2013-14Regular SeasonRound 5
November 13, 2013 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 PALACIO DE DEPORTES DE LA COMUNIDAD DE MADRID

Amazing Madrid provides showtime, thrashes Efes

Real Madrid remained undefeated in Group B and provided plenty of showtime at both ends by simply overwhelming Anadolu Efes Istanbul 103-57 in the Spanish capital on Wednesday. Madrid leads Group B with a 5-0 record, while Efes dropped to 3-2. Ioannis Bourousis paced the winners with 17 points on 3-of-3 three-point shooting and 7 rebounds. Sergio Rodriguez needed less than 20 minutes to score 14 points and dish 11 assists, many of them feeding teammates for jaw-dropping alley-oop dunks. Nikola Mirotic and Jaycee Carroll also had 14 points apiece, Sergio Llull added 10 while Felipe Reyes pulled down 10 rebounds for Madrid. Scotty Hopson led Efes with 13 points off the bench. Kostas Vasileiadis added 11 and Stanko Barac had 10 for the guests, who were outrebounded 45-29 and picked up 17 turnovers. Madrid had a total performance index rating of 155 - the seventh highest in Euroleague history and the best since 2007. Mirotic and Bourousis combined for 15 first-quarter points to give Madrid a 19-13 lead at the end of the third quarter. An outstanding Rodriguez got plenty of help from Carroll and Marcus Slaughter to break the game open, 47-23 at halftime. Nothing changed from that moment, as Madrid coasted to a great win.

First quarter: Bourousis, offensive rebounds give Madrid the lead

Bourousis got Madrid going with a tip-in and a three-pointer by Mirotic gave his team a 5-0 lead. Dusko Savanovic answered from downtown, as Efes tried to run its offense through him from the very beginning. Bourousis kept pacing Los Blancos with a put-back layup that Zoran Planinic matched with a quick basket. Efes kept missing open shots while a driving layup by Rudy Fernandez and another three-pointer by Mirotic boosted the hosts' lead to 12-5. Vasileiadis banked in a mid-range jumper that an unstoppable Mirotic erased with a put-back basket. Tadija Dragicevic stepped up with a second-chance layup, but Bourousis beat the shot clock with a bomb from downtown, good for a 17-9 Madrid margin. Hopson dunked off a steal and a big basket by Dragicevic brought Efes within 17-13. Llull made free throws to restore a 19-13 Madrid lead at the end of the first quarter.

Second quarter: Sergio Rodriguez presents showtime in Madrid!

Birkan Batuk shined with a big basket in penetration early in the second quarter, but Bourousis bettered that with his second three-pointer. After Fernandez made free throws, Hopson dunked. A three-pointer by Llull made it a double-digit game, 27-17. Rodriguez found Slaughter for a wild alley-oop slam in traffic, forcing Efes to stop the game at 29-17. Slaughter split free throws and Rodriguez sent a no-look pass to Carroll for a reverse layup. Hopson sank a long two-pointer that an unstoppable Rodriguez bettered with a layup-plus-foul and free throws to break the game open, 36-19. Slaughter ignited the crowd with a huge alley-oop slam. Hopson provided a highlight with a big basket, but Rodriguez scored again for a 40-21 Madrid lead. Carroll struck from downtown and free throws by Fernandez made it a 24-point game. A coast-to-coast layup by Rodriguez and a buzzer-beating layup by Jamon Gordon fixed the halftime score at 47-23.

Third quarter: Hosts protect wide margin

Both teams struggled to score after the break until Semih Erden stepped up with a layup. Dontaye Draper answered from downtown and a wild fast break layup by Mirotic boosted Los Blancos' lead to 52-25. Barac hit his trademark four-meter jumper, which Draper erased with an off-balance driving layup. Mirotic fed Bourousis for a fast break dunk and a three-pointer by Hopson brought Efes a bit closer, 56-30. Bourousis hit his third three-pointer and added free throws to extend the lead into the 30s. Barac dunked, but Llull bettered that with a corner triple, good for a 64-32 Madrid lead. After Hopson fed Barac for an uncontested dunk, Mirotic made free throws. A big slam by Hopson kept Efes within 66-36. Dragicevic and Mirotic traded jumpers. Vasileadis buried a three-pointer. Free throws by Llull kept Madrid way ahead, 70-41. Vasileiadis struck again from downtown and Dragicevic dunked to bring Efes within 70-46.

Fourth quarter: Excellent Madrid marches to another big win

Fernandez fed Salah Mejri for a huge alley-oop slam early in the fourth quarter. Carroll struck from downtown before Gordon shined with an acrobatic driving layup. Soon Gordon added a jumper. Rodriguez fired in one from downtown and found Mejri for yet another alley-oop slam for a 30-point Madrid margin with seven minutes left. Rodriguez hit 3 free throws, but Vasileiadis matched that with a corner triple. Tremmell Darden hit a baseline jumper and a three by Carroll ignited the crowd at 88-53. Rodriguez nailed a close jumper before Carroll hit a bomb from downtown to make it a 40-point game, 93-53. Rodriguez found Mejri for yet another alley-oop slam, as Madrid continued to excel on defense. Felipe Reyes scored down low and fed Slaughter for an alley-oop tip-in. Barac swished a baseline jumper. but it was too little, too late, as Madrid fans had a lot of fun and witnessed a historic win.

