Regular Season Round 2 - October 18, 2001 CET: 20:30 Local time: 20:30 - PABELLON RAIMUNDO SAPORTA

Records

Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final Four 0-0
0-0 Top 16 0-0
0-0 Regular Season 0-0
1-0 Overall 0-1

Referees

Crew Chief
STOKES, RICHARD, England
Referee
ROTH, ANDREAS, Australia
Umpire
GKONTAS, SPIROS, Greece

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
82.0 Points 91.0
26.0 Rebounds 35.0
2.0 O. Rebounds 13.0
24.0 D. Rebounds 22.0
7.0 Assists 9.0
2.0 Steals 7.0
2.0 Blocks 0.0
12.0 Turnovers 13.0
69.0 % 2PT 42.1 %
72.7 % 3PT 47.1 %
75.0 % FT 90.5 %
63.0 Index 56.0

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
15.0 / VUKCEVIC, DUSAN Points 31.0 / Lakovic
8.0 / TARLAC, DRAGAN Rebounds 11.0 / SKELIN, MATE
1.0 / ANGULO, ALBERTO OR 5.0 / SKELIN, MATE
8.0 / TARLAC, DRAGAN DR 6.0 / SKELIN, MATE
2.0 / Lopez Assists 4.0 / SKELIN, MATE
1.0 / Lopez Steals 3.0 / GRUM, SAMO
2.0 / TABAK, ZAN Blocks 0.0 / SKELIN, MATE
5.0 / STRUELENS, ERIC Turnovers 3.0 / GNJIDIC, BORIS
100.0 % / DJORDJEVIC, ALEKSANDAR 2PT 87.5 % / Lakovic
100.0 % / VUKCEVIC, DUSAN 3PT 60.0 % / SAMANIC, MARKO
100.0 % / TARLAC, DRAGAN FT 100.0 % / Lakovic
17.0 / VUKCEVIC, DUSAN Index 27.0 / Lakovic

Quotes Head Coaches

Players

The biggest surprise of Thursday night came in Group C where Krka Novo Mesto, the qualifier from Slovenia, shocked Real Madrid and its 3,000 fans with an 87-93 upset that won't be forgotten soon in the Spanish capital. A star was born in Madrid on Thursday. He goes by the name of Jaka Lakovic. The 23-year-old point guard from Novo Mesto lit up the floor for 38 points and controlled the game on his team's offensive end. The young Lakovic's leadership, a solid inside game and a complete lack of nerves led Novo Mesto to perhaps the biggest victory in its history. As such, Novo Mesto improved to 1-1 in Group C, just a single shot from an undefeated record after having qualified for the Euroleague in late September. Madrid, whose record is now 1-1, was led by Raúl López wtih 22 points and Dusan Vukcevic with 20.

With Lakovic and his young teammates taking the shots without thinking twice, plus a hard-working inside game, Krka Novo Mesto earned the rare privilege of winning in its first visit to the home of Real Madrid. The host team's lack of consistency was worrying to the fans. Coming off a Spanish League home loss to Tau Cerámica, Sergio Scariolo designed a starting five which resembled the one of last season, with only Dragan Tarlac present among the offseason acquisitions. It didn't matter because Real Madrid fell again with no excuses. With Tarlac defending the best center of the Slovenian, Mate Skelin, and with effective penetrations by Raúl López, Madrid played its role quite convincingly and with some easy lay ups took a 15-7 lead. Nevertheless, the first rotations on the Novo Mesto bench forged the first lead for Krka after an 0-6 run for a 20-22 edge. That's when Real Madrid started showing signs of being anything but concentrated. Right after taking the lead, Krka extended its run by another 7 points, 0-13 in all, to push ahead 20-29.

Real turned to its reserve players and some good shooting by Dusan Vukcevic plus better defense gave the crowd a little hope. Still, none of it was enough to stop Krka from leading through the half and staging another blitz in the third quarter, sparked by a third three-pointer by Lakovic. With that shot, Lakovic was already up to 20 points. He then assisted Samo Grum on another bomb and added two more free throws to put an 18-point lead on the scoreboard, 35-53, after 24 minutes.

