2015-16Regular SeasonRound 1
October 15, 2015 CET: 19:00
Local time: 19:00 KOMBANK ARENA

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
0 Points 0
0 Rebounds 0
0 O. Rebounds 0
0 D. Rebounds 0
0 Assists 0
0 Steals 0
0 Blocks 0
0 Turnovers 0
0 2PT 0
0 3PT 0
0 FT 0
0 Index 0

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
0 Points 0
0 Rebounds 0
0 OR 0
0 DR 0
0 Assists 0
0 Steals 0
0 Blocks 0
0 Turnovers 0
0 2PT 0
0 3PT 0
0 FT 0
0 Index 0

Records

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

Referees

Crew Chief
HIERREZUELO, DANIEL, Spain
Referee
ZAMOJSKI, JAKUB, Poland
Umpire
HALLIKO, AARE, Estonia

The Take

Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade welcomes Strasbourg, which pays a visit to the Kombank Arena in the Serbian capital for the first time. Strasbourg’s playmaking duties are on the shoulders of Mardy Collins and Louis Campbell, while their backcourt partner Rodrigue Beaubois holds a lot of points in his hands with his knack to put the ball through the rim. Zvezda will try to take control, however, with its defensive energy that starts with Branko Lazic, while Gal Mekel, Stefan Jovic and Ryan Thompson are ready to give the visitors worry on defense. Strasbourg has depth on the wings with scorers and shooters Kyle Weems, Paul Lacombe and Jeremy Leloup, and Zvezda will need the size and shooting touch of Marko Simonovic on the floor and create matchup problems. Most intriguing matchup will be closer to the glass, however, as Matt Howard, who controls the glass and does a lot of work in the paint on both sides of the floor for Strasbourg, will likely see a lot of face time against Luka Mitrovic. But Howard and frontline mates Romain Duport, Vladimir Golubovic and Bangaly Fofana will have their hands full with size, power and strength of the rest of Zvezda’s front line featuring Sofoklis Schortsanitis, Maik Zirbes and Stefan Nastic. Opening night should be a blast in Belgrade!
Friday, October 9, 2015
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Game Notes

Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade

This will be the first ever matchup between Strasbourg and Crvena Zvezda.

Marko Guduric, Stefan Nastic, Borisa Simanic and Ryan Thompson are set to make their respective Euroleague debuts.

Strasbourg

Strasbourg has lost all 12 Euroleague road games it has played this century.

Roddy Beaubois and Kyle Weems are poised to make their respective Euroleague debuts.

Jeremy Leloup has made 16 straight free throws in Euroleague action dating back to his time as a Le Mans reserve in December 2008.

Mardy Collins has recorded at least 1 steal in seven of his last eight Euroleague games.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
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Quotes Head Coaches

RADONJIC, DEJAN
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
"Before the game against Strasbourg , our desire is quite clear, that in front of our fans with great support, maybe now when we need it most, we get the first win and the points. Strasbourg , this year under the guidance of their coach Collet, made the team with the idea to win the domestic championship ,something they failed to do the last three years. This is the team with great athletic ability, and that has a game system different from all the other teams in France . So, they have everything: an idea, experience , potential and in all positions they have good players who can play at a high level."
COLLET, VINCENT
Strasbourg
"The players are waiting for the start of the Euroleague. This is a prestigious competition. Our group is difficult but we want to compete against other teams. A win in Belgrade would be a great result so we will do everything to play our best game. Belgrade is a high-quality team, which defends very hard. It will be necessary that we find the right solutions to be precise in our game. The absence of Matt is hard for us but we will do everything to adjust. It will take each player will be at 100%"

Players

THOMPSON, RYAN
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
"I’m excited, especially because we are going to be on our home floor, and especially in front of all those fans. It’s goanna be a great atmosphere, and all we are trying to do is start this Euroleague season 1-0. We know we got a tough group with a lot of top teams in Europe, but we are up for the challenge."
GOLUBOVIC, VLADIMIR
Strasbourg
"Everybody is in the same state of mind. We are looking forward to the start. This is the first game of the Euroleague and it's very important to start as good as possible in the competition. We start on the road, facing a strong team, and in an arena where it is very difficult to win. The absence of Matt is a problem for us but they also have injured players. We will try to keep their head as long as possible. It's always a pleasure to return to play in Serbia, but I go there mostly to give the best of myself for the team."

