cummings gave the hosts a 56-45 advantage going into the final quarter. A defensive battle continued in the fourth quarter, with Lynch's powerful dunk extending the margin to 60-47. Malik Dime and Nacho Llovet scored inside for Andorra and Hannah hit from long range to make it 63-54, giving the visitors hope. But Hervey strung together 8 points, including 2 three-pointers for a 71-54 lead with 3:30 to go, thus sealing the deal.

Club records

Lokomotiv pulled down 51 rebounds to set a new club record. It tied another record with 38 defensive rebounds. Andorra tied its club record with 6 blocks and its 19 offensive rebounds were only 2 shy of its best-ever mark in the competition.

Key performer

In only his second game in the competition, Kevin Hervey finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds. He had only 2 points in the first half, but dominated in the second and scored 10 in the final 6 minutes of the game.

No close-range scoring

Lokomotiv's defense dominated Andorra when it came to two-point shooting. Lokomotiv, which entered the game allowing 44.9% on two-pointers, held Andorra to just 10-of-49 two-point shooting. Lokomotiv set the tone from the start, holding Andorra to just 1–for-10 on twos in the first quarter. Andorra's 10 two-pointers made as well as 20.4% accuracy were season-lows in the competition.

Next up

Next week in Round 5, Andorra returns home to host Lietkabelis Panevezys on Tuesday. Lokomotiv travels to visit AS Monaco on Wednesday.

Kevin Hervey - Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar (photo Lokomotiv) - EC20
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: BELOSEVIC, ILIJA; MOGULKOC, EMIN; KOLJENSIC, MILOS
Attendance: 937 (Tentative)
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Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 CUMMINGS, WILL 26:00 11 4/12   3/4   2 2 1 1 2   2 2 8 8
5 HERVEY, KEVIN 27:41 17 3/6 3/6 2/3 2 10 12 1 2       3 2 24
6 MOTOVILOV, GRIGORY 8:00 2 1/1               1     3   -2
9 KALNIETIS, MANTAS 28:22 4 2/2 0/2     2 2 6 1 2 1   1 1 10
11 ILNITSKIY, STANISLAV 14:46 4 1/2 0/1 2/2 1 4 5 1 1     1 1 2 9
15 WILLIAMS, ALAN 18:44 10 3/9   4/8 5 6 11 2 2 4   2 5 5 9
18 KALINOV, VALERII DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
19 KUZMINSKAS, MINDAUGAS 19:04 8 1/4 2/3   1 3 4     1   1   1 7
22 LYNCH, REGGIE 15:45 6 3/4     2 3 5   1 2     2   7
25 MARTIUK, ANDREI 17:50 7 1/1 1/2 2/2   4 4 3 1 1 2     1 16
27 CRAWFORD, JORDAN 22:51 7 1/5 1/4 2/2   2 2 2         2 1 3
35 EMCHENKO, VLADISLAV 0:57                              
Team           2 2 4     2         2
Totals 200:00 76 20/46 7/18 15/21 13 38 51 16 9 15 3 6 19 21 93
        43.5% 38.9% 71.4%
Head coach: PASHUTIN, EVGENY
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
MoraBanc Andorra
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 PEREZ, TYSON DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
3 PAULI, ORIOL 26:08 4 1/7 0/1 2/3   8 8 3 1 1 2 1 1 3 10
7 OLUMUYIWA, BABATUNDE 16:20 6 2/2   2/4 1 3 4     2 1   4 3 6
9 LLOVET, NACHO 21:30 6 2/4   2/2 5 3 8 1         3 3 13
10 DIME, MALICK 17:39 2 1/9     3   3   1 1 2 1 3 1 -4
11 HANNAH, CLEVIN 22:10 8 1/6 2/6   1   1 6   3     4 2 1
12 GIELO, TOMASZ 24:31 8 0/2 2/5 2/2 1 1 2 1   1     1 1 5
13 PALSSON, HAUKUR 22:12 12 1/8 3/6 1/2 1 3 4 2 1 3 1     3 9
17 GARCIA, SERGI 14:32 2 1/2 0/2     2 2 1   1       2 3
24 COLOM, GUILLEM 17:08   0/4 0/2   1 1 2 1   1     2   -6
25 JELINEK, DAVID 17:50 13 1/5 3/5 2/2   3 3   1     1 3 1 8
30 SENGLIN, JEREMY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           6 1 7               7
Totals 200:00 61 10/49 10/27 11/15 19 25 44 15 4 13 6 3 21 19 52
        20.4% 37% 73.3%
Head coach: NAVARRO, IBON

Head Coaches

PASHUTIN, EVGENY
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar

"Congratulations to our team. It was a tough win. We focused the entire 40 minutes, we controlled the rhythm of the game. We controlled their shooters and controlled rebounds. It was a good win but we have to improve our game and move it forward."

"It was a tough game. We expected very high intensity, a lot of physical contact. They lead the EuroCup in rebounding, they averaged 16 offensive rebounds and they have good shooters. We were focused on that today and to stop their fast break. Also to control the rebounds; sometimes we did that, sometimes we did not. We need to improve that stuff. On offense, we played with patience. We played patiently and found our rhythm, found the right timing and the right spacing that gave us an advantage. All the guys put their hearts on the court and everyone from the bench brought defensive energy. We were able to keep them to 61 points and this is a good job. We'll analyze our mistakes and as a team, we want to be better and better each game."

NAVARRO, IBON
MoraBanc Andorra
"I think when we recovered a little bit with our shooting accuracy, we came back in the game. We were down 39-38 and we had the ball. But at that moment we made three stupid mistakes in a row and that gave Lokomotiv enough energy to maintain control on the scoreboard and gave them enough confidence to start to play like they can because they have a lot of talent. I am a little bit upset with our last 2 or 3 minutes without energy, but for most minutes, we did a very good job. But it is a 40-minute game. Congrats to Lokomotiv on the victory and we have to learn from some things that happened today."

Players

CUMMINGS, WILL
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"It was a hard-fought game. It was a game of runs. They had their run in the third quarter. We stuck with it, keep getting stops and really got in transition, and kind of got our rhythm back. And we came out with a win."
PALSSON, HAUKUR
MoraBanc Andorra
"I think it was a tough game. In the end, we did not make the shots that we were supposed to make. I think we are good enough to make those shots. I did not make any in the second half and they were giving us looks. We just did not make them."