After anguish took over the Madrid players, Vukcevic led his new teammates on an 11-0 run which put Real back into the game, 46-53. The game even got tighter when the deficit decreased to three points only, 54-57, but it was like a dream. Two offensive charges and an unsportsmanlike foul were used by Novo Mesto to put things back into their place. This was the final stroke that ended Madrid's chances. The soundtrack played the complaints of the Madrid crowd and the foreground showed only resignation on the faces of home team.
Thursday, October 18, 2001
J.M., Madrid
Referees: STOKES, RICHARD (ENG), ROTH, ANDREAS (AUS), GKONTAS, SPIROS (GRE)
Attendance: 3500
By Quarter1234
Real Madrid20152428
KRKA Novo Mesto22202625
End of Quarter1234
Real Madrid20355987
KRKA Novo Mesto22426893
Head coach: SCARIOLO, SERGIO
Real Madrid
# Player Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Bl Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
4 ANGULO, ALBERTO 14:19   0/2       3 3     3     3 1 -4
5 STRUELENS, ERIC 20:28 4     4/4 1   1 1   3 2   2 3 6
6 DJORDJEVIC, ALEKSANDAR 13:53 4 2/2 0/1   1   1 1   1     2 3 5
7 ANGULO, LUCIO 16:15 6 3/5 0/2   1 2 3 1 1 2     5 1 1
8 VUKCEVIC, DUSAN 29:29 20 2/3 3/5 7/14 1   1 1 4 3 1   1 9 22
9 TABAK, ZAN 13:11 3 1/3   1/7 2 3 5     2   1 1 4  
11 HERREROS, ALBERTO 21:01 9 1/3 1/4 4/4 1 1 2 1 3 1     2 2 9
12 TARLAC, DRAGAN 29:20 9 1/5   7/10 1 2 3     3 2 1 4 9 8
13 LLORENTE, TONIN 0:20                         1   -1
14 LOPEZ, RAUL 29:40 22 5/9 2/5 6/6   3 3 3 3 2     5 3 20
15 ITURBE, IKER 12:04 10 0/1 2/3 4/4 2 3 5     1     5 4 11
16 HERNANDEZ-SONSECA, EDU DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team                                
Totals 200:00 87 15/33 8/20 33/49 10 17 27 8 11 21 5 2 31 39 77
45.5% 40% 67.3%
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
Head coach: SPAHIJA, NEVEN
KRKA Novo Mesto
# Player Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Bl Fouls PIR
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
4 ANZULOVIC, VLADIMIR 14:05 6 1/2 1/3 1/1       1   2   1 3 3 1
5 GNJIDIC, BORIS 12:39 4 1/3   2/4   1 1     2     5 4 -2
6 SKELIN, MATE 21:06 8 3/7   2/4 2 5 7     2   2 4 5 6
7 LAKOVIC, JAKA 40:00 38 5/8 4/5 16/19   4 4 7 4 5     1 15 55
8 JELESIJEVIC, NEMANJA 1:57                   1     2   -3
9 DAVISON, BENETT 30:45 8 4/11     3 5 8 1 1 2 1   5   5
10 GRUM, SAMO 30:04 9 1/2 2/5 1/2   2 2 2 1 1     5 3 6
11 DROBNJAK, DRAGISA 14:22 5 1/3 1/1   1 1 2 1 2 1   1 5   1
12 MIRKOVIC, MILOS 9:42 4 2/6     2 3 5         1 1   3
13 CAPIN, ALEKSANDAR 8:50 4 2/2   0/2         1 1     3 1  
14 SAMANIC, MARKO 16:30 7 2/3 1/2   2 2 4 1   2 1   5   4
Team                                
Totals 200:00 93 22/47 9/16 22/32 10 23 33 13 9 19 2 5 39 31 76
46.8% 56.3% 68.8%
This game is not yet played

Head Coaches

SCARIOLO, SERGIO
Real Madrid
"It seems that we were not able to find the right mental path to victory. We have moments of excessive pressure combined with some others of excessive relaxation. But we didn't find the balance between these two. Lakovic was unstoppable tonight, not only because of his 38 points but because he generated 50 of the 93 points converted by Krka."
PIPAN, ALES
KRKA Novo Mesto
"Real Madrid is the strongest team we ever played against. That's why we had nothing to lose, and in the end it was an incredible game, not only because of Lakovic, but all the team, which played an excellent defense and was strong in rebounding. It's a day that will become part of our history."

Players

LOPEZ, RAUL
Real Madrid
"The worst of it all is the image of us that the crowd got. We had no lack of concentration, our problem was that it's hard for us to get into the game, and when we manage to do it, we don't have enough time."
LAKOVIC, JAKA
KRKA Novo Mesto
"I didn't expect to play so well tonight. We all knew that Real Madrid was the big favorite to win this game and that's why we walked out to the court without any pressure. We were relaxed and with the only idea of playing good basketball, that was our main aim. After some time we saw that with a good defense and rebounding we would win the game"
No pictures yet
There is no video yet
No tv schedules yet