2016-17Regular SeasonRound 18
January 20, 2017 CET: 18:00
Local time: 19:00 ZALGIRIO ARENA
Trey Thompkins - Real Madrid - EB16

Thompkins shoots Madrid to Game of the Week win in Lithuania

Trey Thompkins hit 3 consecutive three-pointers as part of a 0-14 run to open the fourth quarter that broke open a tie game and propelled Real Madrid to a 59-74 victory over Zalgiris Kaunas at Zalgirio Arena in the Round 18 Game of the Week. Los Blancos claimed their fourth straight win to improve to 13-5 and remain one victory behind defending champion CSKA Moscow for first place. Zalgiris lost its fourth in a row at home to slip to 6-12 and a share of 13th place. Othello Hunter led the Spanish champs with 14 points, Thompkins made 4 of 6 three-pointers for 12 points and Jaycee Carroll and Gustavo Ayon scored 11 points apiece, while despite a poor shooting night, Sergio Llull delivered 8 assists. Augusto Lima posted 13 points for Zalgiris against his former team, Paulius Jankunas posted 11 points and 7 rebounds and Lukas Lekavicius also scored 11 in defeat. The Lithuanian champs were hurt by their 17 turnovers.

Zalgiris opened up with Robertas Javtokas at center and the veteran made an early impact with half his team’s points and a pair of fouls drawn in the first few minutes to tie the score at 6-6. The Madrid guards took control as Llull recorded his fourth assist and Luka Doncic buried his second triple to make it 8-12 midway through the quarter. Lima’s three-point play tied the game at 15-15 and baskets by Ayon and Lima ended the first quarter at 17-17. Lekavicius carved up the Madrid defense for a layup and a 23-22 Zalgiris edge, but soon after Hunter rocked the rim with a thunderous slam as the visitors regained control. However Jankunas kept the hosts close and Leo Westermann nailed a three to put Zalgiris back ahead, 30-28. But in the final two minutes of the half, Trey Thompkins buried a triple, Doncic had a steal and assist on Hunter’s alley-oop and Dontaye Draper added a steal and score for a 0-10 run and 33-41 halftime run. Edgaras Ulanovas scored twice to help Zalgiris halve its deficit, but Llull got on the scoreboard with his first three at the other end. However threes by Jankunas and Arturas Milaknis completed the comeback and put the Lithuanian champs ahead 49-48. Antanas Kavaliauskas’s slam tied the score at 53-53 through three quarters. Thompkins hit 3 threes to start the fourth quarter as Madrid regained control. Hunter dunked and Carrol buried another three to cap a 0-14 run that all but decided the game. Renaldas Seibutis free throws ended a four-minute Zalgiris drought, but the hosts were unable to make a big run to close the gap and Madrid held on for the road win.

Friday, January 20, 2017
Euroleague.net
Referees: JAVOR, DAMIR (SLO), LATISEVS, OLEGS (LAT), MOGULKOC, EMIN (TUR)
Attendance: 12896
By Quarter1234
Zalgiris Kaunas1716206
Real Madrid17241221
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Zalgiris Kaunas17335359
Real Madrid17415374
Zalgiris Kaunas
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 PANGOS, KEVIN 17:19   0/1 0/1     1 1 1   1     3 1 -3
4 LEKAVICIUS, LUKAS 22:41 11 2/3 1/5 4/4   1 1 4       1 3 5 12
9 WESTERMANN, LEO 23:40 6 0/3 2/5     1 1 7   4     5 1  
10 SEIBUTIS, RENALDAS 17:30 2 0/2   2/4 1 2 3     1 1   1 2 2
12 MOTUM, BROCK 17:56 2 1/4 0/3   2 4 6               2
13 JANKUNAS, PAULIUS 26:43 11 4/9 1/1   1 6 7 2 2 4     2 1 12
15 JAVTOKAS, ROBERTAS 5:11 3 1/3   1/2 2   2         1   2 3
21 MILAKNIS, ARTURAS 20:18 3   1/5   1 3 4 1   2     1   1
23 LIMA, AUGUSTO 18:33 13 6/10   1/2 3 3 6     1 2   2 4 17
44 KAVALIAUSKAS, ANTANAS 9:34 4 1/1   2/2   2 2     2     2 2 4
55 HARTENSTEIN, ISAIAH 1:35                   2         -2
92 ULANOVAS, EDGARAS 19:00 4 2/2     1 4 5 1         2 2 10
Team           1 1 2               2
Totals 200:00 59 17/38 5/20 10/14 12 28 40 16 2 17 3 2 21 20 60
        44.7% 25% 71.4%
Head coach: JASIKEVICIUS, SARUNAS
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
3 RANDOLPH, ANTHONY 7:38   0/2       3 3 1   1 1   2    
4 DRAPER, DONTAYE 7:02 2 1/1 0/2     1 1   1       2    
5 FERNANDEZ, RUDY 28:11 2 1/2 0/3   1 4 5 5 3 2     2 1 8
6 NOCIONI, ANDRES DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 DONCIC, LUKA 28:26 6 0/1 2/7   2 3 5 4 1 2       4 12
9 REYES, FELIPE 16:40 8 3/3   2/2 1 2 3   1 2     3 2 9
14 AYON, GUSTAVO 17:53 11 4/4   3/4   2 2 4 2 1 1     4 22
20 CARROLL, JAYCEE 21:19 11 1/3 3/3   1   1 2 1     1 1 1 12
21 HUNTER, OTHELLO 22:07 14 6/9   2/3 2 4 6 1       1 4 2 14
23 LLULL, SERGIO 25:03 8 0/3 2/6 2/4   3 3 8         2 6 14
33 THOMPKINS, TREY 15:50 12 0/3 4/6   1 2 3   2 2   1 1 1 9
44 TAYLOR, JEFFERY 9:51   0/1 0/2     1 1   1       3   -4
Team           1 2 3               3
Totals 200:00 74 16/32 11/29 9/13 9 27 36 25 12 10 2 3 20 21 99
        50% 37.9% 69.2%
Head coach: LASO, PABLO

Head Coaches

JASIKEVICIUS, SARUNAS
Zalgiris Kaunas
"Congratulations to Madrid. They did just enough to win the game. They were more solid than us and punished a lot of our mistakes. And when it was a key moment, they hit some shots as well. "
LASO, PABLO
Real Madrid
First I congratulate my players for the victory. It was very difficult from the beginning. I think the first quarter was very tied, both teams played very good defensively and offensively. Then I think in the second quarter we played better. We were smarter defensively and we were able to move the ball better. We finished the last minutes very good with some steals and fast breaks and we opened up the lead. In the third quarter we knew that Zalgiris was going to come out hard and we stopped a little bit on offense, we were too static. So their defense improved and we couldn’t get our rhythm offensively in the third quarter. I think it’s something we talked about in the short period between the third and fourth quarter and it’s something we did much better in the fourth quarter, trying to be a little bit more aggressive, trying to penetrate and looking for the open jumpers. Of course I think it was very important Trey Thompkins hitting three in a row, we opened up the lead and finally we got an important victory here in a good and solid game for both teams.

Players

WESTERMANN, LEO
Zalgiris Kaunas
"We were in the game until the last quarter. We could have done better. When we lost the ball, they punished us immediately. We missed a lot of shots as well. Our defense wasn’t so bad, but the difference was we made a couple of mistakes that cost us and we could not make our shots. Against Madrid, you have to play good defense, you have to play good offense , you have to hit shots to beat them. "
HUNTER, OTHELLO
Real Madrid
"It was a team effort. We all came out; we really needed to win this game so we just tried execute and do what we do. "