2015-16Regular SeasonRound 4
November 05, 2015 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 BARCLAYCARD CENTER

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
78.0 Points 70.7
41.3 Rebounds 37.0
14.0 O. Rebounds 7.7
27.3 D. Rebounds 29.3
17.7 Assists 15.3
4.3 Steals 11.7
4.3 Blocks 3.7
15.3 Turnovers 13.3
51.3 % 2PT 48.8 %
29.7 % 3PT 30.8 %
76.9 % FT 81.1 %
87.0 Index 82.0

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
12.0 / Llull Points 17.3 / Djedovic
8.0 / Ayon Rebounds 7.3 / Renfroe
2.7 / Reyes OR 1.7 / Renfroe
5.7 / Ayon DR 5.7 / Renfroe
6.0 / Rodriguez Assists 5.0 / Renfroe
1.0 / Ayon Steals 2.0 / Bryant
1.0 / Hernangomez Blocks 1.7 / Thompson
2.7 / Fernandez Turnovers 4.3 / Renfroe
69.2 % / Hernangomez 2PT 75.0 % / Zipser
60.0 % / Maciulis 3PT 50.0 % / Bryant
100.0 % / Carroll FT 100.0 % / Gavel
16.0 / Ayon Index 21.3 / Djedovic


Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final Four 0-0
0-0 Playoffs 0-0
0-0 Top 16 0-0
1-2 Regular Season 2-1
1-2 Overall 2-1


Crew Chief

The Take

Real Madrid aims to protect its home floor against FC Bayern Munich, which has won back-to-back games. Madrid fell on the road at Fenerbahce last week, while Bayern rolled to a big win over Strasbourg. Though Bayern is tied for first place in Group A at 2-1, it has yet to win on the road. It will be a special trip for Bayern guard K.C. Rivers, who spent last season with Madrid and won the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Spanish League and Copa del Rey titles. Madrid top performer thus far this season had been center Gustavo Ayon, who anchors the frontline together with Felipe Reyes and Trey Thompkins. Bayern is deep in the paint too and will rely on Deon Thompson, John Bryant and Dusko Savanovic to get things done. Small forward Nihad Djedovic has been in great form for Bayern and he will look to continue torching the nets, even though he will match up with Jonas Maciulis and even Rudy Fernandez at times. Rudy shares the backcourt with Sergio Llull, Sergio Rodriguez and Jaycee Carroll to form a dangerous lineup. Point guard Alex Renfroe leads the Bayern backcourt alongside Rivers, Anton Gavel and Bryce Taylor. This could be a statement game for either side.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Game Notes

Real Madrid

Sergio Llull is tied with CSKA Moscow great J.R. Holden for ninth place on the Euroleague’s all-time assists charts with 608 career assists. Fellow Madrid guard Sergio Rodriguez sits in 11th place with 607 assists.

Felipe Reyes will tie Nikola Vujcic for 20th place on the Euroleague’s career steals list with his next steal. He enters this game with 180 career steals.

Jaycee Carroll scored the 1,000th point in his Euroleague career last week.

Carroll has made 9 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.

Rudy Fernandez’s streak of consecutive Euroleague games with at least 1 three-pointer made came to an end last week at 22.

Trey Thompkins has made 26 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.

FC Bayern Munich

Bradley Wanamaker is the Euroleague co-leader in steals through three games this season with 3 per game. He shares the lead with Dinamo Sassari guard David Logan.

Alex Renfroe has recorded at least 1 steal in four straight and 13 of his last 14 Euroleague games.

Renfroe had a short stint with Laboral Kutxa during the 2013-14 season, where he was a teammate of Madrid forward Andres Nocioni.

Bryce Taylor has at least 1 steal in 10 straight Euroleague games.

Paul Zisper is 10 for 10 from the free throw line in his Euroleague career.

