2020-21Regular SeasonRound 27
March 02, 2021 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 ALEKSANDAR NIKOLIC HALL

Bayern rallies late to sink Zvezda

Wade Baldwin IV and Vladimir Lucic hit a series of clutch shots late in the game to lift FC Bayern Munich to a 76-78 road win over Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade on Tuesday. The win improved Bayern's record to 17-10, while already-eliminated Zvezda suffered its seventh consecutive defeat and dropped to 7-19 on the season. Bayern trailed for the majority of the night and was down by double digits in the third quarter, however, Baldwin kept Bayern in range before Lucic scored all of his 10 points in the final 4 minutes of the game to turn things around. Baldwin, playing with 4 personal fouls for the majority of the second half, finished with 27 points, while Jalen Reynolds added 12 in a victory. Jordan Loyd carried Zvezda with 26 points, Corey Walden scored 15, and Ognjen Dobric netted 13 with 6 rebounds.

Baskets were few and far between to start the game. Zvezda needed more than 5 minutes to open its tally with a runner from Loyd, but Bayern had only a pair of baskets to show for during that opening span, too. Reynolds scored inside and followed it up with a long jumper to help Bayern open a 4-8 lead. Loyd nailed a triple, but a three-pointer from Zan Mark Sisko made it 7-13. Walden answered with a three-pointer of his own, but Reynolds fought to make a hook shot late in the first and another close-range basket early in the second, however, Aleksa Uskokovic sparked an 8-0 run, during which Marko Jagodic-Kuridza and Dobric knocked down a triple apiece to make it 20-17. A pair of easy layups from Loyd, followed by a three-point play from Uskokovic extended the margin to 27-19 midway through the second quarter, but Baldwin had a short jumper and a transition triple, before Sisko's three-pointer cut it to 29-27. Sisko had another triple, his third, before the end of the half, but Loyd kept the hosts in front, 35-31 at halftime.

Reynolds scored the first 5 points of the third quarter, including a three-point play, but the hosts answered with a basket-plus-foul from Walden and a three-pointer from Marko Simonovic to help get to 43-36. Nick Weiler-Babb hit a triple, but runners from Walden and Dobric helped open a 51-41 margin, while Baldwin picked up his fourth personal foul. But D.J. Seeley hit a three for the visitors and after a pair of baskets from Dobric, Baldwin nailed a three-pointer at the buzzer to cut it to 57-50 after three quarters. A triple from Dejan Davidovac extended the margin to 62-54, but James Gist and Baldwin kept Bayern in touch. Loyd scored twice - from close range and a jumper with his toes on the three-point line, but a transition triple from Lucic cut it to 68-66 with 3:43 left. A jumper from Lucic put Bayern up for the first time in the second half, 68-70, but Loyd answered by beating the shot-clock with an improbable triple. However, Lucic nailed another three and then Baldwin followed with a three of his own, making it 71-76 with 39 seconds to go and securing Bayern's win.

Lucic heroics

Playing in his hometown, Vladimir Lucic was scoreless for more than three and a half quarters, but then fueled Bayern's comeback by nailing two triples and a jumper in the final 3:43 of the contest, finishing with 10 points.<7p>

Not foul-troubled

Wade Baldwin IV finished the game with 27 points, but 16 of those came late in the third and in the fourth quarter with him carrying four personal fouls. He made 7 of 10 two-point shots and 3 of 4 triples.

Rebounding woes

No Bayern player had an offensive rebound to his name in this game. The visitors had just 3 offensive rebounds for the night, but all were team rebounds.

Shining Loyd

Zvezda guard Jordan Loyd finished the game with 26 points. It was the ninth time this season he's scored 20 or more points.

What's next

Bayern will be in action again already on Thursday when it hosts Panathinaikos OPAP Athens in Round 28, while Zvezda travels to play Olympiacos Piraeus a day later.

