2018-19Regular SeasonRound 2
October 17, 2018 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 MEDIOLANUM FORUM

Campazzo's late heroics lift Madrid in Milan

Real Madrid rallied from a double-digit deficit to defeat AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 85-91 on the road on Wednesday. Madrid improved to 2-0 in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season standings while Milan dropped to 1-1. Anthony Randolph paced the winners with 25 points and 11 rebounds. Facu Campazzo added 21 points and 7 assists, Jaycee Carroll and Edy Tavares each scored 12 and Rudy Fernandez had 10 for the champs. Mike James led Milan with 21 points, Vladimir Micov added 20 and Arturas Gudaitis 13 for the hosts.

Early three-pointers by Nemanja Nedovic and James helped Milan to an 8-2 lead. Randolph and Jeffery Taylor led a 1-7 run that tied it at 9-9. Milan found a go-to guy in Micov, who had 7 points in a 14-1 run that Jeff Brooks capped with an alley-oop dunk for a 23-10 margin. Micov struck from downtown to fix the score at 28-13 after 10 minutes. Randolph and Carroll took over early in the second quarter, causing the hosts to call timeout at 30-23. Curtis Jerrells fired in a triple, Dairis Bertans added two more and a tip-in by Kaleb Tarczewski boosted the hosts' lead to 46-34. Madrid used free throws to get within 50-41 at halftime. Tavares dominated at both ends after the game, getting help from an inspired Fernandez to force Milan to stop the game at 57-55. Back-to-back baskets by Tavares completed the comeback, 57-61. James and Brooks kept Milan within 64-67 after 30 minutes. A three-pointer by James turned the game into a thriller, 80-81, with over three minutes left. Campazzo answered from downtown with 1:19 remaining and free throws by Randolph sealed the outcome down the stretch.

Pivotal performer

Tavares helped Madrid change the game in the third quarter. He had 2 blocks, changed a good number of shots and scored 8 points. Milan scored 50 points in the first half and Madrid's defense, led by Tavares, limited the hosts to just 14 third-quarter points.

Game-changing moment

Campazzo stepped up big in crunch time, scoring 5 points - a critical triple and a pair of free throws - in a 0-7 run that sealed the outcome. Madrid led 80-81 with two minutes left and boosted its margin to 80-88 with 26 seconds remaining.

Stellar stat

Madrid hit just 7-of-21 (33.3%) two-point shots in the first half, but scored 11-of-14 (78.6%) after the break. Milan scored 12-of-19 (63.2%) two-point shots before halftime and 7-of-25 (28%) after that.

Did you notice?

Madrid pulled down 34 defensive rebounds in this game - a new season-high and Madrid's fourth-best mark in EuroLeague history - its record is 38 defensive boards against Spirou Charleroi on December 23, 2010.

Next game:

Both teams return to Turkish Airlines EuroLeague action on Friday. Madrid hosts KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz and Milan visits Olympiacos Piraeus.