K.C. Rivers spent last season with Real Madrid, with whom he won the Turkish Airlines Euroleague. Rivers also helped Madrid capture the Spanish League and Copa del Rey titles.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Quotes Head Coaches

Real Madrid
"A very important game for us because we play at home after a couple road losses. Bayern Munich is having a great start to the Euroleague. They have clear roles in the team and they are going through a sweet period with players that have worked a lot in defense. They collect many steals and open the court from those. That will force us to kick it up a notch in effort and focus. IN such a complicated challenge, we will need support from our fans. Bayern has been growing as a team for some time now, especially since Pesic arrived. They know their roles now and keep players that know the Pesic philosophy. They are being solid since the start of the competition. They beat Khimki at home and could have defeated Fenerbahce and then they had a solid win to Strasbourg. Their backcourt threat is real with Taylor, Rivers and Renfroe. Gavel is a good shooter and Zipser and Savanovic can play open because they are good three-point shooters. Inside, we find Bryant and Thompson. It is a complete team. What worries me the most about them is their defensive intensity. They collect more than 11 steals per game and those possessions often become fastbreaks for easy points. It will be important for us not to turn the ball over and show good balance against a dangerous team in the open court."
FC Bayern Munich
"Madrid is one of the best teams in Europe. They can match up with any team on eye level. It will be a new challenge for us to compete with such a strong opponent. Real has to deliver in their own arena. We will take our chances."


Real Madrid
"The regular season is important to get strong at home, win all the games and then try to score some wins on the road. The most important thing though, is winning at home. To do that we have some amazing fans that support us all the time and give us good strength. We want to use that home court advantage. We are alternating some good games with some not so good, and we must find our place like we did last year. We have to try for everyone to gel into the group so we can show the game we got. We are practicing well and I see hunger in the team. There are many games ahead and I am sure we can get our Top 16 ticket."
FC Bayern Munich
"We expect that Real will come out tough after the loss against Fenerbahce. The energy in the arena will be intense and Madrid knows how to win. We have to stop them, before they get into rhythm. This is going to be a tough challenge for us."

Carroll's three-pointer lifts Real Madrid over Bayern

In one of the best games in Turkish Airlines Euroleague regular season history, Real Madrid rallied from an 8-point deficit in the final three minutes to beat FC Bayern Munich 101-99 on a game-winning three-point shot by Jaycee Carroll. Rudy Fernandez and Felipe Reyes led the winners with 20 points apiece. Reyes added 11 rebounds for a double-double. Sergio Llull had 18 points, while Carroll finished with 14 for Madrid. Nihad Djedovic led Bayern with 22 points, Alex Renfroe added 21, K.C. Rivers had 15 against his former team while John Bryant scored 14 for the guests. Madrid got off to a strong start, as Reyes and Fernandez gave Los Blancos a 13-4 lead. Reyes kept pushing Madrid and a jumper by Rivers only brought Bayern within 33-20 after 10 minutes. Bryant and Renfroe stepped up for the guests early in the second quarter, but Carroll struck three times from downtown to keep Madrid way ahead, 45-34. Bryant, Taylor and a buzzer-beating triple by Rivers tied the game, 51-51, at halftime. Bayern got its first lead, 51-53, soon after the break and used a 0-10 run that Deon Thompson capped with a slam to get a 73-81 lead after three-quarters. A three-pointer by Djedovic seemed to seal the outome, 88-96, with less than three minutes left, but Llull and Fernandez fueled a 10-0 run which Gustavo Ayon capped with a layup for a 98-96 Madrid lead with 34.8 seconds. Renfroe struck from downtown, but Carroll hit the game-winning three-pointer with 3.6 seconds left, allowing Madrid to celebrate a critical win.

First quarter: Reyes and Madrid roll

Felipe Reyes got Madrid going with tip-in, which Dusko Savanovic erased with a step-back jumper. Rudy Fernandez took over with a driving layup and Jonas Maciulis copied him for a 6-2 Madrid lead. A layup by Sergio Llull prompted Bayern to call timeout at 8-2. Nihad Djedovic scored in penetration, but Reyes found space for an uncontested layup, which Fernandez followed with a three-pointer for a 13-4 Madrid lead. John Bryant scored down low and a three-point play by Reyes made it a double-digit game, 16-6. Djedovic buried a triple and Bryant banked in a turnaround jumper to get Bayern within 17-11. An unstoppable Reyes followed a three-pointer with a layup in an 8-0 run that he capped with free throws for a 25-11 advantage. Anton Gavel struck from downtown and Savanovic hit a turnaround jumper, but a second-chance layup by Trey Thompkins and a triple in transition by Fernandez restored a 30-16 Madrid lead. Llull joined the three-point shootout, but a dunk by Alex Renfroe and a buzzer-beating jumper by K.C. Rivers kept Bayern within 33-20 after 10 minutes.

