2020-21Regular SeasonRound 5
October 28, 2020 CET: 18:00
Local time: 18:00 STADE LOUIS II
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Finland: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Spain: DAZN
Norway: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Sweden: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Italy: EUROSPORT PLAYER
France: RMC SPORT 3
United Kingdom: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Greece: NOVASPORTS 2HD
Ireland: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Bulgaria: MAX SPORT 2
Denmark: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Hungary: ANTENNA

Records

3-1 Regular Season 3-1
3-1 Overall 3-1

Referees

Crew Chief
FOUFIS, IOANNIS
Umpire 1
RADOJKOVIC, JOSIP
Umpire 2
CLIVAZ, SEBASTIEN

The Take

Sole possession of second place in Group C will be at stake on Wednesday when AS Monaco hosts Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar, with the winner potentially even matching the record of group-leader Virtus Segafredo Bologna if the latter falls in its game on Tuesday. Monaco will look to bounce back from its first loss of the season, 94-85 at Virtus last week. Damien Inglis scored a career-high 17 off the bench in the loss. Lokomotiv rolled to a 76-61 victory at MoraBanc Andorra in which Kevin Hervey and Alan Williams both posted double-doubles. 

Marquee matchup

Shooting guards Marcos Knight of Monaco and Jordan Crawford of Lokomotiv are key pieces for their respective teams and their head-to-head matchup will be something to watch. Knight is second on the team in scoring (14.3 ppg.), assists and steals (1.5 sp.g). Crawford leads Lokomotiv in scoring (15.8 ppg.) and his 11 If this game becomes a scoring battle, Knight and Crawford will be at the fore. 

Keys to victory: Monaco 

Monaco is tied for the league lead in steals (8.5 apg.) and has committed the second-fewest turnovers (9.8 per game). An aggressive defense that generates easy buckets and an efficient offense that does not turn the ball over is crucial against Lokomotiv. Where Monaco could use a boost is its three-point shooting, where its 32.2% is subpar. Knight (9.1%), J.J. O'Brien (22.2%) and Darral Willis (26.7%) are among those charged with raising that number knowing that a great night from downtown could make the difference this week. 

Keys to victory: Lokomotiv 

No team has frontcourt depth quite like Lokomotiv, which thanks to Williams, Hervey, Andrei Martiuk and Reggie Lynch, leads the EuroCup in rebounds (42.3 rpg.) and is tied for the most blocks (5.0 bpg.). Their intimidation has caused opposing teams to make only 38.4% of their two-pointers. The only shortcoming has been that by challenging so many shots, Lokomotiv has allowed a competition-high 16.0 offensive rebounds per game. With Mathias Lessort and Darral Willis lingering in the Monaco paint, cleaning up those offensive boards will be as important as ever.  

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AS Monaco
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 CARRINGTON, KHADEEN G 1.87 25
1 BOST, DEE G 1.88 31
2 CHOUPAS, YOHAN G 1.93 20
3 DEMAHIS, RUDY G 1.90 18
7 INGLIS, DAMIEN F 2.04 25
9 KNIGHT, MARCOS G 1.88 31
10 SAUNDERS, WESLEY G 1.96 27
11 NDOYE, ABDOULAYE G 2.01 22
13 RATTON, JORDAN F 2.04 18
15 YEGUETE, WILFRIED F 2.01 29
21 WILLIS, DARRAL F 2.06 24
22 O'BRIEN, JALEEL F 2.01 28
26 LESSORT, MATHIAS C 2.06 25
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
# Player Pos. H. Age
3 CUMMINGS, WILL G 1.83 28
5 HERVEY, KEVIN F 2.07 24
6 MOTOVILOV, GRIGORY G 1.91 22
9 KALNIETIS, MANTAS G 1.95 34
11 ILNITSKIY, STANISLAV F 2.00 26
15 WILLIAMS, ALAN C 2.01 27
18 KALINOV, VALERII C 2.12 21
19 KUZMINSKAS, MINDAUGAS F 2.05 31
22 LYNCH, REGGIE C 2.08 25
23 DOLININ, SERGEI F 2.04 20
24 SEREDA, DANIIL G 1.96 19
25 MARTIUK, ANDREI F 2.11 20
27 CRAWFORD, JORDAN G 1.93 32
31 PAUNIC, IVAN G 1.95 33
34 SYCHKOV, EGOR F 2.08 19
35 EMCHENKO, VLADISLAV G 1.94 21

Player Stats

Bost, D. / 17.0 Knight, M. / 14.3 Willis, D. / 13.3
Crawford, J. / 15.8 Cummings, W. / 14.0 Williams, A. / 13.8
Lessort, M. / 6.0
Williams, A. / 11.5 Lynch, R. / 6.5
Bost, D. / 5.5
Yeguete, W. / 1.8 Knight, M. / 1.5 Saunders, W. / 1.3
Lessort, M. / 1.3 O'Brien, J. / 0.5 Ndoye, A. / 0.5
Lynch, R. / 1.8 Williams, A. / 1.3 Martiuk, A. / 0.8
2PT
Lessort, M. / 65.0% Knight, M. / 64.9% Willis, D. / 50.0%
Kuzminskas, M. / 47.8% Crawford, J. / 45.8% Williams, A. / 45.2%
3PT
Bost, D. / 46.7% Carrington, K. / 31.3% Willis, D. / 26.7%
Crawford, J. / 42.3% Motovilov, G. / 33.3% Kalnietis, M. / 28.6%
FT
Lessort, M. / 64.0%
Cummings, W. / 68.2% Williams, A. / 65.4%
PIR
Bost, D. / 18.5 Lessort, M. / 17.0 Knight, M. / 13.5
Williams, A. / 19.3 Cummings, W. / 15.3 Crawford, J. / 12.8

