Lokomotiv Kuban vs. Gran Canaria. EuroCup. Preview

On March 6th, Lokomotiv Kuban meets Herbalife Gran Canaria in the first game of EuroCup quarterfinals. Krasnodar is still the only unbeaten team of the championship and doesn’t intend to break the tradition in play-offs.

The Take

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar and Gran Canaria have been woven into the fabric of the 7DAYS EuroCup as two of the most-accomplished franchises in the history of the competition, but only one of them will reach the semifinals this season. Both teams have faced each other four times in the history of the EuroCup, and share a 2-2 record to date.

These two teams have been among the most productive in the EuroCup this season; Gran Canaria is second in performance index rating at 103.7 per game and Lokomotiv is third at 97.4. Gran Canaria leads the EuroCup in scoring with 89.5 point per game, which is the 10th best average in EuroCup history, and the third-best among teams with at least 16 games played.


Loko remains the only undefeated team this season (16-0), while Granca has reached the elimination rounds with a 9-7 mark.

Gran Canaria will have to make do without the services of top gun Marcus Eriksson (15.4 ppg.), who suffered a wrist injury while playing for the Sweden national team last week.

With Eriksson missing, DJ Seeley (11.4 ppg.) becomes a go-to guy for the guests together with center Ondrej Balvin (10.7 ppg. and 7.4 rpg.) and point guard Gal Mekel (9.5 ppg., 5.1 apg.).

Joe Ragland leads Loko (12.3 ppg., 4.7 apg.) alongside Ryan Broekhoff (12.3 ppg.) and Trevor Lacey (10.1 ppg.).


Sasa Obradovic, Head Coach of PBC Lokomotiv Kuban

— Very competitive and deep bench team, everyone has role in the team and all 12 players are in rotation to keep high rhythm of the game thru the season. A probably the most dangerous opponent we play in Eurocup with big pressure on us to win the first game . I expect hard and must win for us game.

Lokomotiv Kuban will hold first play-off game of EuroCup in Krasnodar on March 6th, at 8:00 p.m.


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