2015-16Regular SeasonRound 2
October 22, 2015 CET: 22:00
Local time: 22:00 BARCLAYCARD CENTER

Real Madrid mauls Crvena Zvezda

Reigning champion Real Madrid put on a show on late Thursday night, dominating Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade on the way to a 98-71 win. Both teams now stand at 1-1 in Group A. Madrid allowed only one basket in the first nine minutes of the contest, running out to a 19-2 lead and margin grew by minute after that. The hosts held a 56-20 halftime advantage and led 76-30 midway through the third quarter, before finally slowing down and cruising the rest of the way for its first win of the season. Jaycee Carroll netted 19 points, and Gustavo Ayon collected 16 and 7 rebounds to top the scoring charts Trey Thompkins added 12 points, Willy Hernangomez and Sergio Llull each scored 11 and Sergio Rodriguez dished 11 assists. Maik Zirbes finished as the top scorer for Zvezda with 15 points, Marko Simonovic added 12 and Borisa Simanic scored 10 in his Euroleague debut. Stefan Jovic had 9 points and 9 assists in defeat.

Llull and defense get Madrid going right away

Llull opened the scoring with a runner and added a pair of free throws. Baskets were few and far between at the start of the game, with Madrid playing active on defense and holding the visitors without a basket for more than four minutes. Felipe Reyes scored a fastbreak layup for a 6-0 starts before Ryan Thompson opened Zvezda's account with a fastbreak dunk. But a triple from Rudy Fernandez opened a 10-2 margin and forced the visitors to call a timeout. But that did not stop Madrid's run, as Fernandez dished a pass for Ayon's three-point play. Hernangomez had a layup and Llull drove coast-to-coast as the margin reached 19-2. Borisa Simanic ended Zvezda’s drought with a triple, but Rodriguez answered right back and Madrid led 22-6 after 10 minutes.

Carroll gets hot as Madrid runs a rout

Carroll hit a wide-open three to start the quarter, followed by a put-back from Hernangomez and a triple from Thompkins to make it 30-7. After a timeout, Hernangomez scored inside twice, including a big two-handed dunk in the lane. Marko Guduric scored a three-point play to cut the deficit to 34-10, but Thompkins scored a short jumper and Carroll nailed a corner triple. Zirbes banked in a shot, and after Carroll scored a put-back, Simanic answered with a put-back dunk that made it 41-14. Carroll nailed a triple before Rodriguez and Ayon connected on back-to-back layups. Zirbes and Thompkins traded baskets inside, before Doncic knocked down a corner triple off one leg, the first three-pointer of his career in the competition. Before the quarter’s end, Reyes and Nastic traded baskets inside to make it 56-20.

Third quarter: Margin reaches 46 points

Guduric finished a driving layup in traffic, but Reyes scored inside for a 59-22 lead. After Ayon banked in a runner, Sofoklis Schortsanitis scored an easy reverse layup, but an off-balance three-pointer from Fernandez and a layup from Maciulis broke the 40-point barrier, 67-26. After a timeout, Jovic nailed a long jumper, but Ayon scored twice more inside before Thompson drove for a layup for the visitors. Llull drove to the hoop for 76-30 as the hosts’ rhythm slowed down. Marko Simonovic sank a three-pointer, and after Nocioni scored inside, Branko Lazic scored from long range for Zvezda to make it 78-37. Hernangomez banked in his shot inside, and after Jovic made a runner, Fernandez banked in a circus shot. Zirbes ended the quarter, beating the buzzer for close range to put 82-41 on the scoreboard.

Fourth quarter: Madrid cruises, Jovic and Zirbes cut the deficit

Simonovic and Nocioni traded triples to start the quarter. Jovic dished for a Zirbes dunk, and Simanic nailed a long range shot. Lazic and Jovic each made a pair of free throws. After a floater from Carroll, Jovic found Simonovic for an open three-pointer and then drove for a layup himself that made it 87-58. As the game was getting closer to the end, Nikola Rebic scored a layup, but Thompkins hit a three-pointer, Madrid’s tenth of the night to lead 93-60. Zirbes scored 6 of 8 from the foul line. After Carroll made a baseline floater, Simanic knocked down a baseline jumper, helping cut the deficit to 95-68. At the very end, Madrid’s Dino Radoncic scored his first Euroleague point, rounding out the score at 98-71.

