2019-20Regular SeasonRound 3
October 16, 2019 CET: 18:30
Local time: 19:30 BASKET HALL
Russian Federation: MATCH! TV
Bulgaria: MAX SPORT 2
France: RMC SPORT 3
Balkans: SPORTKLUB1
Spain: DAZN Spain (live streaming)
Africa: ESPN
United States of America: FloHoops (live streaming)
Georgia: SILK SPORT 2 HD
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Greece: NOVASPORTS 4HD

Records

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

Referees

Crew Chief
PEREZ, MIGUEL ANGEL
Umpire 1
HORDOV, TOMISLAV
Umpire 2
DRAGOJEVIC, IGOR

The Take

In a clash to remain at least tied for second place in Group B, Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar hosts Limoges CSP on Wednesday. Lokomotiv won its home opener last week 77-63 against Umana Reyer Venice through strong defense and four scorers in double figures, led by Sam Dekker with 15 points. Limoges also aced its home opener with great defense, 82-61 against Rytas Vilnius. Lokomotiv is undefeated in four previous games against Limoges.

Marquee matchup

Semaj Christon is off to a dynamite start in his first EuroCup season for Limoges with 20.0 points, 5.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game. Lokomotiv will turn to veteran playmaker and former EuroCup champ Will Cummings to organize its offense and keep Christon in check. The two guards are key components in their team's plans at both ends and a decisive performance by either player could have a great impact on this game.

Keys to victory: Lokomotiv

It is clear that Lokomotiv's offense has not yet rounded into form. Despite its 81.5 points per game, shooting 46.2% on two-pointers and 37.2% from downtown is not what the Lokomotiv attack was built for. But there are enough strong shooters to raise those numbers in short order. Playing at home, if Lokomotiv can fin its shooting rhythm, it will be in good shape.

Keys to victory: Limoges

Lokomotiv is second in the EuroCup in rebounding (41.5 rpg.) and offensive boards (14.0 orpg.) and Limoges has allowed the third-most offensive rebounds (12.5 orpg.) this season. It is imperative for Limoges that big guys Jerry Boutsiele, Brian Conklin, Atoumane Diagne and Marcus Ginyard close that rebounding gap to have a shot at an upset on the road.

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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
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
Limoges CSP
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 MBALA, BENOIT F 2.02 24
1 GINYARD, MARCUS F 1.96 32
5 CRUSOL, TIMOTHE G 1.92 18
6 CHRISTON, SEMAJ G 1.91 26
9 VARANAUSKAS, OVIDIJUS G 1.88 28
10 INVERNIZZI, HUGO F 1.98 26
12 DIAGNE, ATOUMANE C 2.15 20
14 CONKLIN, BRIAN C 1.98 30
15 LANG, NICOLAS F 1.98 29
16 BOUTSIELE, JERRY C 2.08 26
17 MOUJIB, BADR F 2.05 18
20 HAWMMOND, SYDNEY C 2.13 19
31 CARENE, MAXIME F 2.09 18
44 SANFORD, VINCENT G 1.90 28

Player Stats

Kulagin, D. / 16.5 O'Bryant, J. / 14.5 Dekker, S. / 13.5
Christon, S. / 20.0 Sanford, V. / 13.5 Invernizzi, H. / 10.0
Dekker, S. / 2.5 O'Bryant, J. / 1.5 Apic, D. / 1.0
Christon, S. / 3.0 Ginyard, M. / 1.5 Lang, N. / 0.5
Dekker, S. / 1.0 Apic, D. / 0.5 O'Bryant, J. / 0.5
2PT
Ivlev, V. / 100.0 % Ilnitskiy, S. / 100.0 % Dekker, S. / 75.0 %
Christon, S. / 61.9 % Boutsiele, J. / 60.0 % Lang, N. / 50.0 %
3PT
Dekker, S. / 50.0 % Fridzon, V. / 50.0 % O'Bryant, J. / 41.7 %
Ginyard, M. / 66.7 % Sanford, V. / 66.7 % Invernizzi, H. / 50.0 %
FT
Dekker, S. / 100.0 % Apic, D. / 100.0 % Kulagin, D. / 90.9 %
Boutsiele, J. / 100.0 % Sanford, V. / 100.0 % Conklin, B. / 66.7 %
PIR
Dekker, S. / 20.0 Williams, A. / 18.0 O'Bryant, J. / 16.5
Christon, S. / 20.0 Boutsiele, J. / 16.0 Sanford, V. / 12.0

