2020-21Regular SeasonRound 9
November 17, 2020 CET: 18:30
Local time: 20:30 SINAN ERDEM SPORTS HALL.

Bayern continues magic with comeback win at Efes

FC Bayern Munich came up with another strong performance in fighting back from 10 points down in the fourth quarter to defeat Anadolu Efes Istanbul on the road 71-74. Wade Baldwin IV collected a double-double of 15 points and 11 assists to lead Bayern, which survived scoring only 8 points in the third quarter for its seventh win in the last eight games to improve to 7-2. Jalen Reynolds added 14 points, Paul Zipser scored 12 points with 7 assists and Nihad Dedovic added 10 points. Tibor Pleiss had 19 points to lead Efes, which had its three-game winning streak snapped to fall to 4-4. Shane Larkin was held to 13 points with 7 assists and Vasilije Micic picked up 12 points and 4 assists in the loss - Efes's first defeat against Bayern.

Dedovic opened the scoring for the guests, who were up 0-3 before Efes reeled off 10 straight points including a three-point play from Pleiss and a Larkin triple to move up 10-3. Vladimir Lucic stopped the run and then Baldwin scored 4 points in a 0-8 Bayern surge to go up 12-14. And Dedovic and Zipser hit three-pointers for Bayern, but 3 Larkin free throws put Efes up 23-22 after 10 minutes. Neither team scored for the first 2 minutes of the second quarter and Zipser scored 5 points and Dedovic hit another triple to help push Bayern ahead 23-32. Krunoslav Simon finally snapped the 0-10 run after almost 5 minutes with a three-pointer and Larkin cut it to 30-32. It was down to 35-36 after a Micic triple, but Baldwin’s jumper had the visitors up 37-42 at the break.

Baldwin opened the second half with the first basket, but Micic and James Anderson went back-to-back from deep to start a 10-0 surge for a 47-44 Efes lead. Bayern was able to reclaim the lead with the next 4 points, but Pleiss answered with 4 points in an 8-0 Efes spurt and the hosts led 57-50 after 30 minutes. After Reynolds scored to open the fourth quarter, Adrien Moerman’s 5 points gave Efes its biggest lead at 62-52 with 7 minutes to play. Nick Weiler-Babb responded with a big three-pointer and Reynolds added an and-one to bring Bayern within 64-58. Bayern would not go away with Weiler-Babb’s three-pointer trimming the margin to 68-67 and Reynolds's three-point play evening the game 70-70 with 90 seconds left. After two failed attempts by Efes, Reynolds's hook shot put Bayern ahead 70-72 at the 1-minute mark. Larkin, an 85.2% free throw shooter in his career, was fouled with 17 seconds remaining, but he split the foul shots. Bayern then decided the game for good as Baldwin threw a long pass to Reynolds for a dunk with 11 seconds left.

Baldwin sets Bayern record

Wade Baldwin IV was on his game all night, finding his teammates and dishing out 11 assists. That broke Bayern’s EuroLeague record for assists in a single game of 10 set by Malcolm Delaney against Maccabi Tel Aviv in April 2014.

Bayern once again grab first win

A week after knocking off Valencia Basket for its first-ever win over the Spanish club, Bayern collected its first victory in history over Efes. The Turkish power had won the four previous games, each time by at least 15 points.

Telling numbers

The game was tight in statistics as well, but a couple of numbers stood out. Bayern made 16 of 17 free throws while Efes hit 11 of 13 - including Larkin’s big miss in the final minute. Efes also won the rebounding battle 36-30 including 13 offensive rebounds, but Bayern only gave up 6 second-chance points.

Next games

Efes heads back on the road for Round 10 with a matchup against Khimki Moscow Region on November 19. Bayern’s tough run of games continues in Round 10 with a showdown against CSKA Moscow on November 19.