Gustavo Ayon - Real Madrid - EB15
Thursday, October 22, 2015
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Referees: ROCHA, FERNANDO (POR), GKONTAS, SPIROS (GRE), ROMANO, DAVID (ISR)
Attendance: 11486
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Real Madrid22342616
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade6142130
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Real Madrid22568298
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade6204171
Real Madrid
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 FERNANDEZ, RUDY 20:00 8 1/4 2/2   1 4 5 4 1 2     1 2 14
6 NOCIONI, ANDRES 14:23 5 1/1 1/3     3 3     1 2   2 1 6
7 DONCIC, LUKA 18:57 3 0/1 1/2   1 4 5 2   1     1   6
8 MACIULIS, JONAS 15:02 2 1/2       4 4     1   1 1   2
9 REYES, FELIPE 17:37 7 3/8 0/1 1/2 1 7 8 1 1 1     1 3 11
13 RODRIGUEZ, SERGIO 22:03 3 0/1 1/4     2 2 11 1 1     2 4 14
14 AYON, GUSTAVO 17:11 16 6/9   4/5 3 4 7 3 1   2 1 2 4 26
17 RADONCIC, DINO 2:48 1 0/1   1/2                 1 1 -1
20 CARROLL, JAYCEE 23:13 19 3/5 3/9 4/4 3 3 6 1   1   1 3 2 15
23 LLULL, SERGIO 17:57 11 3/4 0/2 5/7   1 1 5   1     1 5 15
33 THOMPKINS, TREY 18:12 12 3/3 2/3   1 4 5 1 1       4   14
41 HERNANGOMEZ, WILLY 12:37 11 5/6   1/2 2   2     2 2   3 1 9
Team           3   3               3
Totals 200:00 98 26/45 10/26 16/22 15 36 51 28 5 11 6 3 22 23 134
        57.8% 38.5% 72.7%
Head coach: LASO, PABLO
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
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 REBIC, NIKOLA 6:09 2 1/4 0/1 0/1       2       1 1 1 -2
5 THOMPSON, RYAN 13:57 4 2/5 0/2   1 1 2     1   1 1   -2
7 MEKEL, GAL 14:36   0/5       1 1   1   1   2 1 -3
10 LAZIC, BRANKO 23:14 5 0/2 1/4 2/2 2 1 3   1 1     2 3 4
12 SIMANIC, BORISA 28:00 10 2/2 2/4   1 3 4   1   2   1   14
15 TEJIC, MARKO 7:38   0/1 0/1         1 1       2   -2
19 SIMONOVIC, MARKO 18:47 12   3/4 3/3 1 3 4 1 2 2       1 17
21 SCHORTSANITIS, SOFOKLIS 13:13 3 1/5   1/2   1 1     1   3 4 3 -6
22 NASTIC, STEFAN 7:13 2 1/6     1 2 3     1     1   -2
23 GUDURIC, MARKO 16:01 9 2/4 0/1 5/5 1 1 2 2   1     5 3 7
24 JOVIC, STEFAN 27:16 9 3/4 0/1 3/3   4 4 9 2 2     2 2 20
33 ZIRBES, MAIK 23:56 15 4/10   7/12 3 3 6         1 3 7 13
Team           3   3     1         2
Totals 200:00 71 16/48 6/18 21/28 13 20 33 15 8 10 3 6 24 21 60
        33.3% 33.3% 75%
Head coach: RADONJIC, DEJAN

Head Coaches

LASO, PABLO
Real Madrid
"I think we played an all-around first half, both on defense and offense. We were able to rebound well, played good defense and did not allow open shots at any time. That allowed us to get a lead which was definitive. We had a good start after the break and when we were leading by 40, we brought new players in, rotated a bit, even using players out of position in order to grow as a team. Everything went well for us since the first minute. The key to the regular season is now how you finish in the standings, but winning all home games, which allows you to be in the Top 16. I am happy because my team is getting back in track but have a lot of work to do. It was a good opportunity for us to give everyone some playing time."
RADONJIC, DEJAN
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
"We have some injury problems, especially Luka Mitrovic. We didn't have a good start to the game tonight. We improved from the final minutes of the third quarter and did better after that. We have to work hard and get our young players involved. We have a lot of work ahead of us."

Players

RODRIGUEZ, SERGIO
Real Madrid
"We didn't expect such an easy game. We had a very strong start and led the game from the first quarter. We enjoyed ourselves, things went well for us and we managed to get our first win in the Euroleague this season. We have reasons to be happy; we are playing better every week and are getting back on track after a tough summer."
CARROLL, JAYCEE
Real Madrid
"We played a great first half and got a big lead. We have to focus on what we do and try to keep improving in upcoming games. We always want to play well and get results like this. It is good that everybody played and our young players had an opportunity to step on court and gain experience. We will not have many games like this, but are happy to get wins like this."
ZIRBES, MAIK
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
"We didn't have a good game. We came here to fight, but have a lot of injury problems right now. We have to improve a lot in the future, but we are working on it. There are many Euroleague games ahead of us."