2014-15Top 16Round 9
March 06, 2015 CET: 19:00
Local time: 20:00 ABDI IPEKCI ARENA

Real Madrid hits record 18 triples in routing Galatasaray

Rudy Fernandez led seven Madrid scorers in double figures with 17 points on 5-of-7 three-point shooting as Los Blancos set a Top 16 record with 18 three-pointers in a 71-107 rout of Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul on Friday at Abdi Ipekci Arena. The visitors led 34-57 at halftime and took the difference to 29 in the third quarter so that even a 15-0 Galatasaray charge wasn’t enough to threaten the outcome. The victory lifted first-place Madrid’s record to 8-1 in Group E, while Galatasaray dropped to 2-7. Andres Nocioni made 4 of 5 threes for 16 points for the winners, Jaycee Carroll scored 15, Sergio Rodriguez tallied 14 points and 7 assists, Gustavo Ayon also scored 14, Felipe Reyes added 11 points and Ioannis Bourousis 10. Madrid didn’t only make a lot of threes, it do so at a 64.3% clip. Madrid’s 29 assists were 1 shy of the Top 16 record too. Patric Young led Galatasaray with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Ender Arslan scored 17 points and Kerem Gonlum added 15 in defeat.

First quarter: Young, Gonlum keep Galatasaray close

Madrid won the opening tip and got on the scoreboard first when Reyes split free throws. Reyes tipped a pass to Ayon for a layup before Young’s slam got the hosts going. Rudy drilled a three and Reyes added a hook shot for a 2-8 start. Zoran Erceg battled to put his own miss in. Sergio Llull assisted to Reyes for a layup at the other end. Ayon’s rainbow jumper made it 4-12 midway through the quarter. Sinan Guler got a layup out of a broken play. Gonlum came off the bench and quickly assisted Young, who powered through Reyes for a three-point play. Llull used his speed to create a scoring opportunity for Reyes, who did not miss. Gonlum scored inside to bring Galatasaray within 11-14. After Nocioni sank a three from the corner, Gonlum split free throws. Rudy’s second three put Madrid up 8. Young threw down a monster two-handed slam and Gonlum scored twice from the foul line to halve the deficit. Llull’s long pass broke the Galatasaray press and resulted in a Nocioni layup. Arslan and Bourousis traded baskets Gonlum’s free throws in the final second of the quarter made it 20-24.

Second quarter: Carroll gets hot as Madrid pulls away

Nocioni buried his second three and Carroll made his first as Los Blancos took a 10-point lead. Carroll ran the pick-and-roll with Bourousis, who finished with a dunk. Carroll stayed hot with a floater to cap a 0-10 run. Vladimir Micov drove hard to the rim for a basket plus foul, but the hosts had no answer for Carroll, who assisted Bourousis again and then drained another three for a 23-39 advantage. Arslan drove down for a layup for the home side. After a Nocioni tip-in, Arslan scored twice more to make it 29-41. Rodriguez scored 5 points on the next two possessions. Gonlum kept Galatasaray fighting with a jumper and 2 free throws. Carroll connected from downtown once more to make it 33-49. Bourousis and Young split free throws before Marcus Slaughter got on the scoreboard for the visitors. Reyes made it a 20-point gap from the line. Rodriguez finished the half with a triple to give Madrid a 34-57 lead.

Third quarter: Ayon helps visitors push difference to 29 before hosts answer

Gonlum opened the second half with a put-back basket. Ayon countered with a turn-around jumper. Rudy connected on another triple and Ayon shuffled a pass to Reyes as Madrid rolled on. Young scored a hook shot. Rudy shined with a fantastic driving reverse layup. Carter connected on Galatasaray’s first three pointer, but Ayon scored twice – the second from a great long pass from Llull – to make it 41-70. Young added a jumper for the hosts, but Ayon seemed to score at will for Madrid. Arslan sank a three and Carter added a bucket for the home team. Llull scored his first points from downtown and K.C. Rivers found Ayon for a layup. Gonlum buried a jumper and Arslan sank a pair of triples to bring about some cheers from the crowd. Young’s circus shot and foul capped an 11-0 run that made it 59-77.

