2013-14Top 16Round 4
January 23, 2014 CET: 20:15
Local time: 20:15 AUDI DOME

Galatasaray fights off Bayern for its first Top 16 win

Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul went on the road to pick up its first Top 16 win, holding off FC Bayern Munich 66-72 on Thursday night. Galatasaray improved to 1-3 for a share of at least the sixth place in Group F, while a second consecutive loss dropped Bayern to 2-2 and fourth place. The visitors took the lead from the get-go, racing to 13-25 margin after only seven minutes. The hosts slowly chipped away at the deficit and grabbed their first lead in the third quarter, 45-43. However, Carlos Arroyo led another Galatasaray’s charge, and with help from Zoran Erceg and Milan Macvan, the visitors held on for victory in front of large contingent of it fans in Munich’s Audi Dome. Arroyo netted 21 points, Erceg collected 19 points plus 10 rebounds, and Macvan had 14 points. Malcolm Delaney finished as Bayern’s top scorer with 12 points and Yassin Idbihi amassed 11 points plus 10 rebounds in only 17 minutes in defeat.

First quarter: Arroyo and Erceg open 12-point lead for Galatasaray

Erceg hit a triple on the opening possession of the game, and Robin Benzing scored on the other end to get the hosts on the scoreboard. Pops Mensah-Bonsu and Arroyo kept Galatasaray with an early lead, while Deon Thompson had pair of buckets for Bayern, before Erceg sank his second triple to make it 6-11. Offenses dominated early as John Bryant scored inside for Bayern, while Erceg replied with a tip-in, and Arroyo buried a fade-away jumper. After Hairston traded close range baskets with Benzing, Arroyo's triple opened a 13-20 lead after only five minutes. The visitors opened a double-digit margin after two more trips down the floor, as Erceg hit a mid-range jumper and Arroyo drove for a reverse layup, helping make it 13-25. Bryce Taylor snapped a 3-12 run with a triple, but Arroyo answered right back from downtown. Boris Savovic added a put-back to the hosts' tally, but Hairston sank a jumper for an 18-30 lead after 10 minutes.

Second quarter: Big men keep Bayern in touch

Yassin Idbihi made couple of baskets to open the second quarter, but Erceg hit his third three-pointer for a 22-33 advantage. Bayern cut the deficit with Delaney banking in a jumper, and Lucca Staiger nailing a triple, 27-33. Erceg hit a runner off the glass, and after Chevy Troutman made a layup for the hosts, Ender Arslan drove for a layup and Macvan lifted Galatasary to 29-41 by going 4 for 4 from the foul line. However, Troutman hustled for a pair of put-backs, and Thompson scored from close range, stringing together 7 points for the hosts to close within 36-42 at halftime.

Third quarter: Visitors rebuild advantage into double digits

It took three minutes of the third quarter for Bayern to take its first lead. Staiger made a floater, followed with a mid-range jumper from Idbihi. Benzing hit all 4 of his free throws and it was 44-43. Arroyo snapped the visitor’s drought with a lucky bounce on a three-point attempt, and after Delaney drove for a tough layup, Erceg’s back-to-back put-backs had Galatasaray in front 49-52. The lead kept growing, as a fastbreak layup from Macvan and Arslan’s triple helped extended the margin, and Arroyo hit a pair of free throws to push the lead back into double digits, 51-61 at the end of the third quarter.

Fourth quarter: Macvan and Arroyo hold off Bayern’s final rally

Bryant hit a jumper, and Delaney a triple to quickly halve the deficit, forcing visiting coach Ergin Ataman to call a timeout. Bayern allowed only 1 point in nearly six minutes, while Taylor hit a jumper to make it 58-62. Arroyo drove the lane to end Galatasaray’s drought, but Delaney sank another one from downtown and Idbihi fought his way for a put-back and a 63-64 score. Arroyo beat the shot-clock with a long off-balance jumper, before Idbihi hit from the foul line to keep Bayern within a point. Macvan drove for a layup to keep the visitors in front entering the final minute. After Delaney split free throws 25 second before the end, Sinan Gular hit a pair from the charity stripe and Macvan sealed the deal with a breakaway layup for Galatasaray’s first Top 16 win.

