2000-01Regular SeasonRound 1
October 16, 2000 CET: 00:00
Local time: 00:00 PABELLON RAIMUNDO SAPORTA

Real Madrid, Spain's current champion, won the first game of the new Euroleague after having surpassed Olympiakos of Pireus in a dramatic end, most of all due to some great fast breaks. Olympiakos' center Dino Radja has already written a part of history of the new Euroleague in being the first player to score a basket. It happened after 20 seconds of the game Real Madrid - Olympiakos which took place in Raimundo Saporta Pavillion, in Madrid. Before the game, a short but effectist presentation full of european and basketball symbols, became a great introduction for the competition. The two teams were always very near each other in the scoreboard, with constant changes. The advantage of the two teams never exceeded of 5 points. Real madrid's strategy has been altered because of the injury suffered by their playmaker Sasha Djordjevic, after having scored the first basket for his team, only after 1 minute and 50 seconds of game. Djordjevic never came back to the court, and there are suspicions that he may have an injury in his Achilles' Tendon. This injury obliged Sergio Scariolo, Real Madrid's head coach, to give minutes to Raul Lopez. After the first three quarters, Olympiakos had a short advantage, but in the last part, Real Madrid took the lead after a basket scored by Eric Struelens, with 6 minutes remaining. When less than 2 minutes remained, and with 68-65 on the Scoreboard, Olympiakos' playmaker, David Rivers, missed two free throws, and the chance was taken by Raul Lopez and the Angulo brothers to solve the game. A 3-point shot by Dusan Vukcevic on the horn, could only make the final difference shorter for the Greek team.

Monday, October 16, 2000
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Referees: RADIC, DANKO (CRO), STOKES, RICHARD (ENG), COELHO, ANTONIO (POR)
Attendance: 4300
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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 32:47 14 7/13     2 4 6   1   1   2 3 17
5 STRUELENS, ERIC 27:10 13 5/8   3/6 1 4 5 1 1 1   1 3 4 13
6 DJORDJEVIC, SASA 2:17 2 1/1                       1 3
7 ANGULO, LUCIO 24:32 9 2/6 1/1 2/4   1 1 2 3 3 1   3 2 6
8 NUNEZ, ROBERTO 5:25 2 1/1               1     1    
9 MEEK, ERIK 28:55 9 4/8   1/2 1 2 3 1   3 1 3 3 4 4
11 HERREROS, ALBERTO 7:13 2 1/2       1 1   1       2 1 2
12 MILIC, MARKO 21:26 10 4/7 0/1 2/4 2 5 7 2 1 4   2 4 2 6
13 ZIDEK, JIRI 17:57 7 3/3 0/2 1/2 1 1 2 1         3 2 6
14 LOPEZ, RAUL 32:18 7 2/6 0/3 3/4 2 5 7 4 1 2     4 3 8
Team           4 4 8   2           10
Totals 200:00 75 30/55 1/7 12/22 13 27 40 11 10 14 3 6 25 22 75
        54.5% 14.3% 54.5%
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
Olympiakos
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 BOUNTOURIS, NIKOLAOS 1:37                              
6 VUKCEVIC, DUSAN 27:05 12 2/4 2/7 2/2         1 2   1 2 2 3
8 EKONOMOU, NIKOLAOS 27:05 15 4/6 2/4 1/2 1 2 3 3 1 3     3 3 14
9 RISACHER, STEPHANE 26:14 18 5/6 2/3 2/2 2 1 3     1     3 3 18
10 SOULIS, VASSILIOS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 TOMITS, MILAN 30:42 3 0/1 1/5     2 2   3       3 1 1
12 DE MIGUEL, IGNACIO 10:54 3 1/1   1/4 2 1 3   1 1 1   4 2 2
13 FEMERLING, PATRICK 5:59 4 2/2           1     1     1 7
14 RADJA, DINO 34:02 13 3/8   7/8 1 16 17 1 2 2 4 1 2 7 33
15 RIVERS, DAVID 36:22 5 0/6 0/3 5/8   1 1 4 4 5   1 5 6 -3
Team                     2         -2
Totals 200:00 73 17/34 7/22 18/26 6 23 29 9 12 16 6 3 22 25 73
        50% 31.8% 69.2%
Head coach: ZOUROS, ILIAS
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