2019-20Regular SeasonRound 7
November 13, 2019 CET: 19:45
Local time: 19:45 PALASPORT TALIERCIO
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Records

4-2 Regular Season 2-4
4-2 Overall 2-4

Referees

Crew Chief
PEREZ, EMILIO
Umpire 1
DRAGOJEVIC, IGOR
Umpire 2
BAUMANIS, INGUS

The Take

Umana Reyer Venice hosts Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar on Wednesday evening in a pivotal game for both teams. Reyer, which has won four games in a row, cannot advance to the Top 16 this week, but a win would put it on the verge of a spot in the next stage. Its last loss came in Round 2 at the hands of Lokomotiv 77-63. Sam Dekker shined with 15 points for the winners that night. Lokomotiv has now dropped three straight decisions.

Marquee matchup

The matchup in the paint will be an interesting one; Reyer’s Mitchell Watt comes off a career game with 27 points on nearly perfect shooting plus 5 rebounds and 5 assists to win MVP of the Round honors. Lokomotiv's Alan Williams is third in the competition in rebounding (8.2 rpg.). They are players with different styles, but a big game from either player could have a major impact on the outcome.

Keys to victory: Reyer

Reyer has not been in a game decided in the final seconds yet this season, but its free-throw struggles (59.8%) could be a problem in such a contest. Both teams have committed 14.2 turnovers so far this season; if Jeremy Chappell, Julyan Stone and co. can limit those turnovers, it will be a boon for the hosts.

Keys to victory: Lokomotiv

Lokomotiv is in a tough spot playing against a great defensive team which has held teams to 30.2% three-point shooting. Lokomotiv is shooting only 30.7% on threes and is now without injured sharpshooter Vitaly Fridzon. The struggles from the outside have hindered Lokomotiv's strong frontline because defenses have been able to pack the paint. A good shooting night from Dmitry Kulagin, Mantas Kalnietis and Will Cimmings could shake things up.

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Umana Reyer Venice
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 UDANOH, IKE F 2.01 30
3 CASARIN, DAVIDE G 1.92 16
5 STONE, JULYAN G 1.98 30
6 BRAMOS, MICHAEL F 1.96 32
7 TONUT, STEFANO G 1.94 26
8 BERDINI, NICOLA G 1.83 15
9 DAYE, AUSTIN F 2.11 31
10 DE NICOLAO, ANDREA G 1.85 28
12 FILLOY, ARIEL G 1.90 32
14 VIDMAR, GASPER C 2.10 32
21 CHAPPELL, JEREMY G 1.91 32
22 MAZZOLA, VALERIO F 2.05 31
29 PELLEGRINO, FRANCESCO C 2.11 28
30 CERELLA, BRUNO G 1.94 33
31 POSSAMAI, LUCA C 2.08 18
50 WATT, MITCHELL C 2.08 29
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

Player Stats

Watt, M. / 13.5 Daye, A. / 13.2 Bramos, M. / 11.8
Dekker, S. / 14.7 O'Bryant, J. / 12.8 Kulagin, D. / 12.8
Daye, A. / 5.5 Stone, J. / 5.0 Bramos, M. / 4.8
Stone, J. / 3.4 Chappell, J. / 2.8
Chappell, J. / 1.7 Daye, A. / 1.2 Stone, J. / 1.0
Cummings, W. / 1.2 Dekker, S. / 1.2 Kulagin, D. / 1.0
Watt, M. / 1.0 Daye, A. / 0.5 Vidmar, G. / 0.5
Williams, A. / 0.8 Dekker, S. / 0.5
2PT
Watt, M. / 60.0 % Daye, A. / 56.5 %
Dekker, S. / 71.4 % Williams, A. / 53.7 % Cummings, W. / 48.9 %
3PT
Stone, J. / 53.8 % Chappell, J. / 50.0 % Bramos, M. / 45.9 %
O'Bryant, J. / 33.3 % Dekker, S. / 31.3 % Kulagin, D. / 29.6 %
FT
Watt, M. / 66.7 %
Williams, A. / 80.8 %
PIR
Daye, A. / 13.5 Watt, M. / 13.5 Bramos, M. / 12.0
Dekker, S. / 17.7 Williams, A. / 16.3 Kulagin, D. / 13.0

