2001-02Regular SeasonRound 1
October 11, 2001 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 JP CENTAR MORACA

Just like last season, Real Madrid was too much of a rival for Buducnost, and beat the team from Podgorica by 72-82 on the road. The Spaniards didn't expect such an easy game and got the first two points, mainly thanks to its Jugoslavian players who were totally merciless with their Jugoslavian mates on the other side. In the last minutes of the third quarter, Real was leading the score 51-61 and its three top scorers were Dragan Tarlac (14), Sasha Djordjevic (13) and Dusan Vukcevic (12). Despite starting the game on the lead (8-4), Buducnost always had a deficit to overcome on the scoreboard. The Real Madrid five, Djordjevic, A. Angulo, Vukcevic, Struelens and Tabak worked alright, but the Spanish team played even better with the Raul Lopez - Tarclac connection. Buducnost centers had nothing to do against the ex-player of Olympiakos and Chicago Bulls. The background shooting became a lethal weapon on the hands of Real Madrid's shooters, and right before the half time, the 3-point attempts box showed an almost perfect 6 of 8, a figure just slightly better than the field goals.

With an 8-point lead at the half time (31-39), Real Madrid had the tranquility it had been searching for all along the first two quarters. It seemed that Buducnost reacted somehow in the second half of the game (47-53), but then again, Djordjevic appeared with his third three-pointer to sink Buducnost's hopes down again (47-56) to which Tarlac added two free throws and Vukcevic another three, which built the ten-point lead that was going to be the tendency during the rest of the game (51-61). The gap even topped the 15-point difference (63-78, min. 63). Buducnost's last try with a 7-0 run only worked to make the deficit shorter.

The Spanish team played a whole lot better tonight, overcoming Buducnost in every aspect of the game. The only positive thing that Buducnost got out of this game is the good impression that its two youngsters, Zarko Cabarkapa and Balsa Radunovic caused tonight; two tall men with good abilities with the ball and a good perspective ahead.

Thursday, October 11, 2001
M.K., Podgorica
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Referees: PITSILKAS, NIKOLAOS (GRE), ZAVLANOS, NIKOLAOS (GRE), POZZANA, MAURO (ITA)
Attendance: 4000
By Quarter1234
KK Buducnost17142021
Real Madrid25142221
End of Quarter1234
KK Buducnost17315172
Real Madrid25396182
KK Buducnost
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 BAKIC, BOJAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
5 ARSIC, PETAR 9:00 4 1/6   2/2 1 1 2     1     2   -2
6 SMILJANIC, ALEKSANDAR 13:00 2 0/1 0/2 2/2 2   2   1 1     2   -1
7 RADONJIC, DEJAN 18:00 5 1/1 1/5                   1    
8 RAKOCEVIC, IGOR 22:00 6 2/9 0/1 2/4           2     1   -7
10 VUKCEVIC, DRAGAN 8:00 2 1/2 0/2 0/1   1 1           1   -2
11 RADUNOVIC, BALSA 26:00 10 4/6 0/1 2/3 1 2 3 3 4       3   13
12 KUZMANOVIC, VLADIMIR 33:00 17 6/8 1/4 2/2 1 3 4   2 2   1 2   13
14 CERANIC, DRAGAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 CABARKAPA, ZARKO 25:00 9 3/7 1/2   3 1 4   1 1 1 1 4   4
18 JESTRATIJEVIC, NIKOLA 27:00 13 5/13   3/4 7 3 10   1 2     4   9
19 PEJCINOVIC, DAVOR 19:00 4 0/1   4/4 1 2 3       2   4   4
Team                                
Totals 200:00 72 23/54 3/17 17/22 16 13 29 3 9 9 3 2 24 0 31
        42.6% 17.6% 77.3%
Head coach: SRETENOVIC, ZORAN
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
Real Madrid
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 ANGULO, ALBERTO 21:00 9 3/5 1/1   1   1 1   1     1   7
5 STRUELENS, ERIC 26:00 10 2/4   6/8 1 5 6   1 5   1 5   2
6 DJORDJEVIC, SASA 23:00 13 2/2 3/4     1 1 1         3   11
7 ANGULO, LUCIO 9:00 1     1/2   1 1     3     3   -5
8 VUKCEVIC, DUSAN 32:00 15 2/2 3/3 2/2   2 2 1         1   17
9 TABAK, ZAN 23:00 6 3/4   0/2   6 6 1   2 2 2 4   4
11 HERREROS, ALBERTO 19:00 10 2/2 1/2 3/4       1   1     2   6
12 TARLAC, DRAGAN 23:00 14 4/5   6/6   8 8           4   17
13 LLORENTE, TONIN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 LOPEZ, RAUL 16:00 4 2/5 0/1     1 1 2 1           4
15 ITURBE, IKER 8:00                              
Team                                
Totals 200:00 82 20/29 8/11 18/24 2 24 26 7 2 12 2 3 23 0 63
        69% 72.7% 75%
Head coach: SCARIOLO, SERGIO
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Head Coaches

SRETENOVIC, ZORAN
KK Buducnost
"The game was decided by the outstanding shooting percentage from the field that Real had, 73% for 3-pointers and 69% for twos is something fantastic. On the other side we had only 36% for twos in the first half and finished game with the 43%. It is very difficult to control emotion. I am partially satisfied with some improvements in our game. However, I am not satisfied because I felt that we could have won tonight, but we made a lot of inadmissible mistakes. Two, three mistakes cost us game. It was deserved win for Real, but I am still sorry because we lost our chance. "
SCARIOLO, SERGIO
Real Madrid
"We have a lot of respect for Buducnost, but we are satisfied with the start of this Euroleague with a win on the road. We did the right things, but we still have no continuity, which means that we don?t play whole game on the same level. We selected our shots well. On the other hand, we had more trouble in the middle that I expected."

Players

DJORDJEVIC, SASA
Real Madrid
"Both teams entered in the game ambitiously. No matter of personal change we have respect for Buducnost with its new coach and new style. Now they play very fast and very aggressive with a lot of penetrations, which gave us most of our problems. We should have decided the game earlier when we were ahead nine. We lost two chances to push up the advantage and to finish the game sooner. The most decisive factor was our very good shot selection."
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