Second quarter: Rivers, Bryant rescue Bayern

Bryant scored around the basket early in the quarter, as Bayern improved its defense. Madrid was held scoreless for more than two minutes while a driving layup by Bryant and free throws by Renfroe gave Bayern hope at 33-26. Carroll hit a three-pointer from the top of the key, but Djedovic found Bryant for a one-handed slam. Renfroe hit a big three-pointer, but Carroll did even better with back-to-back shots from downtown to boost Madrid's margin to 42-33. Bryce Taylor split free throws and Fernandez nailed one from beyond the arc to restore a double-digit Madrid lead, 45-34. Djedovic hit free throws and a corner triple by Rivers brought Bayern within 45-39. Reyes rescued Madrid with a big basket. Paul Zipser stepped up with a put-back layup and a three-pointer by Taylor caused Madrid call timeout at 47-44. Gustavo Ayon banked in a close shot, but Bryant scored at the other end. A layup by Sergio Rodriguez restored a 51-46 lead. A layup by Renfroe and another buzzer-beating triple by Rivers tied the game at 51-51 at halftime.

Third quarter: Late 0-10 run puts Bayern in charge

Free throws by Djedovic gave Bayern its first lead of the game, 51-53, soon after the break. Llull shined with an off-balance jumper and a layup by Jonas Maciulis put Madrid back ahead, 55-53. Ayon took over with a layup in transition, that Bryant erased with a five-meter jumper. A three-pointer by Renfroe allowed Bayern to regain the lead, 57-58. Fernandez and Bryant exchanged free throws and a three-pointer by Maciulis gave Los Blancos a 62-60 edge. Rivers provided a highlight with an off-balance basket and improved Llull's layup with a bomb from downtown for a 64-65 Bayern edge. Djedovic, Andres Nocioni and Savanovic joined the three-point shootout to make it 67-71. Djedovic struck again from downtown and a baseline jumper by Deon Thompson forced Madrid to call a much-needed timeout at 67-76. Thompson took over with a wild dunk that capped a 0-10 run, as Fernandez and Llull brought Madrid within 71-80. Free throws by Gavel and Jeffery Taylor fixed the score at 73-81.

Fourth quarter: Down to the last shot!

Zipser shined with a put-back basket early in the quarter. Reyes made free throws, but Renfroe beat the shot clock with a one-handed floater in the lane. Ayon scored around the basket, but he didn't find much help around. Bayern kept powering the boards and extended its possessions to run the game clock down. Meanwhile, a driving layup by Taylor made it a 6-point game with six minutes left. Thompson stepped up with a power layup and Renfroe extended Bayern's margin back to double digits, 79-89. After Carroll made free throws, Savanovic buried a close jumper. Rodriguez kept Los Blancos within 83-91. Llull got the crowd involved with an off-balance basket and bettered Djedovic's backdoor layup with a bomb from downtown to make it 88-93. Djedovic sank a critical triple, but Llull split free throws and Fernandez downed a turnaround three-pointer. Llull scored off a steal and free throws by Reyes tied it at 96-96. Ayon had a big block on Savanovic and scored at the other end to complete Madrid's incredible comeback, 98-96, with 34.8 seconds left. Renfroe struck from downtown to regain the lead for Bayern, 98-99, with 20 seconds remaining. Madrid called timeout and Rodriguez fed Carroll for the game-winning triple with 3.1 seconds left. Bayern had a final chance to win the game, but Renfroe missed an off-balance shot at the buzzer.