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
76.5 Points 78.5
36.5 Rebounds 36.7
10.0 O. Rebounds 12.0
26.5 D. Rebounds 24.7
18.7 Assists 19.5
5.5 Steals 6.0
3.3 Blocks 2.0
56.1 % 2PT 51.7 %
36.5 % 3PT 30.7 %
59.8 % FT 79.7 %
81.3 PIR 85.2

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
72.3 Points 78.2
36.5 Rebounds 34.3
12.5 O. Rebounds 11.7
24.0 D. Rebounds 22.7
17.5 Assists 18.8
6.8 Steals 8.0
2.3 Blocks 3.8
44.5 % 2PT 52.8 %
30.2 % 3PT 29.6 %
70.7 % FT 74.4 %
81.3 PIR 88.8

Head Coaches

DE RAFFAELE, WALTER
Umana Reyer Venice
"Lokomotiv Kuban is one of the most talented and toughest teams in our group and in the whole competition. They have a lot of expert players that play for their national teams, moreover they just signed Kuzminskas, former Milano and Olympiacos. It’s going to be for sure a physical and athletic game. I think rebounds will be an important key to control the game."

Players

UDANOH, IKE
Umana Reyer Venice
"In the first game against Kuban mentally we were not good enough, we came out slow and Lokomotiv took advantage of that, we was slow on every loose ball and rebounding. I think we have to learn from that game and we need to be focus and approach the game with the right mindset. I think the mental preparedness of grinding is the most important thing, anything else come out as a consequence."

Umana Reyer Venice vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar

· This is just the second time that these two teams play each other in the EuroCup.

· The first time they met, earlier this season, Loko took a home win by 77-63, as Sam Dekker had 15 points.

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Umana Reyer Venice

Streaks
Michael Bramos has hit at least one three in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Mitchell Watt has scored at least 10 points in his last 5 EuroCup games.

Player Records
New Record, Julyan Stone of reyer recorded 11 total rebounds in EuroCup play this century, against Partizan on November 5, 2019.
New Record, Mitchell Watt of reyer recorded 11 2-pointers made in EuroCup play this century, against Partizan on November 5, 2019.

Season Rankings
Austin Daye is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with 4.6 per game.
Jeremy Chappell is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with 1.6 per game.
Julyan Stone is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 53.8% .
Michael Bramos is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 2.8 per game.
Mitchell Watt is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with 1.0 per game.
Watt is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 5.0 per game.

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar

Streaks
Sam Dekker has scored at least 12 points in his 6 EuroCup games.
Dekker has racked a PIR of at least 11 in his 6 EuroCup games.
Johnny O'Bryant has hit at least one three in his 6 EuroCup games.
Dmitry Kulagin has dished at least 3 assists in his last 5 EuroCup games.

Season Rankings
Alan Williams is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with 3.5 per game.
Williams is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with 60.1% .
Williams is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with 80.7% .
Williams is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with 2.6 per game.
Williams is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with 5.5 per game.
Williams is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with 8.1 per game.
Sam Dekker is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with 59.8% .
Dekker is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goal % with 60.3% .
Dekker is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 17.6 per game.
Dekker is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 5.0 per game.
Dekker is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with 5.8 per game.
Dekker is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 71.4% .

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
0 - 1
Umana Reyer Venice Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
* overall record in EuroCup since 2002
Umana Reyer Venice
Home record vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar: 0-0
Away record vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar: 0-1
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
Home record vs. Umana Reyer Venice: 1-0
Away record vs. Umana Reyer Venice: 0-0

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2019-20 09 October 2019 Regular Season Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 77 - 63 Umana Reyer Venice