2017-18Regular SeasonRound 29
March 29, 2018 CET: 19:45
Local time: 20:45 SINAN ERDEM DOME

Barcelona breaks records in huge road win

FC Barcelona Lassa delivered a record-breaking performance to gain a thumping 83-107 victory over Anadolu Efes Istanbul, with the Spanish team hitting 19 three-pointers to set a new club record and tie the highest mark ever recorded in the competition. The point tally also equaled Barcelona’s best in the EuroLeague, with the biggest contribution coming through 20 points from Thomas Heurtel who also delivered 9 assists. Victor Claver and Pau Ribas both made 4 of 4 triples in their respective totals of 16 and 12 points, while Ante Tomic dominated inside with 15 points. Efes also had a productive night from long-range, making 12-of-28 attempts from beyond the arc, led by 19 points from Brock Motum and 17 from Sonny Weems. Errick McCollom and Krunoslav Simon both scored 10 points for Efes, which lost the rebounding battle 22 to 34. Last-placed Efes fell to its eighth straight defeat and a 6-23 record, while Barcelona improved to 10-19 with its third win in five games.

The teams traded close range baskets in the opening stages before consecutive triples from Adam Hanga and Petteri Koponen gave Barcelona some daylight. Adrien Moerman threw down his second dunk, but Motum had 6 early points to keep Efes in touch. A 6-0 run culminating in Bryant Dunston’s free throws sent Efes ahead, but Koponen’s second triple restored the advantage. A put-back from Claver and a pair of three-pointers from Ribas kept the visitors flowing, but a Motum deep strike and a dunk plus one from Dunston made it 19-23 after 10 minutes. That advantage soon became double-digits as Claver opened the second quarter with a pair of triples and the long-range barrage continued through Hanga and Ribas as the gap grew to 21-35. Efes didn’t score a field goal for nearly five minutes until Weems hit a three, but the remainder of the half belonged to Heurtel with a couple of beautiful assists to Tomic, a three-pointer and a driving layup on the buzzer, making it 34-55 at the interval.

Weems opened the second half scoring, but Ribas hit straight back with yet another triple, maintaining Barcelona’s record pace. The game then became a remarkable long-range shoot-out, with McCollom and Motum netting from deep for Efes and Moerman, Heurtel and Phil Pressey doing the same for Barcelona. Efes threatened a comeback with an 8-0 run featuring another three-pointer from Weems, before the quarter ended with yet more long-range strikes from Claver and Birkan Batuk. Predictably, Claver opened the final quarter from long range, and the visitors made the game safe with a 0-14 run containing another three-pointer from Edwin Jackson. Heurtel added a layup and a three, before Jackson took Barcelona into triple-figures – inevitably from beyond the arc. The barrage eventually dried up as Hanga missed an open three with a chance to set a new league record, but the visitors had already done more than enough to secure an extremely convincing victory.

Thomas Heurtel - FC Barcelona Lassa - EB17
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Euroleague.net
Referees: LAMONICA, LUIGI (ITA), FOUFIS, IOANNIS (GRE), SILVA, SERGIO (POR)
Attendance: 1920
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Anadolu Efes Istanbul19153316
FC Barcelona Lassa23322626
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Anadolu Efes Istanbul19346783
FC Barcelona Lassa235581107
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 MCCOLLUM, ERRICK 22:04 10 1/4 1/3 5/5   1 1 2   3     2 4 7
4 BALBAY, DOGUS 7:47 3 0/2 1/1   1   1 2         2   2
5 BROWN, DERRICK 5:18     0/2         1             -1
8 BATUK, BIRKAN 13:36 5 1/1 1/5   1 2 3           2   2
11 DEMIR, BERK 7:49 2 1/1     1 2 3 2         1 2 8
12 MOTUM, BROCK 25:23 19 5/6 3/5   2 1 3 1 1           21
13 WEEMS, SONNY 31:15 17 4/9 3/5   1 2 3 4       1 3 3 16
15 STIMAC, VLADIMIR 13:48 7 3/4   1/2 1 3 4           1 4 12
22 MUSTAFA, MUHAYMIN 5:40     0/1                       -1
23 DOUGLAS, TONEY 10:09 5 1/4 1/2         2         1   2
42 DUNSTON, BRYANT 27:42 5 1/4   3/3 2   2 1 2   1   1 3 10
44 SIMON, KRUNOSLAV 29:29 10 2/3 2/4     2 2 7 1 2     3 2 14
Team                                
Totals 200:00 83 19/38 12/28 9/10 9 13 22 22 4 5 1 1 16 18 92
        50% 42.9% 90%
Head coach: ATAMAN, ERGIN
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
FC Barcelona Lassa
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 RIBAS, PAU 18:14 12 0/1 4/4     4 4 5   1     2   17
8 PRESSEY, PHIL 14:08 5 1/1 1/4     1 1 3   2     2 2 4
9 HANGA, ADAM 19:17 8 1/3 2/6 0/1       1         3 1  
10 JACKSON, EDWIN 13:17 8 0/2 2/2 2/2 1 2 3           3 2 8
13 HEURTEL, THOMAS 20:28 20 4/4 3/4 3/3   2 2 9   3       2 29
17 KURUCS, RODIONS 3:44   0/1               1     2   -4
18 ORIOLA, PIERRE 21:30 8 2/3   4/4 3 3 6 2 1       3 3 16
25 KOPONEN, PETTERI 22:55 8 1/2 2/5         1   1   1   3 6
30 CLAVER, VICTOR 25:25 16 2/2 4/4   1 4 5 2 1 1     1   22
32 DIAGNE, ATOUMANE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
44 TOMIC, ANTE 18:30 15 7/9   1/2 3 1 4 1   1 1   2 3 18
45 MOERMAN, ADRIEN 22:32 7 2/4 1/2   1 8 9 3             16
Team           2 1 3     1         2
Totals 200:00 107 20/32 19/31 10/12 11 26 37 27 2 11 1 1 18 16 134
        62.5% 61.3% 83.3%
Head coach: PESIC, SVETISLAV

Head Coaches

ATAMAN, ERGIN
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
"It is very difficult to comment about tonight’s game. Only in the first quarter we played our regular game. But especially in the second quarter after the bench players came into the game Barcelona took a lot of advantage. Tonight we played very bad, terrible basketball. But Barca played like Golden State, making 19 three point shots at 61%. They played really very good basketball. But we gave up.”
PESIC, SVETISLAV
FC Barcelona Lassa
"Of course I’m happy because in the first two quarters and the last quarter we played very good defense and if you play good defense, you improve your confidence and aggression for offense. This is the reason we scored so many points, and our play selection was very good, but you start with taking responsibility on defense. I’d like to congratulate the players for their good concentration and excellent execution, but we should analyze the third quarter.”

Players

HEURTEL, THOMAS
FC Barcelona Lassa
"We played a good game. We started well and finished well. We made a lot of shots. Everybody improved his game today and everything was okay. We want to finish the EuroLeague season well, and winning games away from home is important for confidence. We did that tonight and we’re very happy."