Protect Humanity - Real Madrid vs. FC Bayern Munich - EB15
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Attendance: 9037
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Real Madrid33182228
FC Bayern Munich20313018
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Real Madrid335173101
FC Bayern Munich20518199
Real Madrid
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 FERNANDEZ, RUDY 33:24 20 1/3 5/6 3/5 1 5 6 2     1 1 4 5 24
6 NOCIONI, ANDRES 10:29 3   1/2     1 1 1   1     1 1 3
7 DONCIC, LUKA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 MACIULIS, JONAS 18:49 8 2/3 1/3 1/2   1 1 1 1     1 2 2 6
9 REYES, FELIPE 27:06 20 5/7 1/2 7/7 4 7 11 2 1 3 1 1 3 5 30
13 RODRIGUEZ, SERGIO 16:16 4 1/1 0/3 2/2   1 1 7   1       6 14
14 AYON, GUSTAVO 30:37 8 4/7   0/2 5 3 8 6 1 4 2   2 1 15
20 CARROLL, JAYCEE 13:05 14 0/1 4/7 2/2 1   1 2       1 1 2 13
23 LLULL, SERGIO 28:27 18 5/10 2/4 2/4   2 2 6 1 2   1   2 17
33 THOMPKINS, TREY 7:12 2 1/3 0/1   1 1 2 1         2    
41 HERNANGOMEZ, WILLY 4:16           2 2           1   1
44 TAYLOR, JEFFERY 10:19 4 1/2 0/1 2/2                   1 3
Team           5   5               5
Totals 200:00 101 20/37 14/29 19/26 17 23 40 28 4 11 4 5 16 25 131
        54.1% 48.3% 73.1%
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
FC Bayern Munich
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 RIVERS, K.C. 24:40 15 2/6 3/4 2/3   3 3 3 1     2 4 3 13
9 THOMPSON, DEON 28:04 6 3/10       5 5 1 2   2   4 1 6
11 SEIFERTH, ANDREAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 RENFROE, ALEX 25:58 21 5/6 3/4 2/2   1 1 3   4   1 4 1 15
13 MICIC, VASILIJE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 DJEDOVIC, NIHAD 30:55 22 3/5 4/7 4/4   1 1 3   2     2 3 20
16 ZIPSER, PAUL 15:02 4 2/2 0/3   2 2 4 3     1   2 1 8
20 SAVANOVIC, DUSKO 16:54 9 3/4 1/4     2 2 2       1 4 1 5
25 GAVEL, ANTON 17:18 4 0/1 1/1 1/2 1 1 2 4 2       1 1 10
41 MAYR, DANIEL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
44 TAYLOR, BRYCE 21:44 4 0/1 1/4 1/2 2 4 6 1         2 3 7
54 BRYANT, JOHN 19:25 14 6/7   2/2 1 1 2   1 1 2   2 2 17
Team           4 1 5               5
Totals 200:00 99 24/42 13/27 12/15 10 21 31 20 6 7 5 4 25 16 106
        57.1% 48.1% 80%

Head Coaches

Real Madrid
"The key was our start to the game; it showed us how to play against this team. But they played very good, very tough and stayed in the game. We made mistakes, but the good thing is that we never gave up, kept fighting and got a great victory in the end, playing hard defense, changing our defense and changing the rhythm they made us play during the game. They managed to play at the rhythm that suited them best and scored a lot of points late in the possessions despite us playing good defense. They grabbed a lot of offensive rebounds and scored from it, which hurt us. Jeff Taylor gave us a lot of energy. We used different defenses to change the game's rhythm and managed to do it in the end… I am very happy with this win because going down to 1-3 would have given the team a lot of pressure."
FC Bayern Munich
"Congratulations to Real Madrid, but Bayern also deserved to win tonight. The problem is that we respected Madrid too much in the first quarter and played very bad defense. We improved after that, were able to run the floor and play good transition basketball. Other than the loss, this game is good for us to know that we are able to compete against first-level teams in Europe and beat them."


Real Madrid
"I am happy that we won. The last shot was great! It is fun to get a little excitement like that into our game. [It was] a great extra pass by Chacho [Rodriguez] to find me wide open, really, for a shot. In the end, the whole team fought hard and a lot of our players did very good things in the second half to overcome the deficit we had and win the game. On the final play, we had some extra passes and the ball fell in my hands… and I hit the shot. The most important thing is that we won the game. We knew that Bayern was going to be a tough, difficult team to beat. They are playing very well and kept its chances open until the final seconds."
Real Madrid
"Our strong points were the final two minutes, in which we were really aggressive. We played very good defense in the first quarter and this is when we got an 11-12 point lead. After that, maybe because we were tired or for things beyond our control, they returned to the game, hit three-point shots in transition and played really well. We trailed most of the way after that until those final two minutes, in which we improved and had a final shot to win the game. We knew it was a difficult group. We already lost two games on the road and if we had lost this game, things would have been really difficult for us. We have to be happy with the win."
FC Bayern Munich
"It feels good to be back in Madrid. The most important thing was the game and we played an almost perfect one. We played unbelievably well, but it is unbelievable that we lost the game. It was a very balanced game and it is hard to say how the team feels after this loss. We must learn to play 40 minutes at our best level, the one we showed today in our best moments, and try to do even better than that."
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