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Ryan Broekhoff hit four three-pointers to help Lokomotiv Kuban to a 71-67 win over Kalev/Cramo in the VTB United League. The fourteenth-ranked Estonian visitors proved to be an unexpected challenge for the in-form Lokomotiv. The visitors led for the majority of the match, including by 1 point heading into the final quarter before Lokomotiv did what they needed to secure the win. It was one of those games where a good team has a very average day against an average team and grinds out the victory anyway. Broekhoff hit almost half of Lokomotiv's total three-pointers (9), as the swingman was only 4/12 from the field but 4/8 from behind the arc on his way to an equal team-high 14 points. He also had an impact all over the court, with 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 turnovers in a complete performance. Broekhoff's rebounding enabled Lokomotiv extra possessions, which they needed badly to make up for their poor free-throw (12/24) and field-goal shooting (37%). Lokomotiv remains in third spot on the league table with an 18-6 record.

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