2015-16Regular SeasonRound 9
December 11, 2015 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 AUDI DOME

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
77.5 Points 83.9
35.8 Rebounds 37.9
9.6 O. Rebounds 13.3
26.1 D. Rebounds 24.6
18.0 Assists 18.4
7.5 Steals 5.6
3.0 Blocks 3.6
13.0 Turnovers 13.4
51.2 % 2PT 53.8 %
36.6 % 3PT 32.3 %
80.7 % FT 77.2 %
86.6 Index 95.0

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
14.5 / Djedovic Points 14.0 / Llull
5.4 / Savanovic Rebounds 7.8 / Ayon
1.3 / Taylor OR 3.0 / Ayon
4.1 / Savanovic DR 4.8 / Ayon
4.4 / Renfroe Assists 5.3 / Rodriguez
1.3 / Savanovic Steals 1.1 / Ayon
1.1 / Thompson Blocks 1.4 / Ayon
3.6 / Renfroe Turnovers 2.0 / Ayon
71.4 % / Zipser 2PT 70.6 % / Hernangomez
71.4 % / Bryant 3PT 38.5 % / Fernandez
100.0 % / Zipser FT 100.0 % / Thompkins
13.6 / Djedovic Index 17.4 / Ayon


Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final Four 0-0
0-0 Playoffs 0-0
0-0 Top 16 0-0
4-4 Regular Season 3-5
4-4 Overall 3-5


Crew Chief

The Take

This is a critical showdown for both teams. Bayern can qualify for the Top 16 with a win, regardless of any other scores. Madrid cannot qualify this week, but will be eliminated if it loses and Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade beats Fenerbahce Istanbul on the road. Bayern ranks fourth in defensive rebounding (26.1 drpg.) and Madrid ranks second in offensive rebounds (13.3 orpg.), so it is safe to say that the frontcourt battle will be critical in this game. Madrid signed Mo Ndour, who is expected to play right away with Trey Thompkins and Andres Nocioni being questionable. Felipe Reyes, Gustavo Ayon and Willy Hernangomez will see extended playing time around the baskets against Dusko Savanovic, John Bryant and Deon Thompson. Madrid is also without Rudy Fernandez, so Sergio Rodriguez, Sergio Llull and Jaycee Carroll will have extended roles. Alex Renfroe must use his speed and ball-handling against Llull, but Bayern has more firepower at the wings with Nihad Djedovic, Bryce Taylor and Anton Gavel. Former Madrid player K.C. Rivers may be the X-factor for Bayern, just as teen sensation Luka Doncic can be for Los Blancos in a must-watch Game of the Week.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Game Notes

FC Bayern Munich

Svetislav Pesic will coach his 100th career game in the competition this week.

Nihad Djedovic has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last nine Euroleague appearances.

Paul Zisper is 18 for 18 from the free throw line in his Euroleague career.

K.C. Rivers has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last seven Euroleague appearances.

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.

Alex 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 made 10 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.

John Bryant has recorded a performance index rating in the double figures in each of his last five games.

Real Madrid

Sergio Rodriguez and Sergio Llull enter the game tied for eighth place on the Euroleague’s all-time assists charts with 631 career assists.

Sergio Llull has made at least 1 three-pointer in six straight and 14 of his last 15 Euroleague games.

Trey Thompkins has made 33 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.

Jaycee Carroll has made 11 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.

Carroll has made at least 1 three-pointer in seven straight and 12 of his last 13 Euroleague games.

Felipe Reyes has recorded at least 1 steal in seven straight Euroleague games.

Reyes has made 10 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.

Reyes has a performance index rating of at least 11 in seven consecutive Euroleague appearances.

Jonas Maciulis needs 4 more three-pointers to reach the milestone of 200.

Rudy Fernandez has made 12 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Quotes Head Coaches

FC Bayern Munich
"The fact that Real Madrid has to win against us to remain in the competition does not make it easier for us. Madrid is the reigning champion and a great club with outstanding players. I am convinced that sooner or later Madrid will regain its former strengths. I hope it will be later - after our match up."
Real Madrid
"Each game is complicated and we landed in a very difficult group in which all teams competed well since day one. We improved as the competition progressed and after the latest results, we still depend on ourselves. We need the win in Munich and we need the win versus Strasbourg to make the Top 16. It's the only thing on our minds now. Bayern is a solid team and well coached with clear ideas. We know it is a challenge and a complicated game. Road games force you to be focused 40 minutes. It's important to send a message to the rival from the beginning to tell him that we are in the game. If you don't do that, you're forced to trail like we did at Crvena Zvezda or against Fenerbahce. To win big games, you must have a great 40 minutes. Rudy is out for us, Nocioni is better but he will be a game time decision. Thompkins has already parcticed with the team and he's also better, but not at 100 percent. Llull has also knee problems but you know him, he never steps aside. The rest are fine."


