This week saw Ryan Broekhoff and Lokomotiv Kuban light it up from downtown, Ben Madgen return from injury in the EuroCup, and Jonah Bolden’s Maccabi Tel Aviv earn a thrilling win against the reigning Spanish champions in EuroLeague…
Lokomotiv Kuban maintained their unblemished record in EuroCup following a narrow 84-89 win over ALBA Berlin [video highlights]. Lokomotiv put on a three-point shooting clinic, draining a club-record 15 treys to improve their record to 7-0. Leading the way was Australian sharpshooter Ryan Broekhoff, with the 6’7 forward connected on 5-6 from downtown in registering a EuroCup career-high 20 points with 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.
Broekhoff exploded for 15 second quarter points as he rained four three-pointers alongside a traditional three-point play to ensure Lokomotiv led by 5 points at half time. Things came right down to the wire, as the home side would not allow Lokomotiv to get away. Broekhoff pulled down a big offensive rebound in the final seconds, drawing an unsportsmanlike foul and sealing the win from the line