2000-01PlayoffsGame 2
February 08, 2001 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 JP CENTAR MORACA

Real Madrid took Buducnost off the road for the title of the first edition of the Euroleague. The first game was a victory for the Spaniards in Madrid by 28, and the second one in Podgorica by 14 points (62-76). Real Madrid will have now a week off to concentrate on its quarterfinal series against Paf Bologna.

A good beginning (4-10 in minute 4) for the team of Sergio Scariolo warned the team from Podgorica of the intentions its visitors: they were here to win the game. Buducnost could only resist for the first two quarters (19-20, 31-34) but after that, Real Madrid starting reaping the rewards of its superiority. The crowd in Podgorica gave an ovation to Sasha Djordjevic at the beginning and the end of the game and booed the American center Jerome James who, once again, had a disappointing performance. Buducnost had an awful accuracy rate in three-pointers (2-of-23), which speaks for itself.

Dejan Tomasevic An 8-0 run at the beginning of the second quarter moved the score from 19-20 to 27-20, which gave hope to the soldout crowd at Moraca Pavillion. But Buducnost was an irregular team tonight and after some brilliant minutes, its level of play began to sink down. Real's reply was a 0-6 run which obliged Bodgan Tanjevic to call a timeout. Thanks to Dejan Tomasevic, Buducnost maintained a small lead for some more minutes, but after a three by Alberto Herreros for 31-31, and a free throw by Milic for 31-32, Real Madrid gained the lead and never gave it back. The teams walked towards the locker rooms with 31-36 on the scoreboard. The third quarter was dominated by the foreign players of Real Madrid: Marko Milic scored 9 points, Djordjevic added 5 and Jiri Zidek had 5 more, including a three-pointer. Of the 23 points scored by Madrid in this period, 21 were scored by these players, and only Angulo added 2 more.

Dejan Tomasevic Tanjevic was desperately seeking the right combination to answer Real Madrid's offensive strength, but was unsuccessful. The rotations among the playmakers were constant: Rakocevic, Radonjic, Obradovic. He also wanted a shooter among the forwards, but neither Kuzmanovic, nor Vukcevic had their night. If we add the bad night of Jerome James, Buducnost's performance tonight began and ended with one man: Dejan Tomasevic. The international center fought as always despite playing with an injured ankle. He became the best man in his team, but it was another instance of how basketball is a team sport. When Tomasevic walked off court to the bench, he gained a deserved ovation from the crowd. Tonight, Real Madrid was a better team, with clearly marked roles and cold blood in the difficult moments. There's no doubt that the better team has passed through to quarter finals.

Thursday, February 8, 2001
Vladimir Stankovic, Euroleague.net
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Referees: TSANIDIS, STAVROS (GRE), POZZANA, MAURO (ITA), SHARRO, LAHDO (SWE)
Attendance: 5000
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KK Buducnost
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
6 OBRADOVIC, SASA 24:01 5 1/1 0/5 3/5       2 1 2     1 4 2
7 RADONJIC, DEJAN 19:59 2 1/1 0/3   1 2 3 2       1 2 1 2
8 RAKOCEVIC, IGOR 24:00 7 2/6 0/3 3/4   1 1 1         4 5 2
9 SEKULIC, BLAGOTA 7:58   0/1     1   1                
10 VUKCEVIC, DRAGAN 26:59 8 1/2 2/7         2 1 3     2    
11 RADUNOVIC, BALSA 3:59 4 2/2       2 2     1     1   4
12 KUZMANOVIC, VLADIMIR 27:00 8 3/5 0/4 2/4 2 1 3 1   2     2 2 2
13 MILOJEVIC, DEJAN 16:01 4 2/3 0/1     1 1   3       5   1
14 TOMASEVIC, DEJAN 36:01 20 10/12   0/6 9 6 15 2 2 1   3 1 8 34
16 JAMES, JEROME 14:02 4 2/8     1 1 2   1 3     5 1 -6
Team                                
Totals 200:00 62 24/41 2/23 8/19 14 14 28 10 8 12 0 4 23 21 41
        58.5% 8.7% 42.1%
Head coach: TANJEVIC, BOGDAN
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 30:00 11 5/5 0/1 1/2   4 4 2 1 2     3 3 14
5 STRUELENS, ERIC 26:59 7 3/5   1/1 3 5 8   1 3 3   3 1 12
6 DJORDJEVIC, SASA 22:01 16 3/5 2/7 4/4   3 3 1   2     3 5 13
7 ANGULO, LUCIO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 NUNEZ, ROBERTO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 MEEK, ERIK 30:00 10 4/4   2/6 1 6 7 1   2     4 5 13
11 HERREROS, ALBERTO 25:59 5 1/4 1/4     2 2       1     1 3
12 MILIC, MARKO 24:01 13 4/6   5/8   2 2 1   2     2 5 12
13 ZIDEK, JIRI 13:01 5 1/1 1/3     1 1           3 1 2
14 LOPEZ, RAUL 17:59 3 0/1 1/1         2         2 1 3
15 ITURBE, IKER 10:00 6 2/2 0/1 2/2   3 3 1         2 1 8
Team                                
Totals 200:00 76 23/33 5/17 15/23 4 26 30 8 2 11 4 0 22 23 80
        69.7% 29.4% 65.2%
Head coach: SCARIOLO, SERGIO
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Head Coaches

TANJEVIC, BOGDAN
KK Buducnost
A better team eliminated Buducnost. Real played much better on defense, as well as on offense. I have no explanation about our very poor shooting percentage, nor for our free throws. A very good and also a very serious team gave us a lot of trouble. We played against one of the best Real Madrid teams of the last six or seven years. All the players are very well selected and coached, too. Sasa Djordjevic plays in the interest of the team. Real made a very clever tactical preparation for the game and realized it.
SCARIOLO, SERGIO
Real Madrid
"We played very seriously and intelligently on defense in the second half of the game. Our players were successful against Tomasevic, too, after a first half in which we failed to realize our advantage under the basket."
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