FC Bayern Munich
"Our group is very tough from top to bottom. There are two games left and all teams know what the situation is. You can win and be in or you can lose and be out of the competition. Although I still have many friends at Real Madrid, there will be no friendship on the court. It will be the Game of the Week and both teams will play hard until the last buzzer."
Real Madrid
"Bayern is a tough team that plays good defense and gets the pressure lines high. Also, polaying in Germany is always complicated because the fans push them a lot. It will be hard for us, bu we will do everything in our hands to win. We must overcome injury problems and play as a team, trust the teammate by our side and the one coming off the bench. We did good the last two weeks, and we'll try to play good basketball. In order to beat Bayern we must be strong in defense and we must not turn the ball over in offense. They use that a lot to their advantage."

Champs stay alive with convincing win in Munich

Defending champion Real Madrid kept alive its chances of reaching the Top 16 by racing past Bayern Munich 67-86 on the road in Group A. Gustavo Ayon collected 22 points, 9 rebounds, 6 steals and 2 blocks and Sergio Llull scored 18 points as Madrid improved to 4-5. Sergio Rodriguez chipped in 9 points and 10 assists and Trey Thompkins had 11 points in the crucial victory. Bayern dropped to 4-5 with the defeat despite 22 points from K.C. Rivers against his former team and 10 points from Deon Thompson. The game was close through the first half, which finished with Bayern up 38-36, however a 2-18 third-quarter run highlighted a second half that saw Los Blancos outscore Bayern 29-50 to take the win.

First quarter: Ayon strong early on for Madrid

Svetislav Pesic made one change to his starting line-up with Rivers going against his former team in favor of Nihad Djedovic along with Alex Renfroe, Bryce Taylor, Dusko Savanovic and Deon Thompson. Madrid coach Pablo Laso started the game with the same first five with Sergio Rodriguez, Llull, Jonas Maciulis, Ayon and Felipe Reyes. Thompson started the scoring with a dunk in transition after a steal. Llull hit first for Madrid with a three for a 2-3 lead. After Rivers and Savanovic answered with three-pointers for the hosts, Rodriguez followed with a layup to make it 8-5. Bayern upped the margin to 12-5 on a Renfroe layup and jumper by Thompson. A long Rivers jumper had Bayern ahead 14-7, but Ayon scored the next 5 points on free throws and a dunk in transition and bonus free throw, and Trey Thompkins’s corner three put the defending champions ahead 14-15. The lead switched hands on the next four scores with Ayon scoring another basket in transition before Llull nailed a three-pointer to give Madrid the lead, 18-20, after 10 minutes.

Second quarter: Rivers scores 8 points to push Bayern in front

Jeffery Taylor struck first for Madrid with an inside basket. Paul Zipser came back at other end and put back an offensive rebound to make it 20-22. Madrid youngster Luka Doncic and Renfroe swapped two free throws before the guests went ahead 22-28 on a Jaycee Carroll jumper and Taylor score. Savanovic came out of a Bayern time out with a tip-in before new Madrid forward Maurice Ndour scored his first points for a 24-30 advantage. The guests were held scoreless for the next 2:15 and Bayern was able to even the game at 30-30 with a free throw and three-pointer from Bryce Taylor and Savanovic fouls shots. Ayon snapped the scoreless drought, but watched as Rivers nailed a three for a 33-32 Bayern lead. Pesic immediately took another timeout after another Ayon basket. But Rivers stepped up with another triple and a fancy layup as Bayern went ahead 38-34. Llull’s free throws cut it to 38-36 at intermission.

Third quarter: Madrid races ahead with 18-2 run

Both teams struggled to score to start the second half until Llull’s three-pointer at the 8:11- mark to give Madrid the lead. Rodriguez converted free throws to make it 38-41. Bayern finally scored on a Savanovic layup with 7:11 minutes left in the third quarter. Lllull answered with another three and then Ayon scored two more baskets for a 40-48 lead and a Bayern time out. Bayern continued to struggle offensively and Madrid was able to get out in transition with layups from Rodriguez and Llull as well as another score from Ayon to push the advantage to 40-54 - and another Bayern time out. Ayon followed with a free throw and a put-back of an offensive rebound as the lead swelled to 40-57. Bayern finally scored again to end the 2-18 run on a three-pointer from Zipser, snapping a nearly four-minute scoreless drought. Thompson came up with a layup and Rivers followed with a three-pointer to cut the gap to 48-58. But Thompkins punched right back with a three from the right corner. Jonas Maciulis free throws made it 48-63. Rivers nailed another long ball before Thompkins’ long jumper left Madrid ahead 51-65 after 30 minutes.

Fourth quarter: Madrid never lets Bayern get close

Maciulis started the fourth with a layup with Zipser scoring at the other end. Bayern’s offensive struggles returned and Madrid scored the next 7 points including an Ayon alley-oop and Rodriguez three to push the lead to 21 points. Thompson finally scored again for Bayern, but Maciulis hit from long range and Jeffery Taylor dunked after some fancy passing to make it 55-79 with less than five minutes to play. Rivers refused to give up with another three-pointer, but once again Thompkins was there for an answer with another triple for a 58-82 advantage with three minutes to play. Anton Gavel and John Bryant were able to score for Bayern and trim it to 20 points, but the game had long been decided.

