2013-14Regular SeasonRound 2
October 25, 2013 CET: 20:15
Local time: 20:15 AUDI DOME

Bayern Munich rolled past Siena to remain unbeaten

Turkish Airlines Euroleague debutant FC Bayern Munich remained undefeated in Group C by knocking off Montepaschi Siena 87-78 in its first-ever home game in the competition. John Bryant collected 15 points, 11 rebounds and 2 blocks while Malcolm Delaney scored 20. Nihad Djedovic added 14 points with 5 assists Lucca Staiger chipping in 10 points for Bayern, which improved to 2-0. Josh Carter paced Siena with 14 points while Taylor Rochestie netted 13, Kim English 12 and Benjamin Ortner tallied 11 points. Othello Hunter collected 9 points and 5 rebounds as Montepaschi dropped to 0-2 in the group.

First quarter: Bryant scores 6 points in key 9-0 Bayern run

Bayern coach Svetislav Pesic made one change to his starting lineup with Robin Benzing coming on for Bryce Taylor alongside Malcolm Delaney, Nihad Djedovic, Boris Savovic and John Bryant. Montepaschi coach Marco Crespi shook up his starting five with Kim English and Othello Hunter playing for Erick Green and Spencer Nelson. The other three starters were Daniel Hackett, Joshua Carter and Benjamin Ortner. Hunter got the guests on the board first with a triple from the right wing, which Djedovic answered right back. Bryant’s inside basket gave Munich its first lead of the game at 5-3. English’s triple from the right side handed the lead back to Siena at 7-8. After Benzing hit, Carter converted a three-point play to start an 0-8 Montepaschi run, which included Hackett’s trey for a 9-16 advantage. Bayern roared back with a 9-0 surge led by Bryant, who hit inside, from long range and a foul shot for six points and an 18-16 Munich lead. Ortner stopped the run with an inside score to even the game before Taylor slashed to the rim for a 22-20 Bayern lead after one quarter.

Second quarter: Djedovic, Delaney spark late 16-7 Bayern surge

Two Chevon Troutman scores were followed by a coast-to-coast layup by Heiko Schaffartzik for a 6-0 run as Bayern opened a 28-20 gap. Taylor Rochestie finally scored for Siena at the 6:43 minute mark of the second quarter and added a jumper before English beat the Munich defense back for an easy layup to make it 28-26, resulting in a Munich timeout. Munich increased the intensity out of the timeout and a Bryant tip-in snapped a 2:43 minute scoreless stretch for Munich. It also sparked an 8-0 run, which ended with an easy layup by Djedovic for a 36-26 advantage. Rochestie stopped the bleeding with a triple but saw Lucca Staiger answer right back with a long ball. A Delaney jumper pushed the cushion to 12 points, 43-31, and the hosts led 46-33 at the break thanks to Delaney’s three-ball just before the buzzer.

Third quarter: Siena inches to within 11 points before Djedovic three starts run

Djedovic’s free throws opened the second half and Ortner scored Siena’s first points of the quarter. Savovic and Carter swapped triples and an Ortner three-point play trimmed the margin to 53-41. The cushion was only 55-44 after two Carter foul shots. But Djedovic nailed a big triple for Bayern to wake Munich’s offense back up. The trey started a 13-5 Bayern run, which featured Benzing hitting a jumper and a three-ball as Munich jumped ahead 68-49. The advantage was 70-52 after three quarters.

Fourth quarter: Siena run not enough to make things interesting late

Yassin Idbihi opened the fourth quarter by giving Bayern a 20-point lead for the first time. Staiger added a free throw and a triple to push the margin to 76-52. English’s foul shot and Jeffrey Viggiano’s score cut it to 76-65. Staiger went to the other side of the court to nail a long ball for a 79-57 lead. Siena would not go down without a fight with a 2-14 run with triples by Carter and Rochestie and a dunk for Ortner to make it 81-69 with less than three minutes left. But Delaney made four straight free throws and Siena could not come up with enough possessions to make it interesting in final minute.