Fourth quarter: 12-0 run seals the victory

The momentum remained with the hosts after Young’s steal led to Ege Arar’s layup and Young scored in the paint to complete a 15-0 run. Carroll finally ended Madrid’s drought. A Rodriguez triple restored a 20-point advantage. Rudy added a pair of three-pointers in a 0-12 response that erased any doubt about the outcome. Young Kristijan Nikolov knocked down a three for the hosts. Bourousis scored inside and Micov got a lucky bounce on three, but Jonas Maciulis buried a three for the visitors. Young threw down another huge slam. Nocioni hit two more triples to take Madrid over the 100-point barrier and Facundo Campazzo added a jumper at the buzzer to complete a 71-107 win.

Rudy Fernandez - Real Madrid - EB14
Friday, March 6, 2015
Euroleague.net
Referees: PUKL,SASA (SLO), ZAMOJSKI, JAKUB (POL), KOROMILAS, ELIAS (GRE)
Attendance: 11312
By Quarter1234
Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul20142512
Real Madrid24332030
End of Quarter1234
Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul20345971
Real Madrid245777107
Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 CARTER, JUSTIN 31:37 5 1/2 1/3 0/2 1 3 4 3 1 2 1     2 9
4 YOUNG, PATRIC 31:44 19 8/12   3/4 1 7 8   1       1 4 26
5 MICOV, VLADIMIR 30:47 6 1/3 1/5 1/1 1 1 2 2         1 1 4
7 ERCEG, ZORAN 18:19 2 1/5 0/3   4   4 1 1 1   1 1 1 -1
9 PISKIN, SUACAN 3:40   0/1     1   1 1             1
12 GONLUM, KEREM 24:50 15 4/7 0/1 7/8 5 1 6 2   3     1 6 20
20 NIKOLOV, KRISTIJAN 12:12 3 0/1 1/2         1   1     1 1 1
32 GULER, SINAN 14:02 2 1/3 0/2     1 1 1   2     1   -3
33 ARSLAN, ENDER 21:57 17 4/6 3/4         3   1       1 17
34 ARAR, EGE 10:52 2 1/1 0/1             1     3   -3
Team           1 1 2               2
Totals 200:00 71 21/41 6/21 11/15 14 14 28 14 3 11 1 1 9 16 73
        51.2% 28.6% 73.3%
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
Real Madrid
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 RIVERS, K.C. 18:24   0/1 0/2   1 2 3 1         1    
5 FERNANDEZ, RUDY 26:33 17 1/1 5/7     1 1 1 1 1     2   15
6 NOCIONI, ANDRES 19:10 16 2/3 4/5   1 3 4           3 2 17
7 CAMPAZZO, FACUNDO 1:48 2 1/1                         2
8 MACIULIS, JONAS 13:27 3 0/1 1/1   1 2 3 2 1       1   7
9 REYES, FELIPE 17:07 11 4/7   3/4 1 3 4 3         2 2 14
13 RODRIGUEZ, SERGIO 21:23 14 1/4 4/6   1   1 7 2 2   1   2 18
14 AYON, GUSTAVO 16:06 14 7/9     4   4 2   1     2   15
20 CARROLL, JAYCEE 19:48 15 3/4 3/4   2 1 3 2         1   17
23 LLULL, SERGIO 18:37 3 0/1 1/3     1 1 7         1   7
30 BOUROUSIS, IOANNIS 20:34 10 4/6   2/4   5 5 4 1 2 1   2 3 16
44 SLAUGHTER, MARCUS 7:03 2 1/3       1 1   1       1   1
Team           1 4 5     1         4
Totals 200:00 107 24/41 18/28 5/8 12 23 35 29 6 7 1 1 16 9 133
        58.5% 64.3% 62.5%
Head coach: LASO, PABLO

Head Coaches

ATAMAN, ERGIN
Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul
"Actually we were good in the first quarter. We played our basketball, but we could not make the shots. We have a narrow rotation and we got tired. However they played quick basketball. It’s hard to play against Real Madrid. To be honest, we have lost our chance to qualify for the playoffs."
LASO, PABLO
Real Madrid
"First of all I congratulate my players. It’s always important to get a road victory. We played excellent in the first half. We moved the ball quickly and we shot well. We took advantage in the first half. In the second half we lost our concentration. They hit some three-pointers, but in the last quarter we controlled the game."

Players

RODRIGUEZ, SERGIO
Real Madrid
"For us it was a huge game and a huge victory. We know their situation is very difficult, but we came hard from the beginning. We struggled a little at the bit beginning of the fourth quarter, but we are playing very good lately, so we need to keep it up. We were ready for the game. We knew how important this game was, and we came straight to get the win."