Sergio Llull - Real Madrid - EB15
Friday, December 11, 2015
Attendance: 6700 (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 RIVERS, K.C. 29:57 22 2/7 6/7 0/1   4 4 1   4     2 3 17
9 THOMPSON, DEON 25:54 10 4/10   2/4 1 1 2 1 1   1   3 3 7
11 SEIFERTH, ANDREAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 RENFROE, ALEX 25:13 4 1/4 0/1 2/2   1 1 4   2   1 3 3 2
13 MICIC, VASILIJE 2:32         1   1 1 1 1     1   1
14 DJEDOVIC, NIHAD 7:51   0/1 0/1     2 2           2   -2
16 ZIPSER, PAUL 14:07 9 3/5 1/2     2 2 1 1   2   4 1 9
20 SAVANOVIC, DUSKO 23:41 9 2/6 1/6 2/2 3 5 8 1   2   1 3 5 8
25 GAVEL, ANTON 23:01 5 2/7   1/2 1 2 3 5   1   1 1 2 6
41 MAYR, DANIEL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
44 TAYLOR, BRYCE 29:33 4 0/2 1/4 1/2 1 3 4   1     1 3 4 3
54 BRYANT, JOHN 18:11 4 2/6     3   3 3 2 1   1 1 1 6
Team           3 2 5               5
Totals 200:00 67 16/48 9/21 8/13 13 22 35 17 6 11 3 5 23 22 62
        33.3% 42.9% 61.5%
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
Real Madrid
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 NDOUR, MAURICE 5:37 2 1/2 0/1     1 1           2   -1
6 NOCIONI, ANDRES DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 DONCIC, LUKA 6:30 4 1/1 0/2 2/2   1 1 2   1 1     1 6
8 MACIULIS, JONAS 22:29 7 1/2 1/3 2/2 1 2 3     1     2 1 5
9 REYES, FELIPE 22:30 5 2/5 0/1 1/2 2 5 7 2   1 1   1 5 13
13 RODRIGUEZ, SERGIO 30:12 9 2/4 1/5 2/2   4 4 10   2     2 6 19
14 AYON, GUSTAVO 27:48 22 8/10   6/7 1 8 9 4 6 2 3   4 6 41
20 CARROLL, JAYCEE 7:50 2 1/4 0/1         1       1 1   -3
23 LLULL, SERGIO 31:10 18 2/2 4/9 2/2   1 1 5   2     2 3 18
33 THOMPKINS, TREY 15:06 11 1/2 3/3   1 1 2     2     5   5
41 HERNANGOMEZ, WILLY 6:40   0/1     2 5 7         1 1 1 5
44 TAYLOR, JEFFERY 24:08 6 3/4 0/1   1 2 3 1 1     1 2   6
Team           3 1 4     2         2
Totals 200:00 86 22/37 9/26 15/17 11 31 42 25 7 13 5 3 22 23 116
        59.5% 34.6% 88.2%
Head coach: LASO, PABLO

Head Coaches

FC Bayern Munich
"Congratulations to Madrid. We saw two games tonight. In the first 20 minutes we demonstrated very good basketball. Everything we wanted in the first 20 minutes we did. This is not easy against Madrid, who is excellent especially on offense. We stopped their transition offense and stopped them from offensive rebounds. This is one of the best teams on offensive rebounds in the group. We ran back to stop transition points and fought to stop offensive rebounds. We invested a lot. Maybe the third quarter was not good for us. We needed to give this effort one more time. Psychologically it was very difficult not scoring to start the second half. We didn’t give up, but we didn’t find the last power or energy to stay in the game. That is the result. They started to play their basketball. We tried to come back, but it was very difficult. It’s not good for us. We wanted to stay in the game as long as possible, but we didn’t find the last effort one more time. We didn’t have enough confidence."
Real Madrid
"I’m very happy for my players. Congratulations to them for the victory. We did a great job over the 40 minutes. We played good defense. We knew K.C. [Rivers] and he was the man holding them. We kept our focus and made some adjustments and stayed on our game plan. We got a great victory on a great court against a great team with a great coach playing a great Euroleague. But that’s it. It’s the ninth game of the group. There’s one more game. We want to reach the Top 16. That means we need to win the next game."


FC Bayern Munich
"We didn’t do what we needed to do. In the second half we didn’t do anything we did in the first half. They came out and executed well. We just didn’t do what we needed to do. I don’t know what to say, we just didn’t bring it in the second half. "
Real Madrid
"We’ve been trying to get to this point all year. We are starting to feel each other defensively and know how everyone plays and it’s starting to come together. We need to keep fighting together every day. This is a tough league. It’s a big win. We have supreme confidence in each other. No matter what happens, we know we can win. That’s the key for us as a team. We just want to play the last game like this, defensively get stops and make shots. That’s how you win in this league. "
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