Crvena Zvezda, Zirbes overpower Strasbourg

Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade started its season in style by routing Strasbourg 81-59 at Kombank Arena in the Serbian capital. Maik Zirbes dominated inside in scoring 18 points on 9-of-12 shooting plus 7 rebounds for the winners. Strasbourg led early, but Zvezda broke the game open with a 15-2 second-quarter run and never looked back. Luka Mitrovic added 13 points for the winners, Stefan Jovic tallied 12 points and 5 assists and Ryan Thompson scored 11. Strasbourg was plagued by the 25 turnovers it committed as well as a sub-par three-point shooting night (6 of 20, 30%). Roddy Beaubois led the visitors with 17 points, Vladimir Golubovic scored 12 and Jeremy Leloup added 11 in defeat.

First quarter: Beaubois’s 3 triples boost Strasbourg

The visitors won the opening tip and Kyle Weems scored Strasbourg’s first points of the season with a jumper. Thompson drove for a layup that got Zvezda on the scoreboard. Beaubois nailed a triple from the corner, but it was clear early that defense would be a determining factor in the contest. Gal Mekel heated up with 2 free throws and a jumper in the lane to bring his team within 1, but Beaubois drilled another three and Louis Campbell whipped an alley-oop pass to Banglay Fofana for a slam and a 6-12 lead midway through the quarter. Zirbes countered with a hook shot. Beaubois added his third three of the quarter for a 7-point cushion before Zirbes’s put-back. Thompson sliced through the Strasbourg defense for a layup, but Golubovic punished Zvezda for leaving him open at the foul when he nailed a jumper. Thompson used his cross-over dribble to create space for a three and Zirbes was open inside to close the gap to 1. After Golubovic scored inside and Zibes tipped in another shot, the quarter ended with the visitors ahead 19-20.

Second quarter: Simonovic keys game-breaking 15-2 charge

Zirbes fought for another basket inside and Jovic took a steal in for a layup and a 3-point lead. Beaubois took a pass from Romain Duport for a basket. Duport’s first basket came on a baseline jumper that tied it at 24-24. Marko Guduric fed Zirbes on the pick-and-roll for a slam. Zirbes continued to rack up points with another basket off the offensive glass. Marko Simonovic further extended the Zvezda lead to 31-24 with a three-pointer. Leloup impressed with a bank shot, but Jovic kept Zvezda in control with free throws and a triple that made it 37-26 and prompted a timeout. Mekel found Simonovic for a layup on the break that capped a 15-2 run. Campbell tried to spark the visitors with a three-pointer. Sofoklis Schortsanitis muscled his way to his first basket and Thompson soon rewarded him with another score for a 43-29 lead. Paul Lacombe sank Strasbourg’s fifth three of the game to make it 43-32 at the break.

Third quarter: Zvezda coasts as lead reaches 17

Strasbourg started to claw its way back through baskets by Weems and Beaubois, but Zvezda captain Mitrovic responded with his first points, a three-pointer. After an extended drought for both teams, Zirbes and Golubovic traded put-backs. Golubovic’s next basket made it 49-42 midway through the quarter. Zirbes stole an inbounds pass and took it in for a slam. The Jovic picked Campbell’s pocket and drove for a layup to restore an 11-point lead. Golubovic scored inside and Jovic from the line as each reached double figures in scoring. Frank Ntilikina came in for Lacombe after the latter was fouled and scored his first Euroleague point from the free throw line, but a Guduric triple and Branko Lazic steal and layup put Zvezda in total control. Leloup beat the third-quarter buzzer with a shot from beyond halfcourt to make it 62-48.

Fourth quarter: Outcome never in doubt down the stretch

Mitrovic crashed the glass for a nice layup before Lazic’s steal led to a Jovic slam. Guduric drew a foul shooting a three, made 2 of the resulting free throws and put the difference at 20. Leloup tried to trigger Strasbourg with a basket and an assist to Golubovic, but Mitrovic countered with a nice move inside to reach 10 individual points. Lacombe drove over Big Sofo for a layup, but Sofo scored at the other end before a Mitrovic triple made it 75-53. Free throws by Leloup and Beaubois trimmed the Strasbourg deficit. Thompson connected from downtown. Leloup scored before fouling out. Mekel fed Stefan nastic for the latter’s first points and the final basket of the game.