Facundo Campazzo - Real Madrid - EB18
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Euroleague.net
Referees: PUKL,SASA; JOVCIC, MILIVOJE; GELLER, RENAUD
Attendance: 9559 (Tentative)
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AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan28221421
Real Madrid13282624
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AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan28506485
Real Madrid13416791
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
00 DELLA VALLE, AMEDEO 1:53     0/1               1   1   -1
2 JAMES, MIKE 34:27 21 3/7 4/13 3/5 1 3 4 7   1     3 4 17
5 MICOV, VLADIMIR 31:18 20 5/9 2/4 4/5 1   1   3     1 4 6 18
7 GUDAITIS, ARTURAS 19:14 13 4/8   5/5 1 2 3 2 1 1 1   4 3 14
9 BERTANS, DAIRIS 16:40 6 0/1 2/4         3 1       3   4
15 TARCZEWSKI, KALEB 20:46 8 4/11     4 4 8         2 3   4
16 NEDOVIC, NEMANJA 30:07 6 0/2 2/9   1 5 6 5 3 1     3 1 8
19 KUZMINSKAS, MINDAUGAS 10:48 2   0/1 2/4   1 1       1   2 2 1
20 CINCIARINI, ANDREA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
23 BURNS, CHRISTIAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
32 BROOKS, JEFF 29:12 6 3/6 0/1   4 8 12   1       1   14
55 JERRELLS, CURTIS 5:35 3   1/3         2         2   1
Team           4 1 5     1         4
Totals 200:00 85 19/44 11/36 14/19 16 24 40 19 9 4 3 3 26 16 84
        43.2% 30.6% 73.7%
Head coach: PIANIGIANI, SIMONE
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
1 CAUSEUR, FABIEN 10:00           1 1     2     1   -2
3 RANDOLPH, ANTHONY 30:10 25 5/8 3/4 6/9 1 10 11 2   1   1 2 6 33
5 FERNANDEZ, RUDY 22:46 10 1/2 2/5 2/3 1 6 7 3   1       2 16
7 CAMPAZZO, FACUNDO 33:11 21 2/4 4/6 5/6   4 4 7 1 1     1 6 32
9 REYES, FELIPE 13:18 4 1/4   2/2 2 3 5 1 1 2   2 3 2 3
20 CARROLL, JAYCEE 26:42 12 1/5 2/7 4/4 1 1 2 2         1 5 11
22 TAVARES, WALTER 21:49 12 6/7     3 4 7 1   1 3   4 1 18
23 LLULL, SERGIO 9:43   0/2 0/1     1 1           2   -4
24 DECK, GABRIEL 10:02 1   0/2 1/2 1 1 2             1 1
25 PREPELIC, KLEMEN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
32 KUZMIC, OGNJEN 4:41   0/1     1 1 2     2     1 1 -1
44 TAYLOR, JEFFERY 17:38 6 2/2 0/1 2/2       2   1     1 2 7
Team           1 2 3               3
Totals 200:00 91 18/35 11/26 22/28 11 34 45 18 2 11 3 3 16 26 117
        51.4% 42.3% 78.6%
Head coach: LASO, PABLO

Head Coaches

PIANIGIANI, SIMONE
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan
"Obviously, we started the game in the best way, with the right approach, because we decided the rhythm of the game, attacked Tavares in the right way, forcing him to move. Also on defense, first of all protecting the paint and after that, switching defense on the exit. This gave us a big break towards the end of the first quarter. I also think that, in the second quarter, we had to give rest to some players and suffered too much in some moments against Randolph but anyway, we led by nine points (at halftime). The third quarter decided the game because we missed some shots that we need to score for sure to win games against Real Madrid. They scored what we missed and played a tight game until the end. In the last three minutes, we missed one shot, they scored one or two shots maybe more difficult than 2-3 shots that we missed. This can happens sometimes and it is not a problem - it is the game."
LASO, PABLO
Real Madrid
"I think we were able to come back to our game plan. We didn't have a right start in the first half. We made a lot of mistakes, got into foul trouble and were out of the game. But we were able to stay in the game and that was the important thing. We were only losing by 9-10 points at the end of the first half without no rhythm. But we were able to come back to our game plan in the second half, came back into the game and got a great victory. I think that Randolph was the player that stayed more solid during 40 minutes, offensively and defensively. He was giving great helps, rebounding. Everybody will probably speak about his shots and points, but I think he did a lot of good things for us."

Players

CAMPAZZO, FACUNDO
Real Madrid
"Everybody that came in contributed to this win. It wasn't an easy game, they have a lot of talent in all positions, especially at point guard with Nedovic and James. We knew it was not going to be easy and didn't have a good start. Our first half was weird - bad defenses, bad decisions on offense. We knew that we wouldn't win going in that direction. We had to turn the page over, so we played with intensity on defense, had a better shot selection and were hungry. We wanted to win the game and went for it. That was very important. We have to go day by day, this is what the competition demands from you. We have to turn this page over and think on the game against Baskonia on Friday, a team that asks you to give 100% physically and mentally. The key is to go step by step, day by day. We have a deep roster and have to make the most out of it. We are ready for 10 tough months and like I said, we have a deep team and our coaching staff knows how to make the most out of it. We have to rest after this big effort and be ready for Friday."
RANDOLPH, ANTHONY
Real Madrid
"Like I said (at halftime), we had to come out and play harder. We matched their intensity in the second half and showed that we were a better team tonight. Hopefully, we can put together a consistent 40 minutes."
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