2020-21Regular SeasonRound 12
December 04, 2020 CET: 21:00
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Records

6-5 Regular Season 3-6
6-5 Overall 3-6

Referees

Crew Chief
BELOSEVIC, ILIJA
Umpire 1
MAJKIC, MARIO
Umpire 2
CICI, GENTIAN

The Take

Real Madrid will try to bounce back after having its five-game winning streak ended last week when it hosts LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne, which is trying to extend a modest two-game run of its own. Real (6-5) is 4-1 at home this season. ASVEL (3-6) stunned league-leader FC Barcelona last week and drained a club record 17 three-pointers on Tuesday in beating Panathinaikos OPAP Athens and will try to keep its momentum going in the Spanish capital.

Marquee matchup

 Walter Tavares is the 2019 EuroLeague Best Defender and a brick wall in the Real paint. Moustapha Fall is a virtually unstoppable force for ASVEL in the paint. The 2.20-meter Tavares is one of the best shot-blockers in the game. The 2.18-meter Fall has made 78.7% of his shots this season. Their head-to-head duel in the paint will have a major impact on this game.

 History lesson

 ASVEL and Real played each other for the first time in the 1965 European Cup quarterfinals. Real swept ASVEL with a 37-point victory on aggregate. Real's 87-78 win over ASVEL in Madrid in Round 28 last season was the first EuroLeague home win in four head-to-head games between them this century. Real leads the series 3-1.

 Keys to victory: Real

 Real is 4-0 this season when it has scored at least 90 points, though ASVEL has not yet allowed a team to reach that number against it. ASVEL has held opponents to just 32.9% three-point shooting. Point guards Nicolas Laprovittola and Sergo Llull must find a way to crack the ASVEL defense and get their teammates open shots in the paint and from behind the arc to increase Los Blancos' chances.  

 Keys to victory: ASVEL

ASVEL is coming off a near-perfect shooting night against Panathinaikos and a repeat would make it hard to beat. However, the team also committed 19 turnovers in that game and leads the league with 16.1 per game. Cutting that number is critical to improving its chances, as is getting good games from veterans Norris Cole, David Lighty and Antione Diot, who know a thing or two about these sorts of games.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Euroleague.net
Real Madrid
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 SPAGNOLO, MATTEO G 1.93 17
1 CAUSEUR, FABIEN F 1.95 33
2 NUNEZ, JUAN G 1.92 16
3 RANDOLPH, ANTHONY F 2.11 31
5 FERNANDEZ, RUDY F 1.96 35
6 ABALDE, ALBERTO F 2.02 24
8 LAPROVITTOLA, NICOLAS G 1.90 30
9 REYES, FELIPE F 2.04 40
11 VUKCEVIC, TRISTAN C 2.09 17
12 ALOCEN, CARLOS G 1.94 19
14 DECK, GABRIEL F 1.98 25
16 GARUBA, USMAN C 2.03 18
20 CARROLL, JAYCEE G 1.88 37
22 TAVARES, WALTER C 2.20 28
23 LLULL, SERGIO G 1.90 33
33 THOMPKINS, TREY F 2.08 30
35 TISMA, BORIS F 2.05 18
44 TAYLOR, JEFFERY F 2.01 31
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne
# Player Pos. H. Age
2 FREEMAN, ALLERIK G 1.90 26
5 KAHUDI, CHARLES F 1.96 34
6 LACOMBE, PAUL G 1.98 30
8 DIOT, ANTOINE G 1.93 31
9 LOMAZS, RIHARDS F 1.87 24
10 FALL, MOUSTAPHA C 2.18 28
11 NDJOCK, ELWIN F 1.93 19
12 NOUA, AMINE C 2.02 23
13 HAYES, KEVARRIUS F 2.05 23
16 HOUINSOU, KYMANY G 1.96 16
17 MARSH, MATT C 2.11 18
21 BAKO, ISMAEL C 2.08 25
23 LIGHTY, DAVID F 1.95 32
25 HOWARD, WILLIAM F 2.03 27
28 YABUSELE, GUERSCHON F 2.02 24
30 COLE, NORRIS G 1.88 32
32 STRAZEL, MATTHEW G 1.82 18

