2017-18Regular SeasonRound 11
December 08, 2017 CET: 19:00
Local time: 19:00 ALEKSANDAR NIKOLIC HALL

Zvezda rolls to victory on record scoring night

Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade held another shooting clinic on the way to its most dominant performance of the season, topping visiting Anadolu Efes Istanbul 100-81 on Friday. Zvezda broke its club record for points scored at home in a non-overtime EuroLeague game. Zvezda, with two wins in a row for the first time this season, improved to 4-7, while Efes dropped to 3-8. A week after hitting a club-record 17 three-pointers, Zvezda shot 14-for-28 from downtown, as seven different players connected from behind the arc. James Feldeine led the way with a career-high 29 points and 4 steals. Taylor Rochestie had 11 points and 6 assists, Nemanja Dangubic and Ognjen Dobric scored 10 apiece, and Matthias Lessort collected 9 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Bryant Dunston had 16 points and Zoran Dragic scored 14 for Efes. Vladimir Stimac collected 12 points and 8 rebounds, and Josh Adams also scored 12 in defeat.

Zvezda went inside early to four different scorers, while Dragic scored on a pair of driving baskets and Josh Adams hit a corner three for Efes. Rochestie traded threes with Dunston, the latter hitting the first one of his 128-game EuroLeague career to make it 11-12. Zvezda countered with 7 consecutive points, including a corner triple from Feldeine and a put-back dunk from Milko Bjelica, before back-to-back triples from Rochestie and Feldeine opened up a 24-17 advantage. Feldeine's third triple boosted the margin as the high-scoring first quarter ended with Zvezda up 29-23. Dangubic and Ognjen Dobric hit threes early in the second, Zvezda's sixth and seventh from downtown, and Dobric's runner made it 41-29. After an Efes timeout, Adams downed a baseline jumper and dished to Dunston for a monster slam. After a fastbreak layup by Feldeine, Simon's triple sparked a 0-7 Efes run that helped the visitors halve the deficit, to 50-44, at the break.

Rochestie and Krunoslav Simon traded triples to start the third quarter, before Matthias Lessort and Dunston scored from close range. The hosts gained separation again with a pair of steals off inbounds passes and a three-pointer from Branko Lazic that made it 62-49. Errick McCollum hit a jumper and Dunston his second three-pointer, but Feldeine had a three-point play and Bjelica hit from way downtown, as the hosts held a 74-62 after 30 minutes. Early in the fourth quarter, Dejan Davidovac scored a pair of baskets and Bjelica fought for a put-back to extend the lead to 80-64. The visitors called a timeout, but Dangubic and Pero Antic hit back-to-back three-pointers as the lead broke the 20-point barrier, 86-66 with 7:30 to go. Dunston and Dragic scored from close range for the visitors, but Dobric hit another shot from downtown for Zvezda, opening an untouchable 91-68 advantage. The margin reached 24 points before game's end as the hosts cruised the rest of the way.

James Feldeine - Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade - EB17
Friday, December 8, 2017
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Referees: GARCIA GONZALEZ, JUAN CARLOS (ESP), FOUFIS, IOANNIS (GRE), VYKLICKY, ROBERT (CZE)
Attendance: 6123
By Quarter1234
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade29212426
Anadolu Efes Istanbul23211819
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Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade295074100
Anadolu Efes Istanbul23446281
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 RADICEVIC, NIKOLA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 DANGUBIC, NEMANJA 20:59 10 2/4 2/2   1 1 2 1   1     4 1 7
7 DAVIDOVAC, DEJAN 11:39 6 3/3 0/1   1 1 2 5             12
10 LAZIC, BRANKO 17:46 5 1/3 1/2           1   1   3 1 2
12 ANTIC, PERO 13:04 5 1/2 1/3   1 2 3 3 2       4 1 7
13 DOBRIC, OGNJEN 11:32 10 2/2 2/4     1 1     1     4   4
14 FELDEINE, JAMES 29:43 29 7/9 4/7 3/3   1 1 1 4       2 4 32
16 JANKOVIC, STEFAN 19:54 6 2/3 0/2 2/2 4 3 7   1 1 1   1 3 13
22 ROCHESTIE, TAYLOR 28:21 11 0/4 3/6 2/2       6   1       3 12
26 LESSORT, MATHIAS 24:56 9 3/8   3/4 2 7 9 4 1 2 1 1 2 3 16
32 JOVANOVIC, NIKOLA 2:00           1 1               1
51 BJELICA, MILKO 20:06 9 3/7 1/1   2 2 4 1     1 1 3 1 8
Team           1 1 2               2
Totals 200:00 100 24/45 14/28 10/11 12 20 32 21 9 6 4 2 23 17 116
        53.3% 50% 90.9%
Head coach: ALIMPIJEVIC, DUSAN
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
1 LEDO, RICKY 12:04 7 2/2   3/4       1   1       3 9
3 MCCOLLUM, ERRICK 17:46 8 2/4 0/2 4/4 1 1 2 1   3   1 3 2 2
5 BROWN, DERRICK 13:21 6 2/7   2/3   1 1 1   2   1 2 2 -1
8 BATUK, BIRKAN 1:35                         1   -1
11 DEMIR, BERK DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 MOTUM, BROCK DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 ADAMS, JOSH 22:14 12 2/4 2/2 2/4 1 3 4 4   2       4 18
15 STIMAC, VLADIMIR 34:00 12 5/7 0/1 2/2 4 4 8 1   1 1 1 3 4 18
24 MURIC, EDO 5:45                   1         -1
30 DRAGIC, ZORAN 34:30 14 6/8 0/3 2/2   5 5 4 1 1   1 2 4 19
42 DUNSTON, BRYANT 29:55 16 3/6 2/2 4/4 2 1 3 4   2 1   4 3 18
44 SIMON, KRUNOSLAV 28:50 6 0/2 2/4     3 3 3   2     2 1 5
Team           1 4 5               5
Totals 200:00 81 22/40 6/14 19/23 9 22 31 19 1 15 2 4 17 23 91
        55% 42.9% 82.6%
Head coach: PERASOVIC, VELIMIR

Head Coaches

ALIMPIJEVIC, DUSAN
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
“It is a huge win for us. There is no perfect game, but we played almost a perfect game. We had just two bad minutes in the second quarter. Of course, this is our home. We play much better in Pionir Hall, we feel much better in Pionir, because we practice here. We played perfect, very good on defense, we stayed focused the entire 40 minutes. Our good percentage from three-point range came from good defense. That confidence comes from good defense. This was a good game for all our young players. This was an excellent game for everybody.”
PERASOVIC, VELIMIR
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
"Congratulations to Red Star. They deserved this victory from the beginning. They improved this physical game and it was more easy for them after that. We had big problems in the beginning with one-on-one defense and rebounds, but in the final I think the key is in the turnovers and easy baskets they scored, especially in the second half."

Players

FELDEINE, JAMES
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
“We are home. It is good to play in Pionir Hall again; the crowd is totally different in here. Hopefully we play here the rest of the season. We came out really hot. We cooled down in the second quarter, but we reloaded at halftime, and the second half was probably the best basketball we played in a long time. I am happy we won. Some shots were falling for me. It felt good, but I’ve got to stay aggressive, hit or miss. We needed this win; we have not won at home in a while. This felt good.”