Malcom Delaney - FC Bayern Munich - EB13
Friday, October 25, 2013
Euroleague.net
Referees: GARCIA GONZALEZ, JUAN CARLOS (ESP), OBRADOVIC, PETAR (BIH), HALLIKO, AARE (EST)
Attendance: 5280 (Tentative)
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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 22:15 6 3/4 0/1 0/2 1 8 9           3 2 10
6 HAMANN, STEFFEN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 SCHAFFARTZIK, HEIKO 15:14 2 1/1 0/2     1 1 5   3     1 1 3
10 STAIGER, LUCCA 20:15 10 0/1 3/6 1/2   1 1 1 2       2 2 9
12 BENZING, ROBIN 9:22 9 2/3 1/1 2/2       1 1 2     3 2 7
14 DEDOVIC, NIHAD 35:46 14 3/6 2/6 2/2 1 3 4 5 2 2   1 2 5 18
16 ZIPSER, PAUL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
23 DELANEY, MALCOLM 24:46 20 4/6 2/2 6/6       3 2 1     3 6 25
32 IDBIHI, YASSIN 18:07 6 2/5   2/4 4 5 9 1   3     1 2 9
41 SAVOVIC, BORIS 17:45 5 1/2 1/2   1 2 3 1       1 1   5
44 TAYLOR, BRYCE 14:37 2 1/4     1 1 2           4   -3
54 BRYANT, JOHN 21:53 15 4/8 1/2 4/6 2 9 11     2 2   3 5 21
Team             1 1     1          
Totals 200:00 89 21/40 10/22 17/24 10 31 41 17 7 14 2 2 23 25 104
        52.5% 45.5% 70.8%
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
Montepaschi Siena
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 VIGGIANO, JEFF 21:54 4 1/4 0/5 2/2 1 1 2 3 3 2 1   1 1 3
6 HUNTER, OTHELLO 16:13 9 3/6 1/2 0/2 5   5     4     5 1  
7 COURNOOH, DAVID DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 ROCHESTIE, TAYLOR 13:43 13 2/4 3/4     1 1 2   1     1 1 12
11 CARTER, JOSH 23:16 14 1/1 2/2 6/7   1 1 1         4 5 16
14 RESS, TOMAS 17:01 3 0/2 1/2     3 3 1   2     3 1  
16 ORTNER, BENJAMIN 27:19 11 5/9 0/1 1/2 3 3 6 3     1 2 5 4 12
22 UDOM, MATTIA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
23 HACKETT, DANIEL 34:41 8 1/3 1/2 3/4   6 6 6   3     1 6 18
24 ENGLISH, KIM 30:23 12 3/6 1/7 3/4   2 2 1 1       3 3 6
32 GREEN, ERICK 15:30 5 2/4 0/3 1/2   2 2     1     2 1 -1
Team             3 3               3
Totals 200:00 79 18/39 9/28 16/23 9 22 31 17 4 13 2 2 25 23 69
        46.2% 32.1% 69.6%
Head coach: CRESPI, MARCO

Head Coaches

PESIC, SVETISLAV
FC Bayern Munich
"Every game in Euroleague especially in the first round is difficult because this is like qualifying. You do not know what happens in the end. Our group is a very interesting group. Everyone can win and everyone can lose. In general, we played 30 minutes excellently. After that I don’t know what happened. I don’t know what we were thinking. You cannot expect to win a game against Siena by 20. Now it’s 10 points. Of course we were happy that we have another victory but we had a good chance to win by say 15 points. This is the reason that I am a little bit upset."
CRESPI, MARCO
Montepaschi Siena
"I’m satisfied about the first 15 minutes. I think that Bayern is a really strong team and they played a game with a lot of energy on offense and defense. In the first 15 minutes, the game was not only tight on the scoreboard but we also played out our game plan. The last five minutes of the second quarter made the game. After we come back to Italy, we will have something to work on. We played against a motivated and good team. After the first 15 minutes, I don’t like to lose by 10 points. But after we were down by 24 points then I’m happy. Bayern played better than us."

Players

SAVOVIC, BORIS
FC Bayern Munich
"We played 30 minutes really well. But the last 10 minutes we played really badly. We need to look at the last quarter because the first 30 minutes was great. We must keep going tough like the last six games. Every day we’re getting better and better. We just have to think about us and about our game."
CARTER, JOSH
Montepaschi Siena
"It was a tough game. They played really well. They have some good players. We had a couple of looks that we usually knock down, but we couldn’t hit them. But you have to congratulate them. They played good defense. They have a good team and good energy. They were the better team today. We tried to fight, but we just came up a little short. We need more energy and to knock down our open shots. At this level, you have to make teams pay whenever you get open looks. That’s what they were able to do to us."