2001-02Regular SeasonRound 10
January 10, 2002 CET: 00:00
Local time: 00:00 PABELLON RAIMUNDO SAPORTA
Real Madrid steeled itself for bigger duels to come in Group C by taking care of business at home Thursday against last-place Zadar, 114-84. The victory was the third in a row for Madrid (8-2) and provides good cushion as the team goes on the road for games at contenders Pau-Orthez and Skipper. After playing difficult CSKA at home, Madrid must end the regular season at first-place Panathinaikos. Barring disaster, Madrid can look forward to a spot in the Top 16, while Zadar (2-8) must look to spoil another team's chances. Veteran guards Lucio Angulo and Alberto Herreros led Madrid's unstoppable scoring charge with 19 points apiece. Rumeal Robinson was the high scorer of the game with 24 for Zadar.

Madrid accomplished their goal within the first six minutes of the game, in which they swept the Croatians off the court. The new head coach in Zadar, Hrvoje Vlasic, called a time out at 8-3, just three minutes into the game, and when he sent his boys back onto the court he found a storm in his face. Real was lethal from the 6.25-meter line and put on a demolishing 24-0 run that made it 32-3. It was over and out for Zadar at that point. The Croations didn't exist at all, but the relaxed play after that by Madrid, combined with Robinson's scoring and Tomislav Ruzic's pride, avoided a complete catastrophe. Real Madrid got as far ahead as 31 points (46-15). By the time the teams walked into the lockerrooms the visitors had already taken 10 Madrid threes in their basket. Davor Marcelic hit Zadar's first three-pointer in minute 15, but it was already too late. After having scored 64 points in the first two quarters, Real Madrid gave the Croatians a little break after the half. The Spaniards only tried to stop any outbreaks by its rivals without worrying too much about the final gap in the score, since it was too much for Zadar to overcome.
Thursday, January 10, 2002
Jorge Muñoa, Madrid
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Referees: ZAVLANOS, NIKOLAOS (GRE), ARAUJO, JOSE JOAQUIM (POR), HARRISON, ROGER (ENG)
Attendance: 2800
By Quarter1234
Real Madrid37272723
KK Zadar11292519
End of Quarter1234
Real Madrid376491114
KK Zadar11406584
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 20:00 19 8/9 1/2     2 2 2 2 4     1 1 19
5 STRUELENS, ERIC 15:50 8 4/7   0/2 2 4 6   2 1   1 2 3 10
6 DJORDJEVIC, SASA 20:33 10 2/2 1/4 3/3 1 1 2 5 1       2 4 17
7 ANGULO, LUCIO 20:00 13 5/6   3/4 2 3 5 1 3   1   1 2 22
8 VUKCEVIC, DUSAN 20:00 12 3/3 2/5     1 1 2 1 2 1   3   9
9 TABAK, ZAN 20:04 15 7/11   1/2 3 4 7 3 1 4 1   4 3 17
11 HERREROS, ALBERTO 20:00 19 1/1 5/5 2/2   2 2 5         2 1 25
12 TARLAC, DRAGAN 18:06   0/2   0/2 1 6 7 2   2 1   2 1 3
15 ITURBE, IKER 10:48 6   2/2           1       2 2 7
16 HERNANDEZ-SONSECA, EDU 15:12 7 2/5 1/1   1 4 5   1   2 1 2   9
17 MENA, RAUL 3:09 2 1/1               1     1 2 2
18 JAUMIN, JEAN MARC 16:18 3 0/2 1/1     1 1 1   3     4 2 -2
Team             3 3               3
Totals 200:00 114 33/49 13/20 9/15 10 31 41 21 12 17 6 2 26 21 141
        67.3% 65% 60%
Head coach: SCARIOLO, SERGIO
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
KK Zadar
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 KNEZEVIC, TOMISLAV 3:59                              
6 POPOVIC, MARKO 28:53 9 1/5 1/5 4/4       2 4 2     5 7 7
7 ROBINSON, RUMEAL 34:37 24 6/13 3/6 3/5 2 4 6 3 3 5     4 5 20
8 PERINCIC, HRVOJE 14:47   0/2 0/2   1   1   1     1 1   -4
9 VRSALJKO, MARIN 0:06                              
11 MARCELIC, DAVOR 37:38 12 1/4 3/8 1/2 1   1   2 1   3 1 1 2
13 RUZIC, TOMISLAV 32:44 18 7/10   4/4 3 5 8 1     1   4 4 25
14 ODUOK, INYANG IME 34:14 14 4/12   6/8 4 5 9     3 1 2 2 8 15
15 GRGAT, IVAN 13:02 7 3/4   1/1   1 1     1     4 1 3
16 BANIC, MARKO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           1   1               1
Totals 200:00 84 22/50 7/21 19/24 12 15 27 6 10 12 2 6 21 26 69
        44% 33.3% 79.2%
Head coach: VLASIC, HRVOJE
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Head Coaches

SCARIOLO, SERGIO
Real Madrid
"Our ideas were clear and we started strong which deprived Zadar of its will to win the game. My team showed a good attitude from the beginning, and even though it is difficult to keep concentration when winning by 30, we had good moments with fast-breaks, ball circulation and three-pointers."
VLASIC, HRVOJE
KK Zadar
"The decisive quarter was the first one in which Madrid went ahead by 25, that's when everyone could see that they were a better team. We did our best efforts and we could only get as close as 16 points. When the Real Madrid machine starts to work, it's useless to try to stop it."

Players

VUKCEVIC, DUSAN
Real Madrid
"We were not expecting such an easy win. We showed we are superior both as a team and as individuals. We have to play at this level for the rest of the season."
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