Sergio Rodriguez celebrates - Real Madrid - EB13
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
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Referees: LAMONICA, LUIGI (ITA), JAVOR, DAMIR (SLO), ZASHCHUK, SERGEY (UKR)
Attendance: 8882 (Tentative)
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Real Madrid
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 DRAPER, DONTAYE 10:00 5 1/2 1/1         1 1 1     1   4
5 FERNANDEZ, RUDY 28:28 6 1/4 0/3 4/5   3 3 4 1 3 1     7 12
9 REYES, FELIPE 17:56 4 2/6 0/1   1 9 10 2 2 1     3   9
11 DIEZ, DANIEL 1:40 2 1/2     1   1               2
12 MIROTIC, NIKOLA 22:04 14 3/4 2/3 2/2 1 5 6 1 2   2 1 2 1 21
13 RODRIGUEZ, SERGIO 19:41 14 3/5 1/1 5/5       11 1 1       4 27
20 CARROLL, JAYCEE 19:01 14 1/1 4/5     4 4 1 1         1 20
21 DARDEN, TREMMELL 16:23 2 1/3 0/1     2 2 1     1       3
23 LLULL, SERGIO 24:47 10 0/1 2/5 4/4   3 3 4   4   1 1 3 10
30 BOUROUSIS, IOANNIS 20:25 17 3/5 3/3 2/2 4 3 7 2   2 2 1 1 3 25
44 SLAUGHTER, MARCUS 11:10 9 4/4   1/4 2 1 3   1       1 2 11
50 MEJRI, SALAH 8:25 6 3/5     1 1 2   1 1 1   1 1 7
Team           1 3 4               4
Totals 200:00 103 23/42 13/23 18/22 11 34 45 27 10 13 7 3 10 22 155
        54.8% 56.5% 81.8%
Head coach: LASO, PABLO
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
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 BALBAY, DOGUS 1:28                 1 1          
6 OSMAN, CEDI DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 VASILEIADIS, KOSTAS 28:52 11 1/4 3/6   1 1 2 1   2     4   2
8 BATUK, BIRKAN 17:05 2 1/3 0/3     2 2     1   2 2 1 -5
9 ERDEN, SEMIH 18:49 2 1/4     1 2 3     3 3   3 1  
13 KILICLI, DENIZ 2:20         1   1               1
20 SAVANOVIC, DUSKO 15:46 3 0/5 1/2   1   1         1 2 2 -3
22 GORDON, JAMON 27:11 6 3/7   0/1   5 5 6 2 2     2 2 12
32 HOPSON, SCOTTY 20:11 13 5/8 1/3   1 1 2 1 2 2   1     10
33 DRAGICEVIC, TADIJA 24:14 8 3/5 0/4 2/2 1 1 2 3   2   1 2 3 5
34 PLANINIC, ZORAN 25:13 2 1/5 0/2     2 2 4 2 4   1 4   -5
42 BARAC, STANKO 18:51 10 5/7       4 4   1     1 3   9
Team           3 2 5               5
Totals 200:00 57 20/48 5/20 2/3 9 20 29 15 8 17 3 7 22 9 31
        41.7% 25% 66.7%
Head coach: MAHMUTI, OKTAY

Head Coaches

LASO, PABLO
Real Madrid
"Congratulations to my players; our intensity level was tremendous all 40 minutes long. As for this game, we keep playing at a very high level and that hurt our opponent a lot. We are playing at a level that is hard to catch up with and our good defense allowed us to run, get fast break points and play on the open court. We played with a lot of intelligence on offense, attacking some of the players we had scouted before the game. The final scoreboard reflects that we were the better team tonight."
MAHMUTI, OKTAY
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
"Congratulations to Real Madrid, its coach and its players for this win. My duty is to prepare my players to face this kind of games, but nothing went well on the court. I have been coaching for many years and I understand that losing games is part of life, but the attitude we had on the court tonight was a whole different thing."

Players

CARROLL, JAYCEE
Real Madrid
"We won in rebounds by a lot, which is very important, and dished many assists, which shows we had a lot of fun. It is difficult to do this because of our opponent's defense. We have a good vibe in the locker room and that is seen on the court, too. It is really fun to play with Sergio Rodriguez. He is playing very well the last few years. You always have to be ready because you never know when he will pass you the ball. You have to keep looking at him at all times because he always finds somebody with an open look. We are closer to finishing first in this group, but every game is important."
RODRIGUEZ, SERGIO
Real Madrid
"It is very important for us to work hard and have fun to win games, to enjoy every action of the game. We are doing that and have to keep doing it. I always enjoyed playing, but there are good and bad times. I have to work hard and keep in mind that you can always improve in everything if you work hard and knowing that everything is complicated. We have a long, beautiful season ahead of us. We have been playing together for a long time. We know each other well and that we have to improve; it is a long season. We have to keep our feet on the ground. This is an important step. We have to stay undefeated at home and try to compete hard on the road. We will be fine as long as we can defend our home court. I am definitely in the best moment of my career."
VASILEIADIS, KOSTAS
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
"It was our worst game of the season. Nothing went well for us. When we were losing by 20, we kept missing easy layups and also open shots. We have to bounce back and try to win the next game. It is logical to lose against Madrid on the road, but not by almost 50 points. We have to go back to Istanbul and work harder to get ready for the next game."