Milan Macvan - Galatasaray Liv Hospital - EB13
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Euroleague.net
Referees: RYZHYK, BORYS (UKR), GKONTAS, SPIROS (GRE), MAESTRE, NICOLA (FRA)
Attendance: 6180 (Tentative)
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FC Bayern Munich18181515
Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul30121911
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FC Bayern Munich18365166
Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul30426172
FC Bayern Munich
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 TROUTMAN, CHEVON 7:32 6 3/3 0/3   2   2           1   4
6 HAMANN, STEFFEN 1:00                              
8 SCHAFFARTZIK, HEIKO 21:14 2 1/2 0/1     2 2 2   1     2   1
9 THOMPSON, DEON 18:35 9 3/6   3/4 3 1 4   1 1     1 2 10
10 STAIGER, LUCCA 22:58 5 1/3 1/3   1 3 4     1     2 2 4
12 BENZING, ROBIN 25:39 8 2/4 0/2 4/4 1 4 5     1     1 4 11
16 ZIPSER, PAUL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
23 DELANEY, MALCOLM 32:13 12 2/6 2/10 2/4   3 3 3   1   1 4 5 3
32 IDBIHI, YASSIN 17:24 11 4/4   3/4 6 4 10   2   1   2 2 23
41 SAVOVIC, BORIS 7:00 2 1/1 0/2   1   1     1     1   -1
44 TAYLOR, BRYCE 29:06 7 1/9 1/2 2/2   2 2 2 2 1     3 1 1
54 BRYANT, JOHN 17:19 4 2/6 0/1   3 6 9       1   3 1 7
Team             2 2     1         1
Totals 200:00 66 20/44 4/24 14/18 17 27 44 7 5 8 2 1 20 17 64
        45.5% 16.7% 77.8%
Head coach: PESIC, SVETISLAV
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
Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 ERCEG, ZORAN 38:13 19 5/5 3/10   2 8 10 1         3 2 22
7 KOKSAL, GOKSENIN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 HAIRSTON, MALIK 35:45 8 2/5   4/6 2 2 4 2 1 1     4 5 10
14 ATSUR, ENGIN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
17 AKYOL, CENK 13:30   0/1 0/1     5 5     1         2
19 ALDEMIR, FURKAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 MENSAH-BONSU, POPS 20:48 3 1/4   1/2 3 1 4 2   1     5 2 1
25 MACVAN, MILAN 20:59 14 3/4 0/3 8/10   3 3       1   1 5 16
30 ARROYO, CARLOS 35:06 21 5/9 3/6 2/2   4 4 2 1 2     2 4 21
32 GULER, SINAN 6:47 2     2/2   3 3 1   1     2 1 4
33 ARSLAN, ENDER 23:49 5 1/3 1/5         1 1 1   1   1  
44 DOMERCANT, HENRY 5:03   0/1 0/2         1       1     -3
Team           1 2 3     1         2
Totals 200:00 72 17/32 7/27 17/22 8 28 36 10 3 8 1 2 17 20 75
        53.1% 25.9% 77.3%
Head coach: ATAMAN, ERGIN

Head Coaches

PESIC, SVETISLAV
FC Bayern Munich
"We found our rhythm in the second half. With our defense and team spirit and with the support of our fans, we got back in the game and took the lead. But Galatasaray has more experience and they stayed calm. In the deciding moments, we got some offensive rebounds, but missed the easy shots. It was frustrating. No one is satisfied when we lose, but I'm not disappointed because we fought back. Our team gave it their all, we can play better, but we need to control our emotions in the deciding moments. The difference today was Arroyo and Erceg as they didn't play the first time. Arroyo has experience, he is quality, and a very important player. They were a complete team today. We were missing Nihad Djedovic, who is one of our best players. They are a good team, with lots of potential, experience and quality as a league champion. It's better when we can win, that's what we always want, but we also have to learn from this and develop and pay our dues. Our goal hasn't changed, our goal is to try to win every game in the Euroleague. "
ATAMAN, ERGIN
Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul
" After we lost by 20 points [in December], I told our supporters in Germany that this game is the prestige game, the real game will be in the Top 16. Tonight we played with discipline, very good attitude, aggressive in offense and defense, we moved to the ball well, and we had a good start in the first quarter and it was a very important victory for us. In this arena is not easy to win, but we have supporters here who gave us the confidence and we have very experienced players, so we know how to play in this arena. "

Players

DELANEY, MALCOLM
FC Bayern Munich
"We fight back every game, we never think we're out of the game. We need to play better from the start. They had two players who played great in the first quarter. We can't let teams score like that. We had a lot of shots. At the end of the third quarter we had five or six opportunities to make a layup. In the fourth quarter we made two stupid turnovers, we missed easy shots that we normally make. They hit the shots that counted. "
ARROYO, CARLOS
Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul
"Our aggressiveness in both defense and offense, being patient, and understanding what we're trying to do out there - knowing what to run, what to call and just following the gameplan. It was huge, winning on the road is difficult, in the second round more than anything. We have players with experience, character and understanding of what we're trying to accomplish as a team. "