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24.03.2011, 19:30h
24.03.2011, 19:30h
86-68
26 - 1420 - 1825 - 1615 - 20
26 - 1420 - 1825 - 1615 - 20
Venue: Krasnodar (RUS) |
Spectators: 2700 |
Referees: Seffi Shemmesh (ISR), Juris Kokainis (LAT), Aleksandar Glisic (SRB)

GAME REPORT


Kuban Sweep Dunkerque, Reach Final Four

Lokomotiv Kuban completed a 2-0 sweep of BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque on Thursday night to seal a place in the EuroChallenge Final Four.

After needing overtime to win the opening game of the Quarter-Final series, 92-91, at Gravelines on Tuesday, Kestutis Kemzura's Lokomotiv returned to Krasnodar and cruised to an 86-68 victory.

Jeremiah Massey poured in 15 of his team-high 18 points in the first half for the hosts, who led by as many as 16 before going to the break with a 46-32 lead.

The French, playing without injured duo Yannick Bokolo and Mo Sene, closed the gap to 52-39 with 6:46 to go in the third quarter.

Lokomotiv then delivered the knockout punch.

A Massey three-ball ignited an 8-0 that was capped by Alexey Surovtsev's shot from the arc for a 60-39 lead with 5:43 to play in the third frame.

The advantage ballooned to 28 in the third quarter before Lokomotiv settled for an 18-point triumph.

Lokomotiv got 17 points and eight rebounds from Mike Wilkinson, 16 points from Alando Tucker, 11 from Lionel Chalmers and 10 from Surovtsev.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Lokomotiv Kuban vs. BCM Gravelines Dunkerque

Lokomotiv Kuban head coach, Kestutis Kemzura:
"Congratulations to the fans and the team on qualifying to the EuroChallenge Final Four! We played an excellent match tonight. We corrected our mistakes in defense. All the guys played well. But I would single out Jeremiah Massey. He has done a lot of work. Firstly it was Jeremiah who stopped one of the French leaders, Akpomedah. Alando Tucker was also perfect. He worked everywhere. The third quarter was a decisive one in this match. We deserved this win. We are very happy that our team is one of the best four of the EuroChallenge.

Lokomotiv Kuban, guard Goran Jeretin:
"This was a good game tonight. We did our best to rehabilitate ourselves in the fans' eyes after three defeats and we were awarded with the Final Four. We have enough time to get ready for the next step. And thanks a lot to our favourite fans."

 

Accumulated statistics

60.7%

34/56
FG
M/A

44.8%

26/58

68.3%

28/41
FG2P
M/A

54.3%

19/35

40.0%

6/15
FG3P
M/A

30.4%

7/23

75.0%

12/16
FT
M/A

64.3%

9/14

37

11/26
RT
RO/RD

25

7/18

19

AS

11

12

TO

12

6

ST

5

3

BS

4

22

PF

16

86

Pts

68

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