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
86.3 Points 87.3
35.0 Rebounds 42.8
12.8 O. Rebounds 12.5
22.3 D. Rebounds 30.3
16.5 Assists 17.3
8.5 Steals 6.3
2.8 Blocks 5.0
57.4% 2PT 50.0%
32.2% 3PT 43.0%
68.8% FT 71.3%
100.3 PIR 105.0

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
72.8 Points 73.5
32.3 Rebounds 39.5
9.3 O. Rebounds 16.0
23.0 D. Rebounds 23.5
17.5 Assists 17.3
4.8 Steals 5.8
2.3 Blocks 4.5
49.0% 2PT 38.4%
37.5% 3PT 36.8%
84.1% FT 61.4%
73.3 PIR 66.5

Head Coaches

MITROVIC, ZVEZDAN
AS Monaco
"Lokomotiv has a EuroLeague-level roster and is one of the favorites of the EuroCup competition, like Virtus Bologna, it also operates with one of the biggest budgets of the league. Krasnodar is very efficient in offense, while scoring over 87 points on average. We will have to be very involved in defense and give our best to effort for this victory. It's a big challenge for my team."
PASHUTIN, EVGENY
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"Monaco are a serious team, who play aggressive basketball. The leaders of the team are fast guards Bost and Knight, as well as center Lessort, who moves very well, plays great in offense and can quickly return to defense. Monaco uses a wide rotation, a lot of players can show a solid game. We need to show concentration in defense as much as possible, control the rhythm of the game, and competently get out of the pressure. On offense, we have to play smart basketball, as we did in the last game when we made 33 assists. We will play only to win!"

Players

NDOYE, ABDOULAYE
AS Monaco
"After Virtus Bologna we will, again, face a EuroCup title contender. It'll be a great test for us. We will need to give maximum on the floor to get the home victory."
HERVEY, KEVIN
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"We spent a lot of time these days on the road, but with these great guys any trip only strengthens the team chemistry. It was a tough game against Zielona Gora, but these are the games that create character. We had a good ending and won the game. Now we are facing Monaco, one of the strongest teams in our group. New country, new rival, new challenge. We are ready to show a good game."

AS Monaco vs Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar

· This will be the first time that these two teams meet each other in the EuroCup.

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AS Monaco

Streaks
Dee Bost has hit at least one three-pointer in his last 10 EuroCup games.
Mathias Lessort has racked up a PIR of at least 12 in his last 14 EuroCup games.

Player Records
Damien Inglis posted his career high in points with 17 for Monaco against Virtus on October 21, 2020.
Wilfried Yeguete posted his career high in index rating with 14 for Monaco against Virtus on October 21, 2020.
Wilfried Yeguete posted his career high in steals with 3 for Monaco against Virtus on October 21, 2020.
Jaleel O´Brien posted his career high in minutes with 36 for Monaco against Virtus on October 21, 2020.
Damien Inglis posted his career high in steals with 5 for Limoges against Lokomotiv on November 14, 2018.

Season Rankings
Dee Bost is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 18.5 per game.
Bost is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 17.0 per game.
Bost is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with 5.5 per game.
Bost is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 3.5 per game.
Marcos Knight is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 64.8% .
Knight is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 6.0 per game.
Knight is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with 6.2 per game.
Mathias Lessort is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with 4.0 per game.
Lessort is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 65.0% .
Lessort is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with 1.2 per game.
Lessort is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with 64.6% .
Wilfried Yeguete is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with 1.7 per game.

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar

Streaks
Will Cummings has scored at least 10 points in his last 8 EuroCup games.
Alan Williams has pulled at least 9 rebounds in his last 8 EuroCup games.
Mantas Kalnietis has racked up a PIR of at least 10 in his last 6 EuroCup games.

Team Records
New Record, Lokomotiv recorded its highest team total rebounds in EuroCup play this century, 51, against Andorra on October 21, 2020.

Season Rankings
Alan Williams is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 19.2 per game.
Williams is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 4.7 per game.
Williams is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with 8.5 per game.
Williams is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with 11. per game.
Williams is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with 3.0 per game.
Williams is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with 1.2 per game.
Williams is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with 4.2 per game.
Jordan Crawford is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 15.7 per game.
Crawford is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with 5.5 per game.
Crawford is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with 1,000% .
Crawford is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 2.7 per game.
Mantas Kalnietis is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with 6.6 per game.
Reggie Lynch is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with 6.5 per game.
Lynch is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with 1.7 per game.
Will Cummings is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with 3.7 per game.

Sunday, October 25, 2020
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Head-to-head records

There are no previous games between these two teams.