Regular Season Round 3 - October 31, 2014 CET: 20:15 Local time: 20:15 - AUDI DOME

Records

Ave.   Ave.
1-1 Regular Season 0-2
1-1 Overall 0-2

Referees

Crew Chief
HIERREZUELO, DANI, Spain
Referee
KOROMILAS, ELIAS, Greece
Umpire
PERUGA, CARLOS, Spain

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
81.0 Points 68.5
37.5 Rebounds 40.0
8.0 O. Rebounds 19.0
29.5 D. Rebounds 21.0
16.0 Assists 10.5
4.5 Steals 4.5
1.5 Blocks 2.0
11.0 Turnovers 10.0
48.1 % 2PT 44.4 %
43.5 % 3PT 22.2 %
74.3 % FT 71.4 %
85.0 Index 69.0

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
16.5 / Djedovic Points 13.0 / Gentile
10.0 / Bryant Rebounds 8.0 / Samuels
2.0 / Bryant OR 4.5 / Samuels
8.0 / Bryant DR 3.5 / Gentile
4.0 / Djedovic Assists 4.0 / Gentile
1.5 / Savanovic Steals 1.0 / Gentile
1.0 / Bryant Blocks 1.0 / James
4.0 / Micic Turnovers 2.0 / Gentile
100.0 % / Jagla 2PT 85.7 % / James
66.7 % / Savanovic 3PT 50.0 % / Brooks
100.0 % / Gavel FT 100.0 % / Moss
21.0 / Djedovic Index 12.5 / Samuels

THE TAKE

It’s the German champion against the Italian champion. Bayern comes off its first win and looks to add another while protecting its home floor. Dusko Savanovic led the charge last week and forward figures to play an important role going forward. John Bryant anchors Bayern inside, while Nihad Djedovic attacks from the wing. EA7 Milan has weapons to match with Linas Kleiza an effective scorer in Savanovic’s mold, Samardo Samuels and Shawn James splitting time in the paint and Alessandro Gentile seemingly getting better from game to game. Daniel Hackett dominates from the visiting backcourt as it waits for newcomers Joe Ragland and MarShon Brooks to heat up. Bayern has depth at guard with Anon Gavel, Heiko Schaffartzik and Vasilije Micic and Coach Pesic will look to maximize on that rotation to increase his team’s chances of a second straight win.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Quotes Head Coaches

PESIC, SVETISLAV
FC Bayern Munich
"Milan is a very well-coached team. They play real team basketball with a good balance between offense and defense. We have to prevent their defensive rebounding and find our offensive rhythm from the beginning. I am expecting a really tough game."
BANCHI, LUCA
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
"The game in Munich will be very difficult, principally because our opponent is very good. They were able to get very close to the playoffs last season and then they re-signed the same coaching staff and many players. The first two games showed they're in a good moment. So it will be very difficult to compete in a game similar to a do-or-die battle. We know that by winning we'll be get the perfect push to get closer to the Top 16."

Players

SAVANOVIC, DUSKO
FC Bayern Munich
"Milan has a great team, although they have not reached their full potential yet. They will get better from game to game, so we are lucky to play them at home at this early time of the season."
SAMUELS, SAMARDO
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
"We need to raise our level and win in Munich. It'll be essential to stay patient and keep working because by working like that we'll get where we want to get."

Game Notes

FC Bayern Munich
Dusko Savanovic needs 1 more three-pointer to reach the century mark for his Euroleague career.
Savanovic scored a career-high 22 points against EA7 Milan on opening night last season. He led his team at the time, Anadolu Efes Istanbul, to an 87-67 victory.
Bryce Taylor has at least 1 steal in six straight Euroleague games.
Nihad Djedovic has made at least 1 three-pointer in seven straight Euroleague games.
Djedovic was a teammate of EA7 Milan big man Angelo Gigli during the 2010-11 season at Virtus Rome.
John Bryant leads the league with 20 rebounds through two games.
Anton Gavel has made his last 11 free throws in Euroleague games.
Lucca Staiger has made at least 1 three-pointer in four straight and 12 of his last 13 Euroleague appearances.
Paul Zisper is 8 for 8 from the free throw line in his Euroleague career.

EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
Alessandro Gentile has scored in double figures in each of his last six Euroleague appearances.
Trent Meacham has made at least 1 three-pointer in seven straight Euroleague appearances.
David Moss has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last six Euroleague games played.
Samardo Samuels is the league co-leader in offensive rebounds with 9 through two games. He shares the top sport with Miro Bilan of Cedevita Zagreb and Sasha Kaun of CSKA Moscow.
Daniel Hackett leads the league in playing time with 67:27 minutes through two games.
Shawn James has blocked at least 1 shot in three straight and eight of his last nine Euroleague games.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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EA7 Milan scores key win in Munich


EA7 Emporio Armani Milan picked up its first victory of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague season with a 74-81 win at Bayern Munich in Group C action. The home team led by 6 early in the fourth quarter, but Milan surged ahead and executed well in the closing minutes to snag a pivotal road win. Joe Ragland and Daniel Hackett led the way with 16 points each for Milan. Linas Kleiza added 11 points and Samardo Samuels chipped in with 10 points for the winners. The hosts dropped to 1-2 despite 15 points from Heiko Schaffartzik. Dusko Savanovic added 13 points, Vladimir Stimac 12 and John Bryant collected 10 points and 10 rebounds.

First quarter: Milan jumps ahead 2-17, but Munich reels off 12-0 run

Bayern coach Svetislav Pesic sent out the same starting five as the week prior with Nihad Djedovic, Anton Gavel, Robin Benzing, Savanovic and Bryant. Milan coach Luca Banchi made one change with Ragland coming on for David Moss with Hackett, Alessandro Gentile, Nicolo Melli and Samuels. Milan started out red hot with Hackett nailing a pair of jumpers and Gentile going baseline for a dunk to jump ahead 0-6. Bayern finally got on the board with Savanovic putting back his own miss after nearly two minutes played. That didn’t faze Milan with Ragland racing back for a layup after the basket and then Hackett hitting a three from the right corner for a 2-11 lead and a Munich timeout. Milan kept on shooting with Gentile hitting from the same corner and Ragland draining a long ball from straight on for a 2-17 advantage. Bryant finally got another basket for Bayern with an offensive rebound and putback. Melli’s jumper made it 6-21 and Milan had made 9 of its first 11 shots in the first six minutes. Melli and Hackett came out of the game for Kleiza and Moss, and the Milan offense sputtered. Bayern meanwhile just started to heat up with Schaffartzik coming on and nailing a three-pointer, followed by a Bryant three-point play and two Benzing threes to bring Munich to within 18-21. Moss snapped the 12-0 run with a layup off an inbounds play, but Jan Jagla cut the margin to 21-23 with a three-point play. Gentile finished off the quarter with free throws to give Milan a 21-25 lead.

Second quarter: Stimac, Savanovic key for hosts

Bayern continued its strong play into the second quarter, effectively getting the ball inside as Vladimir Stimac sandwiched two inside layups around a Savanovic basket to give Munich its first lead at 27-25. Kleiza finally got Milan on the board after two minutes of action to even the game and Shawn James’s layup put Milan back ahead. Stimac got another inside basket to knot the game at 29-29 but Milan scored 6 straight points with James, Moss and Kleiza each scoring. Savanovic knocked down a three from the left corner and then Vasilije Micic and Gavel both made foul shots before another triple by Schaffartzik gave Munich the lead, 39-38. Ragland answered with a three-point play before Savanovic hit a jumper just before the buzzer to send the teams into the locker rooms deadlocked at 41-41.

Joe Ragland - EA7 Emporio Armani Milan - EB14

Third quarter: Bayern scores final 7 points after back and forth stretch

Djedovic started the half with a layup – and his first points of the game, which were matched by 2 free throws from Gentile. Djedovic assisted on a Stimac basket as Munich regained the lead only to see Samuels score 4 straight points to push Milan back ahead 45-47. Bayern went up again and led 52-50 when Ragland nailed a three from the left wing. Hackett followed with a triple as Stimac got caught on a switch, pushing Milan ahead 52-56. The guests went cold and didn’t score the final 3:30 of the quarter while Schaffartzik hit a layup, Bryant tipped in a miss and Micic buried a jumper just before the buzzer for a59-56 Munich lead.

Fourth quarter: Milan executes better down the stretch

Schaffartzik increased the lead to 62-56 with a three from the left corner. Kleiza got Milan on the board in the fourth and then Moss and MarShon Brooks both nailed long balls from the right side for a 63-64 Milan lead - and a Munich timeout. Gavel gave Munich the lead, but Kleiza punched right back to make it 65-67. Stimac and Ragland swapped free throws before Brooks blocked Gavel and then got out ahead for a dunk and a 67-71 advantage - and another Bayern timeout. Samuels made 2 free throws and Moss 1 as the cushion grew to 67-74 with Munich unable to score. Schaffartzik snapped a three-minute scoreless stretch with a long three just before the end of the shot clock. Just seconds after missing 2 free throws, Savanovic made 2 to cut the deficit to 2 points only to see Ragland nail a three from the right wing to up the margin to 72-77. After Bryant and Samuels swapped inside baskets, Savanovic missed a three-pointer with 43 seconds left. Kleiza missed free throws, but then Schaffartzik tossed up an airball three-pointer with 27 seconds to play. And Hackett finished off the game with 2 free throws.
Friday, October 31, 2014
Euroleague.net
Referees: HIERREZUELO, DANI (ESP), KOROMILAS, ELIAS (GRE), PERUGA, CARLOS (ESP)
Attendance: 6037 (Tentative)
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FC Bayern Munich21221615
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan25181325
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FC Bayern Munich21435974
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan25435681
Head coach: PESIC, SVETISLAV
FC Bayern Munich
# 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
8 SCHAFFARTZIK, HEIKO 25:39 15 1/2 4/6 1/2 2 1 3 2 1       4 1 14
9 MICIC, VASILIJE 13:19 4 1/1 0/1 2/2   1 1 2   2     2 2 4
10 STAIGER, LUCCA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 BENZING, ROBIN 26:18 8 1/4 2/4     1 1           2 3 5
14 DJEDOVIC, NIHAD 23:31 3 1/4 0/3 1/2 1 2 3 1   1   1 3 1 -4
15 STIMAC, VLADIMIR 18:42 12 5/8   2/2 1 2 3 3   1   2 4 2 10
20 SAVANOVIC, DUSKO 31:23 13 4/8 1/5 2/4 3 1 4 1 1 2   1   7 13
25 GAVEL, ANTON 32:00 6 1/5 0/3 4/4   1 1 4   1   2 1 4 4
32 IDBIHI, YASSIN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
45 JAGLA, JAN-HENDRICK 7:52 3 1/1 0/1 1/1 1 3 4     1     1 1 5
54 BRYANT, JOHN 21:16 10 4/9 0/1 2/3 4 6 10 2 1 2     4 2 12
Team           4 1 5               5
Totals 200:00 74 19/42 7/24 15/20 16 19 35 15 3 10 0 6 21 23 68
45.2% 29.2% 75%
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: BANCHI, LUCA
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
# 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
1 RAGLAND, JOE 28:59 16 2/3 3/7 3/3   3 3 3 1       3 4 19
2 BROOKS, MARSHON 14:52 5 1/4 1/3   1 2 3 1   1 2   3 1 3
5 GENTILE, ALESSANDRO 25:31 9 1/4 1/2 4/4   1 1 2         2 2 8
6 GIGLI, ANGELO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 CERELLA, BRUNO 0:15                              
9 MELLI, NICOLO 16:06 2 1/1       2 2     1 1   4    
10 MEACHAM, TRENTON DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 KLEIZA, LINAS 24:38 11 3/3 1/2 2/4   4 4 2 1 1     4 3 13
21 JAMES, SHAWN 13:57 4 2/2 0/1 0/1   1 1     1 3   3 1 3
23 HACKETT, DANIEL 28:51 16 3/3 2/4 4/6   4 4 6 1 3     2 5 23
24 SAMUELS, SAMARDO 26:16 10 3/3 0/1 4/4 2 2 4     2     1 3 13
34 MOSS, DAVID 21:35 8 2/3 1/5 1/2   5 5 1 3 2     1 2 10
Team           3 2 5               5
Totals 201:00 81 18/26 9/25 18/24 6 26 32 15 6 11 6 0 23 21 97
69.2% 36% 75%
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Head Coaches

PESIC, SVETISLAV
FC Bayern Munich
"We started really poorly. We had 2 points after five minutes. We started to play defense, but that cost us a lot of energy. I think that’s why we didn’t have enough energy in the last quarter, especially in the last five minutes to make good decisions, hit the shots and remain calm like in the last game against Panathinaikos. We took quick shots and we were unable to make good decisions. We had good chances despite our poor start and our inability to make good decisions in the end."
BANCHI, LUCA
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
"It’s very difficult to play Bayern for 40 minutes in this gym because the team has a lot of quality and plays very intensively. But we remained calm when they were ahead and played our game. The reason for the win in the end was that we showed our character. "

Players

GAVEL, ANTON
FC Bayern Munich
"We have to give big props to our reserves, who came off the bench and brought us back into the game. But you cannot get down 15 points after five minutes. It can’t happen. This is a Euroleague game. Every game is do or die. We lost a home game. That’s not supposed to happen, especially in a tight group like this. You have to win every game at home. "
SAMUELS, SAMARDO
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
"We are very happy. We needed it. In this bracket, we couldn’t lose three in a row. That would have been detrimental. It was good for us to get this one on the road and good for our confidence. Maybe this is the turning point. Maybe we can get the wheels turning and going into Panathinaikos, the next game is going to be another tough game on the road. Hopefully we can just keep it rolling. The coach kept emphasizing how good of a shooting team they are and how well they’ve been shooting the ball. We made it our emphasis to come out and throw the first punch. They answered back pretty well. They gave us a tough game until the end. This is a good team."
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