2012-13Regular SeasonRound 8
November 30, 2012 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 PALACIO DE DEPORTES DE LA COMUNIDAD DE MADRID

Madrid uses big fourth quarter to beat Fenerbahce

Real Madrid used a huge fourth quarter to down Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 77-61 in the Spanish capital on Friday night. The win keeps Madrid in first place in Group A with a 6-2 record, while Fenerbahce drops to 4-4 and fourth place, still needing one victory to secure a place in the Top 16. The visitors led for 29 minutes in Madrid, but the hosts made a crucial 19-3 run that bridged the third and fourth quarters. During that span, Real Madrid did not allow a single field goal for six-and-a-half minutes, opening up a 64-52 lead and putting the game away. Nikola Mirotic led Madrid with 18 points, Marcus Slaughter finished with a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Jaycee Carroll and Felipe Reyes each scored 10 points. Bojan Bogdanovic had 18 points for Fenerbahce, while Emir Preldzic and Bo McCalebb each finished with 10 in defeat.

First quarter: Fenerbahce takes an early lead

Mirotic started the game with a dunk and Mike Batiste opened Fenerbahce's account with a jump hook. Emir Preldzic and Rudy Fernandez traded driving layups before a fastbreak layup and a triple from Bogdanovic made it 6-9. After Mirza Begic and Batiste traded dunks, Batiste sank a tough three-pointer, extending visitors’ lead to 8-14. The hosts cut the deficit to 2 points with Sergio Llull and Carlos Suarez combining to score the teams’ next 6 points, however Bogdanovic hit again from downtown to make sure the visitors stayed in front. In the final minute of the quarter, Romain Sato was called for a technical foul and Mirotic hit a pair of free throws to make it 16-19 after 10 minutes.

Second quarter: Bogdanovic keeps visitors in front

Bogdanovic hit a jumper to open the second quarter, and David Anderesen hit a three-pointer making it an 8-point game. Madrid caught up with Dontaye Draper taking over at the point. Jaycee Carroll hit a wide-open triple and Slaughter had an easy dunk to cut the deficit to 3 points. After Andersen made a tough fadeaway jump shot, Slaughter tipped in an alley-oop pass from Draper as the hosts managed to cut it to 28-30. Bogdanovic ended the visitors’ three-minute slump with a jumper before McCalebb sank an off-balanced triple for 32-37. Madrid got back within 1 thanks to Fernandez and Felipe Reyes combining to make 4 of 6 free throws as well as Mirotic tipping in Rudy’s missed free throw, before Prledzic hit both foul shots to give Fenerbahce a 36-39 halftime lead.

Third quarter: Madrid regains the lead

Bogdanovic continued leading Fenerbahce’s offense with a jumper at the beginning of the third quarter. Preldzic also added one of his own, however, it came in between back-to-back triples from Mirotic and Fernandez that tied the game for the first time after first quarter, 43-43. Bogdanovic answered with his third three-pointer of the game to remain a perfect 7 for 7 from the floor and McCalebb sank a triple as well for 45-49, but Sergio Rodriguez and Mirotic converted layups on consecutive possession to start a 9-3 run, capped with Slaughter’s big dunk for 54-52 at the end of the third quarter.

Fourth quarter: 23-5 run puts the game away

Madrid used Omer Onan’s unsportsmanlike foul in the first minute of the fourth quarter, as Carroll made a pair of free throws and Mirotic sank a triple from the right corner for 59-52. Carroll’s basket-plus-foul made it a 10-point affair for the first time in the game, before Rodriguez went coast-to-coast for a layup and 64-52. Ilkan Karaman hit a jumper to snap Fenerbahce’s field goal drought that lasted for more than six minutes, but Carroll made a layup and Reyes hit a triple to extend margin to 71-56 and relieve the game of drama. Before the game’s end, Slaughter and Rodriguez scored inside making it 77-57 to cap a 23-5 run, and Sato and Preldzic rounded out the scoring in the final minute.

