2004-05Regular SeasonRound 10
January 12, 2005 CET: 20:40
Local time: 20:40 PALACIO VISTALEGRE
Real Madrid got took a necessary step toward its goal of reaching the Top 16 by beating Partizan Pivara MB 82-68 at home in Group A on Wednesday. Madrid improved to 6-4 in the standings and remains tied with Cibona VIP for the third place in the group. Partizan, meanwhile, dropped to 2-8 to end a tough couple days in which its flight to Madrid was delayed so long for weather problems that the visitors arrived only a few hours before tipoff. Alberto Herreros led the winners with 18 points on 4-for-5 three-point shooting, most of them in the first half, when Madrid broke the game open. Elmer Bennett added 16 points and hit 4 of 6 three-pointers himself, while Axel Hervelle had 11 for Madrid. Vule Avdalovic had 19 points and 5 assists for Partizan. Blake Stepp added 16 points and Slobodan Bozovic 12 for the guests.

Fotsis got loose for a layup and a dunk inside during the 2 minutes after tipoff in which Partizan could not get on the scoreboard. Even then, only 4 free throws by Avdalovic fell for the guests before Herreros threw in a triple for Madrid and the free throw that came with it, a four-point play good for a 10-4 lead. Stepp answered at the arc for Partizan, however, and when Avdalovic added a jumper and Petar Bozic a layup, the guests had an 11-11 tie. Herreros was the only Madrid player to score during 5 minutes in the middle of the quarter, but score he certainly did, blasting 2 more triples and 3 free throws to singlehandedly keep Madrid ahead 19-13 before Fotsis sent the hosts out of the first quarter with his third basket and a 21-14 lead.

An exchange of baskets early in the second quarter did nothing to change Madrid's control. Indeed, when Elmer Bennett answered a triple by Uros Tripkovic with one of his own, the hosts were on their way to first double-digit lead, 29-19. Madrid was barely interrupted by Kosta Perovic's basket for Partizan in the middle of the quarter as Bennett and Antonio Bueno followed with 7 unanswered points for a 15-point lead, 36-21. By the time Axel Hervelle and Louis Bullock got involved with a triple and a driving layup, respectively, Madrid was up to a 16-4 run and a 41-23 lead, on the way to a 45-27 advantage at the end of the half.

Partizan tried to get back into the game after halftime, as Bozovic scored in the paint and Avdalovic followed with a triple that made it 45-32. Madrid struggled to score now, while Bozovic fired in a bomb from downtown to make it a 11-point game at 46-35. Felipe Reyes got Madrid back on track with a four-meter shot, while Herreros added a running jumper for a 50-35 lead. Partizan refused to break, however, as free throws by Tripkovic and a big three-pointer by Avdalovic brought the difference down to 51-41. Madrid looked for its big men now, and after Reyes and Hervelle hit 4 of 4 free throws, Herreros fired in his fourth three-pointer to help keep the hosts fully in charge at 61-47 after 30 minutes.

Madrid tried to seal the outcome early in the final period, as Bullock followed Gelabale's put-back basket with his first three-pointer, good enough for a 66-49 lead. Stepp fed Bozovic for an easy basket, but Hervelle matched that with a five-meter jumper. The guests now struggled to score, and when back-to-back jumpers by Bullock and Hervelle fell, the score read 72-51 with 5 minutes to go, but the outcome was sealed, even though Partizan got the next 6 points. The visitors would get as close as 72-60 later when Stepp scored from beyond the arc, but a layup by a very active Hervelle and free throws by Bueno secured Madrid's double-digit margin until the final buzzer.
Wednesday, January 12, 2005
Carlos Gil, Madrid
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Referees: COLUCCI, GENARO (ITA), PUKL,SASA (SLO), KLAAR, LARS (SWE), SALGUERO, RICARDO (ESP)
Attendance: 0
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Partizan14274766
Real Madrid
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 SONKO, MOUSTAPHA 18:15   0/1 0/2         3     1   1    
6 BENNETT, ELMER 24:00 16   4/6 4/4   2 2 1   3     4 4 14
7 STOJIC, MARIO 1:00                              
9 FOTSIS, ANTONIS 22:45 6 3/3 0/1     4 4     3 3   1 1 9
11 HERREROS, ALBERTO 26:15 18 1/2 4/5 4/5   4 4 3 2 2       5 27
12 BUENO, ANTONIO 11:00 9 1/1   7/8   2 2     1     2 5 12
14 REYES, FELIPE 18:45 8 1/3   6/10 1 3 4   1 1     4 6 8
15 GELABALE, MICKAEL 22:45 6 2/2 0/1 2/4 2 5 7 2   2   1 4 3 8
17 HERVELLE, AXEL 21:30 11 3/5 1/2 2/2 2 2 4 2 1 1 1   2 2 15
22 BULLOCK, LOUIS 28:45 8 2/3 1/4 1/2   3 3 3 3 2   1 5 6 10
31 BURKE, PAT 5:00   0/1   0/2 1   1     1     1 1 -3
Team           1 1 2   1           3
Totals 200:00 82 13/21 10/21 26/37 7 26 33 14 8 16 5 2 24 33 103
        61.9% 47.6% 70.3%
Head coach: POLITE, MICHAEL
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
Partizan
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 TRIPKOVIC, UROS 23:00 5 0/3 1/3 2/2 1 1 2 2 1 2     5 2  
5 BOGDANOVIC, LUKA 16:00 3 1/3 0/4 1/2           1       1 -4
6 BOZIC, PETAR 23:15 2 1/1 0/3   1 3 4 3         4 2 4
7 PEROVIC, KOSTA 22:45 6 2/6   2/2 2 2 4     4 2 1 5 2  
9 BOZOVIC, SLOBODAN 30:15 12 3/4 2/5 0/1 1 3 4   1     1 5 2 8
11 MARKOVIC, MILOS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 SAMARDZISKI, PREDRAG 8:45 2 1/2   0/2       1   1     1 1 -1
14 AVDALOVIC, VULE 31:45 18 2/4 2/4 8/10 1   1 5 1       4 9 24
15 ERDEN, SEMIH 1:15   0/1               2   1     -4
16 BOROVNJAK, DEJAN 15:00 2 1/1     1   1   2 1     5 1  
22 BAKIC, BORIS 0:15                              
24 STEPP, BLAKE ROY 27:45 16 2/3 2/5 6/8 2 4 6 3       2 4 4 17
Team             2 2     1         1
Totals 200:00 66 13/28 7/24 19/27 9 15 24 14 5 12 2 5 33 24 45
        46.4% 29.2% 70.4%
Head coach: VUJOSEVIC, DUSKO
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