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
81.5 Points 76.5
41.5 Rebounds 34.0
14.0 O. Rebounds 10.0
27.5 D. Rebounds 24.0
21.5 Assists 18.0
6.5 Steals 7.5
2.5 Blocks 1.0
46.2 % 2PT 48.8 %
37.2 % 3PT 46.3 %
87.9 % FT 70.0 %
94.0 PIR 80.0

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
77.5 Points 72.5
33.5 Rebounds 37.0
9.5 O. Rebounds 12.5
24.0 D. Rebounds 24.5
19.5 Assists 18.5
7.5 Steals 4.0
3.5 Blocks 2.5
54.3 % 2PT 46.8 %
29.8 % 3PT 38.5 %
71.4 % FT 60.9 %
88.0 PIR 84.0

Head Coaches

BANCHI, LUCA
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"Limoges arrives in Krasnodar after a very important home victory over Rytas, which showed the great potential of the team. We must demonstrate the same attitude and concentration level as in the game against Venice last week. Because with a different attitude it is very difficult to win, especially a team of this level. Limoges is a very athletic team with good performers. We are slightly inferior to the opponent in size, so we need to match this with our mobility and aggressive team play. We need to play very high quality basketball to impose our game on an opponent."

Players

O'BRYANT, JOHNNY
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"Limoges is a great team that likes to play fast tempo basketball. We are preparing for the game, working hard, need this win. Draw conclusions after the last match in the domestic League and should play as one team."

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. Limoges CSP

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

· Lokomotiv holds a perfect 4-0 against Limoges so far, with four wins in the four times these two teams have met in the last two seasons.

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Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar

Player Records
Will Cummings posted his career high in minutes with 32 for Lokomotiv against Reyer on October 9, 2019.

Season Rankings
Alan Williams is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 5.0 per game.
Williams is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with 4.5 per game.
Williams is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with 11. per game.
Williams is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with 7.0 per game.
Dmitry Kulagin is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 16.5 per game.
Kulagin is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with 5.0 per game.
Johnny O'Bryant is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with 8.0 per game.
O'Bryant is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with 7.0 per game.
Sam Dekker is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 20.0 per game.
Dekker is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with 2.5 per game.
Stanislav Ilnitskiy is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goal % with 100.% .
Ilnitskiy is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with 100.% .
Vitaly Fridzon is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with 600.0% .
Vladimir Ivlev is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goal % with 100.% .
Ivlev is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with 100.% .

All-Time Rankings
Mantas Kalnietis ranks 35th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 203.2% assist-turnover ratio total for his career.
Vitaly Fridzon ranks 19th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 87.2% free throws % total for his career.
Vladimir Ivlev ranks 37th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 102 offensive rebounds total for his career.

Limoges CSP

Player Records
Jerry Boutsiele posted his career high in assists with 4 for Limoges against Rytas on October 9, 2019.

Season Rankings
Hugo Invernizzi is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 3.0 per game.
Jerry Boutsiele is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with 3.5 per game.
Boutsiele is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with 600.0% .
Semaj Christon is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 20.0 per game.
Christon is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 6.5 per game.
Christon is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with 8.0 per game.
Christon is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with 3.0 per game.

All-Time Rankings
Nicolas Lang ranks 49th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 41.9% 3-pointers % total for his career.

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
4 - 0
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar Limoges CSP
* overall record in EuroCup since 2002
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
Home record vs. Limoges CSP: 2-0
Away record vs. Limoges CSP: 2-0
Limoges CSP
Home record vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar: 0-2
Away record vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar: 0-2

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2018-19 14 November 2018 Regular Season Limoges CSP 64 - 72 Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
2018-19 10 October 2018 Regular Season Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 82 - 64 Limoges CSP
2017-18 15 November 2017 Regular Season Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 81 - 55 Limoges CSP
2017-18 11 October 2017 Regular Season Limoges CSP 61 - 63 Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar