Lokomotiv Kuban hammers Enisey in Krasnodar

Lokomotiv Kuban defeated Enisey at home in the VTB United League – 106:57. Jonas Maciulis got 22 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, and 34 PIR.

The teams started the game in a relaxed rhythm. Enisey took the lead but Krasnodar soon got an 8-point advantage. Okulov had to take a timeout but it didn’t work. After the break, Loko’s advantage reached 14 points. At the end of the quarter, Enisey caught up Lokomotiv due to accurate free throws. However, the result of the first period was 25:10 in favor of Krasnodar.

In the second quarter, Krasnoyarsk improved the shooting quality and started to cut in the paint. But it didn’t bother Loko. Our team imposed its own game rhythm on the opponent. Ragland and Lacey successfully ran away from any guard. Qvale and Elegar left no chances to Kanygin and Meiers. Maciulis made incredible assists and even no-look passes. 45:31 ahead of the second half of the game.

In the third period, Jonas Maciulis got 16 points by the mid of the quarter. Enisey didn’t know how to stop the Lithuanian. The game seemed to be over at the point as Krasnodar’s advantage grew to 30 points.

The hosts dominated in the last quarter. Sasa Obradovic was watching the game, sitting on the bench. Loko’s advantage reached 50 points. Khvostov shot two and brought the 100th point to Loko. The final score was 106:57. Loko showed its best in the last game of the regular season.

Саша Обрадович, главный тренер ПБК «Локомотив-Кубань»

- Congrats to my team. We did a good job today. We respected the opponent and stayed focus for all 40 minutes. We have some inner problems. Maciulis had only two practices this week. Kulagin got some injury but he will be alright next week. Of course these are hits on the team chemistry. But I have to give a big credit to my players who showed their maximum this week and practiced for more than 100 per cent. It’s a good result ahead of play off.


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