Nikola Mirotic - Real Madrid - EB12
Friday, November 30, 2012
Euroleague.net
Referees: BELOSEVIC, ILIJA (SRB), MAESTRE, NICOLA (FRA), VOJINOVIC, MILIJA (SRB)
Attendance: 10137 (Tentative)
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Real Madrid16201823
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul1920139
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Real Madrid16365477
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul19395261
Real Madrid
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 DRAPER, DONTAYE 8:29 2 1/2       1 1 3       1 1   3
5 FERNANDEZ, RUDY 23:44 7 1/2 1/6 2/6   4 4 3 1 4     3 5 3
7 POCIUS, MARTYNAS 9:07     0/1                   1   -2
8 SUAREZ, CARLOS 22:44 4 2/3 0/1   2 5 7 4         2 1 12
9 REYES, FELIPE 16:32 10 2/5 1/1 3/4 4 2 6 1     1   3 5 16
12 MIROTIC, NIKOLA 27:35 18 5/9 2/4 2/4 3 3 6 2 1   1 1 2 3 20
13 RODRIGUEZ, SERGIO 15:54 6 3/4 0/4     2 2 1 1 3     1   1
15 HETTSHEIMEIR, RAFAEL 1:43   0/1           1         1   -1
16 BEGIC, MIRZA 8:24 2 1/2       1 1       2       4
20 CARROLL, JAYCEE 18:08 10 2/5 1/4 3/3   1 1 1 1     1 2 2 6
23 LLULL, SERGIO 21:54 6 2/4 0/3 2/4   1 1 2 1 2     1 4 4
44 SLAUGHTER, MARCUS 25:46 12 6/9     3 7 10   5   1   2   23
Team           4   4               4
Totals 200:00 77 25/46 5/24 12/21 16 27 43 18 10 9 5 3 19 20 93
        54.3% 20.8% 57.1%
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
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 MCCALEBB, BO 31:10 10 0/5 2/4 4/4   1 1 1   3   3 1 2  
7 ONAN, OMER 13:58     0/1   1 1 2     2     2 1 -2
9 ERMIS, BARIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 SATO, ROMAIN 26:02 6 2/2 0/2 2/2 1 4 5 1 1 3     3 4 9
12 BREMER,J.R. 10:18   0/1 0/1             1     1 1 -3
13 ANDERSEN, DAVID 19:08 6 1/3 1/4 1/2   6 6     3   1 2 3 3
21 SAVAS, OGUZ 0:49                         1   -1
22 BIRSEN, JAMES METECAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
24 BATISTE, MIKE 24:05 7 2/6 1/1   1 4 5   1 1     4 1 5
41 KARAMAN, ILKAN 11:08 4 2/3 0/1 0/2         2 1 1   2 1 1
44 BOGDANOVIC, BOJAN 36:49 18 4/5 3/4 1/2   2 2   2 2 2   2 3 20
55 PRELDZIC, EMIR 26:33 10 4/7 0/3 2/2   3 3 2 1 1   1 3 3 8
Team           3 4 7               7
Totals 200:00 61 15/32 7/21 10/14 6 25 31 4 7 17 3 5 21 19 47
        46.9% 33.3% 71.4%
Head coach: PIANIGIANI, SIMONE

Head Coaches

LASO, PABLO
Real Madrid
"Finishing first of our group was not a priority for us when the season started. This is Real Madrid and we have to face every team out there. Some of my players did a great job that was not reflected in the stats, but they give added value to this team. We worked hard in the first half and that allowed us to get better after the break. It was a similar game to the one played against Khimki. We missed free throws in the first half and made other mistakes that we managed to correct in the second half."
PIANIGIANI, SIMONE
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
"We have played very well and led the game for 30 minutes against one of the best teams - if not the best - in Europe. We have been very competitive for 30 minutes but could not finish our work. There have been differences in both games in the fourth quarter. Real Madrid is in better shape and has the experience of a core of players that have been together for some time, which we don't have yet. I am happier than I was a month ago because we did a better job tonight, being ahead one of the best teams in Europe for 30 minutes. The next goal is to do the same for 40 minutes."

Players

SLAUGHTER, MARCUS
Real Madrid
"We played better defense in the second half, playing stronger than we did before the break. Things have to go step by step. We made a lot of mistakes in the first half but managed to correct them after the break. Day by day, I feel better in Real Madrid's playing system. We always do our best but I am happy on the way things are going for us."
REYES, FELIPE
Real Madrid
"We always play at the same pace but our opponents are tough teams and they are not easy to beat. We do a constant, steady work all game long. We have to keep working in the same direction to keep winning games. Real Madrid is in a good moment. We are happy and playing really well. We have to make the most out of this moment because there will be days and week in which things don't go that well: it is logical, this is basketball. We want to win our last two regular season games to finish first. Cantu is a tough place to get a win; teams like Khimki and Fenerbahce lost there."
BOGDANOVIC, BOJAN
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
"We did not play at the same level in the fourth quarter after playing good basketball for 30 minutes. We played well and fast until the end of the third quarter. We didn't manage to play in the same way in the fourth quarter and could not stop Real Madrid in its final rush. I am playing well but that doesn't mean much if the team cannot win."