Player Stats

Thompkins, T. / 11.3 Llull, S. / 10.4 Tavares, W. / 10.1
Fall, M. / 11.3 Lighty, D. / 10.4 Kahudi, C. / 9.2
Tavares, W. / 6.4
Fall, M. / 6.3 Yabusele, G. / 4.6
Diot, A. / 3.5
Campazzo, F. / 2.0
Kahudi, C. / 1.0
Fall, M. / 0.8 Bako, I. / 0.7 Hayes, K. / 0.5
2PT
Tavares, W. / 76.3% Abalde, A. / 59.4% Thompkins, T. / 59.2%
Fall, M. / 78.7% Lighty, D. / 50.0%
3PT
Abalde, A. / 48.4% Thompkins, T. / 47.5% Randolph, A. / 44.1%
Diot, A. / 63.2% Noua, A. / 43.8% Kahudi, C. / 43.3%
FT
Tavares, W. / 70.0%
Fall, M. / 63.6%
PIR
Tavares, W. / 15.9 Campazzo, F. / 13.5 Thompkins, T. / 11.7
Fall, M. / 20.1 Lighty, D. / 10.2

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
80.7 Points 74.6
31.6 Rebounds 31.8
8.9 O. Rebounds 7.3
22.7 D. Rebounds 24.4
19.1 Assists 17.0
6.3 Steals 6.8
3.3 Blocks 2.4
57.0% 2PT 52.8%
37.3% 3PT 39.5%
80.1% FT 75.6%
92.4 PIR 79.0

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
78.3 Points 77.0
33.7 Rebounds 32.0
9.7 O. Rebounds 9.3
24.0 D. Rebounds 22.7
13.2 Assists 16.2
6.0 Steals 7.3
1.4 Blocks 1.6
51.9% 2PT 51.9%
37.0% 3PT 32.9%
82.3% FT 79.4%
80.9 PIR 84.8

Head Coaches

LASO, PABLO
Real Madrid
"ASVEL is a physical team, very athletic, and they have been playing great these last weeks. They have important American players like Cole or Lighty, French players with great physique like Yabusele, Fall or Kahudi... We know Diot well form his years in Valencia. With their wins against Barcelona and Panathinaikos they showed that they play great basketball. They were also close to winning other games, and they always compete. We respect ASVEL a lot and they will demand a huge physical effort from us, plus being focused in a demanding week."

Players

CAUSEUR, FABIEN
Real Madrid
"ASVEL just won two big games against Barcelona and Panathinaikos, so they get here with confidence and no pressure. They beat two great clubs and are coming for the third. They are a tough, athletic team and our chances to win will come from matching their intensity and try not to get that first blow at the beginning. If we are smart and consistent and we play like we are doing lately, we will have many options to win."

Real Madrid vs. LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne

· Real's 87-78 win over ASVEL in Madrid in Round 28 last season was the first EuroLeague home win in four head-to-head games between them this century. Real leads the series 3-1.

· Real beat ASVEL 77-87 on the road last season.

· ASVEL and Real played each other for the first time in the 1965 European Cup quarterfinals. Real swept ASVEL with a 37-point victory on aggregate.

· ASVEL and Real faced each other in the 2002-03 EuroLeague when they split regular-season road wins. That season ASVEL won 77-85 in Madrid behind 18 points from Robert Gulyas.

· Charles Kahudi set his career-high with 18 points and a PIR of 22 in a 77-87 home loss against Real last season.

· In that same game, David Lighty set his career-high in steals with 4.

· Last season in Madrid, in only his second game in the competition, ASVEL's Guerschon Yabusele set his career-high with 4 steals in an 87-78 loss.

· ASVEL's Antoine Diot posted his career-high in points with 17 playing for Strasbourg against Real Madrid in December 2013.

Monday, November 30, 2020
Euroleague.net

Real Madrid

Roster
Twelve different players have started for Real so far this season. No player has started every game.
Tristan Vukcevic and Boris Tisma are set to make their EuroLeague debuts.
Rudy Fernandez has missed Round 11 game.