Maik Zirbes - Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade - EB15
Thursday, October 15, 2015
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Referees: HIERREZUELO, DANIEL (ESP), ZAMOJSKI, JAKUB (POL), HALLIKO, AARE (EST)
Attendance: 14338
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Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 REBIC, NIKOLA 4:51     0/1     2 2   1       1   1
5 THOMPSON, RYAN 26:43 11 2/2 2/3 1/2   3 3 1   2     2 3 12
7 MEKEL, GAL 24:59 4 1/7   2/2 1 2 3 5   2   2 2 2 2
9 MITROVIC, LUKA 23:48 13 3/7 2/2 1/2 1 5 6     2 2   2 1 13
10 LAZIC, BRANKO 23:09 2 1/4       1 1 1 2 2     3 2  
12 SIMANIC, BORISA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
19 SIMONOVIC, MARKO 16:12 7 1/1 1/4 2/4 1 1 2           1 3 6
21 SCHORTSANITIS, SOFOKLIS 17:24 6 3/3               3 1   3 2 3
22 NASTIC, STEFAN 1:17 2 1/1                         2
23 GUDURIC, MARKO 17:50 6 0/1 1/3 3/5   3 3 4 4       3 4 13
24 JOVIC, STEFAN 22:28 12 3/7 1/2 3/4   2 2 5 2 1       4 18
33 ZIRBES, MAIK 21:19 18 9/12     4 3 7 1 1 2 1   2 1 22
Team           2 1 3     1         2
Totals 200:00 81 24/45 7/15 12/19 9 23 32 17 10 15 4 2 19 22 94
        53.3% 46.7% 63.2%
Head coach: RADONJIC, DEJAN
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
Strasbourg
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 COLLINS, MARDY 14:55 2 1/1           2   3         1
3 BEAUBOIS, RODRIGUE 22:36 17 3/6 3/5 2/2   4 4 1 3 3 1 2 4 4 16
6 LACOMBE, PAUL 26:00 5 1/1 1/1     3 3 4   2     3 3 10
9 LELOUP, JEREMY 26:12 11 3/3 1/5 2/2 1 5 6 1 1 5     5 3 8
13 CAMPBELL, LOUIS 21:39 3 0/2 1/3         3 2 5   1 3 1 -4
17 NTILIKINA, FRANK 12:16 1 0/1 0/1 1/2 1   1     1     2 1 -3
21 FOFANA, BANGALY 14:20 2 1/2     1 1 2 3     1 1     6
32 GOLUBOVIC, VLADIMIR 18:41 12 5/7   2/4 1 2 3   1 1     2 4 13
34 WEEMS, KYLE 30:43 4 2/5 0/5   1 4 5 2 3 4     3 2 1
49 DUPORT, ROMAIN 12:38 2 1/2       1 1 1 1         1 5
Team           1   1     1          
Totals 200:00 59 17/30 6/20 7/10 6 20 26 17 11 25 2 4 22 19 53
        56.7% 30% 70%
Head coach: COLLET, VINCENT

Head Coaches

RADONJIC, DEJAN
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
"Thanks to our fans. They helped us to be better than we really are. We opened the game nervous with a lot of offensive mistakes, but later we managed to play better at both ends. At halftime, our position was excellent, but we starter the third quarter as we did the first; a lot of bad ideas and turnovers. When we woke up after several minutes some easy points came and we won with a nice winning margin at the end."
COLLET, VINCENT
Strasbourg
"Congratulations to [Crvena Zvezda] on the win. We started the game good, but we followed with lot of turnovers and that was our problem all the way. We had no weapon to answer [Crvena Zvezda]. We missed Matt Howard, who is our main fighter. Tomorrow we are expecting new player at his position. But I am not sure even Matt could have helped us tonight."

Players

THOMPSON, RYAN
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
"It was a great team win. We prepared well and the fans pushed us to be aggressive. I am always satisfied when my team wins and I was not even thinking about individual statistics."
GOLUBOVIC, VLADIMIR
Strasbourg
"We knew well what could happen in Belgrade and we prepared well. And we opened the game very good, but then came minutes of less concentration and too many turnovers. If we played a little bit better, the game could have been equal."
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