Wade Baldwin - FC Bayern Munich - EB20
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Euroleague.net
Referees: GARCIA, JUAN CARLOS; PETEK, SASO; LAVRUKHIN, ARTEM
Attendance: 0
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  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 LARKIN, SHANE 31:34 13 3/6 1/7 4/5 1 3 4 7   3   1 3 6 13
2 SINGLETON, CHRIS 14:07 2 1/2 0/2             1     1 3  
3 SAYBIR, YIGITCAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
4 BALBAY, DOGUS 4:56   0/1 0/1                   1   -3
11 GAZI, ERTEN 7:56         2 1 3 1         2 1 3
15 SANLI, SERTAC 2:28 2 1/1 0/1             1     3   -3
18 MOERMAN, ADRIEN 29:17 9 3/5 1/2   2 7 9 3         3 2 17
19 TUNCER, BUGRAHAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 PLEISS, TIBOR 33:51 19 8/11 0/1 3/4 1 4 5   1 1       4 23
22 MICIC, VASILIJE 35:57 12 1/8 2/7 4/4 1 2 3 4 2 4   1 2 5 7
23 ANDERSON, JAMES 18:37 7 2/3 1/1   2 2 4         1 1   8
44 SIMON, KRUNOSLAV 21:17 7 2/3 1/3     2 2 2 1 1 1   2 1 8
Team           4 2 6               6
Totals 200:00 71 21/40 6/25 11/13 13 23 36 17 4 11 1 3 18 22 79
        52.5% 24% 84.6%
Head coach: ATAMAN, ERGIN
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
0 WEILER-BABB, NICK 12:25 8 1/1 2/2         2   2 1   5   4
2 BALDWIN IV, WADE 30:35 15 6/13 0/2 3/4   1 1 11 1 1     4 5 18
5 BRAY, TJ 1:39                              
8 REYNOLDS, JALEN 22:52 14 5/8   4/4 2 2 4 1 2 1 1     3 21
9 THOMAS, MALCOLM 8:44   0/1 0/1     1 1   2 1     2   -2
11 LUCIC, VLADIMIR 32:59 7 2/3 1/4   1 8 9 2 1 1   1 3 4 14
12 FLACCADORI, DIEGO 4:08                   1         -1
14 DEDOVIC, NIHAD 19:39 10 2/3 2/3     1 1 1   2     2   6
16 ZIPSER, PAUL 28:33 12 2/4 1/4 5/5 1 6 7   1       1 3 17
25 JOHNSON, JAJUAN 9:39   0/1 0/1     1 1 1 1           1
31 SISKO, ZAN 15:14 4 1/2 0/1 2/2           1     4 2 -1
43 RADOSEVIC, LEON 13:33 4 1/2   2/2   2 2 1     1   1 1 7
Team             4 4               4
Totals 200:00 74 20/38 6/18 16/17 4 26 30 19 8 10 3 1 22 18 88
        52.6% 33.3% 94.1%
Head coach: TRINCHIERI, ANDREA

Head Coaches

ATAMAN, ERGIN
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
"Generally we didn’t play good basketball tonight. But I believe that - especially in the third quarter and the beginning of the fourth quarter - we found the way to win the game. But in the last 4 minutes, we missed everything and made turnovers and didn’t protect the lead. If a team loses the game in the last 4 minutes when they are up 4 points, then it’s the coach’s mistakes. So I take responsibility. We lost this game, but this is basketball. Two weeks ago, we beat Maccabi the same way, playing very good in the final minutes. Tonight we played terribly in the final minutes and lost the game. The EuroLeague is long."
TRINCHIERI, ANDREA
FC Bayern Munich

"That was a win just because we believed. We believed, we believed, we believed. Efes had a very good third quarter, half of the fourth quarter we were struggling. But as soon as their performance dropped a little bit we were there and we were ready to use the opportunity to win a huge game on the road. It’s a big win."

"You cannot expect this kind of comeback. But I expect it because my players already showed me they will try no matter what. They will try to stay in the game. And my job is to try to find five players that function together in a specific moment. We have a team that is a real team. We have different players stepping up every game. And this is the reason we have this comeback mode. We keep playing. I know sometimes it won’t be enough. I would love if we don’t always have to go for the comeback. But if this is the result, I will take it and be happy with it."

Players

BALDWIN IV, WADE
FC Bayern Munich

"This is a big one. Efes is as tough as they get. Last season losing only four games. Larkin, Micic, great players. Their bigs played well, but the defense on our end and the clutch rebounds sealed the deal for us.

"(About 11 assists): Just to find everybody. Paul Zipser, [Vladimir] Lucic, Nick [Weiler-Babb] have been playing well in a good rhythm so finding those guys was crucial today. They came through again. We gotta continue this trend. We got Moscow next, so it will be another tough battle."

REYNOLDS, JALEN
FC Bayern Munich
"Efes is a really good team. We tip our hats to our opponents. We knew coming into this game it was going to be a war. I struggled in the first half trying to get myself going, but I knew I had to pick it up in the second half and help my team. The game is won in 40 minutes. You’re going to have your ups and your downs. You just have to stay together as a team and be able to execute down the stretch and make the right decisions and just be locked in."