2015-16Regular SeasonRound 7
November 27, 2015 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 PIONIR

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
71.7 Points 83.8
34.2 Rebounds 39.5
12.3 O. Rebounds 14.5
21.8 D. Rebounds 25.0
16.3 Assists 17.8
6.7 Steals 5.2
3.5 Blocks 4.2
15.2 Turnovers 14.2
47.4 % 2PT 52.0 %
32.3 % 3PT 32.7 %
68.0 % FT 75.0 %
69.7 Index 94.2

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
14.0 / Miller Points 14.5 / Llull
6.3 / Miller Rebounds 8.3 / Ayon
2.8 / Zirbes OR 3.2 / Ayon
4.8 / Miller DR 5.2 / Ayon
8.3 / Jovic Assists 5.0 / Rodriguez
1.4 / Lazic Steals 1.0 / Ayon
2.3 / Miller Blocks 1.7 / Ayon
3.0 / Miller Turnovers 2.3 / Ayon
100.0 % / Simanic 2PT 66.7 % / Hernangomez
46.4 % / Simonovic 3PT 40.0 % / Fernandez
100.0 % / Simanic FT 100.0 % / Thompkins
14.2 / Zirbes Index 16.7 / Ayon


Ave.   Ave.
2-4 Regular Season 2-4
2-4 Overall 2-4


Crew Chief

The Take

This is a truly critical showdown for both teams. The reigning champion has allowed more points than anyone else (84.8 ppg.) and is also first in two-point shots allowed (23.2 per game) and second in three-point shooting percentage (40.7% 3FG allowed). Madrid, however, leads the Euroleague in free throws made (19.5) and offensive rebounds (14.5 orpg.) and is second in total boards (39.5 rpg.) and blocks (4.17 bpg.). Zvezda is near the bottom in defensive rebounds (21.8 drpg.) and third in fouls committed (22.8), with low shooting percentages in general (47.4% 2FG, 32.3% 3FG). Two of the best pass-first playmakers in Europe, Stefan Jovic and Sergio Rodriguez, will go face to face. Madrid has a more experienced frontcourt, led by Felipe Reyes, Gustavo Ayon and Andres Nocioni, and must play that card against Maik Zirbes and Vlado Stimac. Quincy Miller is helping Zvezda a lot on the boards (12 rebounds vs. Strasbourg) and his matchup against rebounds king Reyes will be one to follow closely. Madrid needs to get Sergio Llull, Jaycee Carroll and Rudy Fernandez involved at the wings, but Zvezda relies on Marko Guduric, Nikola Rebic and Ryan Thompson to stay aggressive on defense. Expect an amazing basketball atmosphere at Pionir Arena.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Game Notes

Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade

Stefan Jovic leads the Euroleague through six games this season with 8.3 assists per game.

Jovic has made 10 straight free throws in Euroleague games.

Gal Mekel was a teammate of Madrid big man Trey Thompkins last season at Nizhny Novogord.

In just his fourth Euroleague game last week, Quincy Miller exploded for 23 points on 5-of-10 three-point shooting plus, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks for a performance index rating of 32.

Real Madrid

Sergio Llull is ninth on the Euroleague’s all-time assists charts with 623 career assists. He needs 4 more assists to catch Marcelinho Huertas for eighth place. Sergio Rodriguez (619 assists) is ranked 10th.

Rudy Fernandez has made at least 1 three-pointer in 25 of his last 26 Euroleague games.

Fernandez has made 12 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.

Trey Thompkins has made 31 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.

Jaycee Carroll has made 11 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.

Carroll has made at least 1 three-pointer in five straight and 10 of his last 11 Euroleague games.

Sergio Llull has made at least 1 three-pointer in four straight and 12 of his last 13 Euroleague games.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Quotes Head Coaches

Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
"We expect a big show tomorrow. The defensing champs are coming to Pionir. Last season we also played against the champs (Maccabi) at home, so I hope the situation will happen again.We have to say it: besides all the problems we are having, we didn't get too lucky in this Euroleague. Now, the champs come to play us with them desperately needing a win if they want to be in the Top 16. We were outsiders to Bayern and Strasbourg but we managed to win one game and almost got there in the other. Now we know we have to play even better than that against Real Madrid. Our crowd is also our hope, since in Pionir they push us harder to play above our level. We need that against a team with players capable of anything. Unfortunately, we must take care of some injuries and we have been having that problem since day one. It's an added burden for us."
Real Madrid
"There are four rounds left and the group is real tight. We know we need wins, no matter if at home or on the road. We mus win thinking that Top 16 passage is at stake and probably will until the last day. It's also true that we will play a complicated gym like Pionir, with a great atmosphere and we play against a team that has changed a lot with the arrival of Miller and which is competitive having won in Munich and almost doing the same in Strasbourg. Thompkins is fine and has practiced with the group. Llull rested a couple of days to recover from the blow against Khimki after having played in the last Spanish League game, and Rudy has some back problems. He has not practiced as a precaution and we'll see if he can play. Crvena Zvezda has changed a lot since the start of the season. Schortsanitis and Mekel have left and Mitrovic is injured. They have Miller, who was not in Madrid, who is an open power forward. Jovic has grown a lot and generates game for the others and has the assists record in a Euroleague game, so everyone plays more liberated. They have a lot of strength in the paint with Zirbes and Stimac but now they play more open, with more space for the shooters and the backcourt players."


Real Madrid
"The atmosphere at the Pionir is always complicated for the visiting team. Crvena Zvezda has passionate fans and is a hungry team who wants to do well in front of its people. They are fighting to stay alive in the Euroleague and we'll have a difficult game. To beat Crvena Zvezda we will have to pay attention to details and the most important aspects of the game. We must think about ourselves and what every one of us can contribute. Defense is still the aspect we have to pay more attention to. We must play better defense, be more aggressive and put more energy into it, but in offense we must also move the ball more to get better shots."
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  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
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
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