Streaks
Trey Thompkins has made 12 consecutive free throws.
Nicolas Laprovittola has made 15 consecutive free throws.
Rudy Fernandez has made at least 1 three-point shot in 12 of his last 13 games.

Rankings
Walter Tavares is tied for fourth this season with 6.4 rebounds per game and ranks sixth with 2.6 offensive rebounds per game.
Tavares ranks second this season with 1.6 blocks per game.
Tavares ranks fourth in the EuroLeague in two-point accuracy this season at 76.3%.

Records/Milestones
Felipe Reyes is the EuroLeague career leader in games played with 353.
Reyes is the EuroLeague career leader in offensive rebounds with 702.
Reyes ranks second all-time with 1,793 total rebounds. Paulius Jankunas of Zalgiris is the all-time leader with 1,846 and counting.
Reyes ranks third all-time with 1,091 defensive rebounds. His former teammate Ioannis Bourousis is second with 1,164.
Reyes ranks fifth all-time with 3,769 index rating points. Jankunas is fourth with 3,787.
Reyes ranks ranked fifth all-time with 969 two-point shots made. Paulius Jankunas is fourth with 975 and counting.
Reyes ranks second all-time with 964 free throws made. Vassilis Spanoulis of Olympiacos is the all-time leader with 1,105.
Sergio Llull ranks sixth all-time with 3,075 points in his career; Felipe Reyes ranks seventh all-time with 3,022 points. Zalgiris big man Paulius Jankunas is fifth with 3,078 and counting.
Llull ranks seventh all-time with 1,103 assists. Milos Teodosic is sixth with 1,126.
Llull ranks fourth all-time with 466 three-pointers made, and Rudy Fernandez is fifth firth 465. Milos Teodosic is third with 471.
Llull needs 15 rebounds to reach 500 for his career.
Fernandez ranks fifth all-time with 291 steals. Nick Calathes of FC Barcelona is fourth with 305 and counting.
Walter Tavares moved into a tie with Tibor Pleiss for sixth all-time with 178 blocks. Ioannis Bourousis is fifth with 194.
Tavares is the all-time EuroLeague leader in two-point accuracy at 72.9%.
Jaycee Carroll ranks eighth all-time in free throw accuracy at 90.45%.
Carroll ranks eighth all-time with 400 three-point shots made. Gianluca Basile is seventh with 421.
Trey Thompkins needs 1 more three-pointer to reach 200 for his career.
Anthony Randolph needs 4 more steals to reach 100 for his career.
Alberto Abalde needs 34 points to reach 500 for his career.

LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne

Roster
Moustapha Fall is the only ASVEL player to start every game so far.
Matt Marsh is due to make his EuroLeague debut.

Streaks
Norris Cole has scored in double digits in 22 of his last 23 appearances.
Moustapha Fall had a double-digit PIR in eight of his last nine games.
Fall has grabbed at least 5 rebounds in seven of his last eight games.
David Lighty has made 18 consecutive free throws.
Antoine Diot has made a three-pointer in seven of eight games this season.
Antoine Diot has made at least 1 steals in eight of his last nine games.

Rankings
Moustapha Fall ranks second this season in average PIR with 20.1 per game.
Fall is tied for fifth this season with 6.3 rebounds per game.
Fall ranks third in the EuroLeague in two-point accuracy this season at 78.7%.
Antoine Diot ranks second this season in three-point accuracy at 63.2%.

Records/Milestones
Norris Cole is 1 assist shy of 200 for his EuroLeague career.

Monday, November 30, 2020
Euroleague.net

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
3 - 1
Real Madrid LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Real Madrid
Home record vs. LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne: 1-1
Away record vs. LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne: 2-0
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne
Home record vs. Real Madrid: 0-2
Away record vs. Real Madrid: 1-1

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2019-20 05 March 2020 Regular Season Real Madrid 87 - 78 LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne
2019-20 03 January 2020 Regular Season LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne 77 - 87 Real Madrid
2002-03 12 February 2003 Regular Season Real Madrid 77 - 85 Asvel Basket
2002-03 05 December 2002 Regular Season Asvel Basket 64 - 76 Real Madrid