Wade Baldwin - FC Bayern Munich - EB20
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Euroleague.net
Referees: GARCIA, JUAN CARLOS; SUKYS, ARTURAS; SILVA, SERGIO
Attendance: 0 (Tentative)
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Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade10252219
FC Bayern Munich15161928
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Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade10355776
FC Bayern Munich15315078
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 HALL, LANGSTON DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2 WALDEN, COREY 20:56 15 3/5 2/4 3/3   1 1 1   4     2 5 12
3 LOYD, JORDAN 29:13 26 7/11 2/7 6/8 1 5 6 2 1 5     1 6 24
4 USKOKOVIC, ALEKSA 14:50 5 2/3   1/1 1 1 2 3   2   1 2 2 6
7 DAVIDOVAC, DEJAN 26:09 3 0/1 1/3     3 3 1 1 1 1   3 1 3
10 LAZIC, BRANKO 18:40 2 1/1 0/2   1   1 1   1     4 1 -2
12 RADANOV, ALEKSA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 DOBRIC, OGNJEN 22:42 13 4/5 1/2 2/2 1 5 6 1 1 1     2 3 19
19 SIMONOVIC, MARKO 27:32 5 0/2 1/3 2/2   3 3 1 1       4 1 3
21 JAGODIC-KURIDZA, MARKO 25:36 7 2/4 1/1     1 1   1       3 2 6
22 SIMANIC, BORISA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
32 KUZMIC, OGNJEN 14:22   0/2     2 3 5 1         2 1 3
Team           2 1 3     1         2
Totals 200:00 76 19/34 8/22 14/16 8 23 31 11 5 15 1 1 23 22 76
        55.9% 36.4% 87.5%
Head coach: RADONJIC, DEJAN
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 29:15 6   1/3 3/3   3 3   2       2 3 10
2 BALDWIN IV, WADE 23:53 27 7/10 3/4 4/6   2 2 2   2     4 4 23
3 KRAEMER, DAVID 6:10     0/1                   1   -2
4 SEELEY, DENNIS 13:32 3 0/1 1/3         4   3     2   -1
8 REYNOLDS, JALEN 18:38 13 6/6   1/1   1 1     4 1   2 2 11
11 LUCIC, VLADIMIR 31:57 10 1/2 2/6 2/4   4 4 2 3 1     1 4 14
15 AMAIZE, ROBIN 0:18                              
16 ZIPSER, PAUL 15:04 2 1/2 0/1     1 1 1       1 2   -1
21 GIST, JAMES 25:10 6 2/3   2/5   3 3 2 1 1     3 4 8
25 JOHNSON, JAJUAN 10:26   0/1       4 4               3
31 SISKO, ZAN 19:55 9   3/3         2 1 1     4 4 11
43 RADOSEVIC, LEON 5:42 2 1/4       1 1     1     2 2 -1
Team           3 2 5     1         4
Totals 200:00 78 18/29 10/21 12/19 3 21 24 13 7 14 1 1 23 23 79
        62.1% 47.6% 63.2%
Head coach: TRINCHIERI, ANDREA

Head Coaches

RADONJIC, DEJAN
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
"Congratulations to Bayern for this win. We played more than 30 minutes a good game, but that was not enough for a win against a team with this much quality and experience. The shortest and quickest analysis is that we did not react well late in the game, not just in the last few minutes. We made some mistakes in the last quarter that get punished at this level. We did not use our good game, and they stayed very focused and they used our weaknesses and mistakes to celebrate a victory. In any case, our situation [because of COVID-19] is delicate and is already tough to talk about it and what makes it more difficult is that it is taking too long and we have played too many games with a small number of players. But, our specific health situation is like it is, and it will last for a little longer and better news on this topic are not expected to be coming in the next few days."
TRINCHIERI, ANDREA
FC Bayern Munich
“The game was exactly as you saw it. Very difficult. Zvezda put together a great effort. You had a very good first quarter, the second and third quarters were bad, but with also some good plays from Zvezda, so there is also [the factor] of an opponent. We could do better, but they had a good run. In the last quarter, we found an alignment that was working. We made all the right plays, we didn't give up. Even when Loyd scored an unbelievable shot that can be heavy in that moment to swallow, we kept playing and made some big baskets. It's a huge win for us on the road.”

Players

BALDWIN IV, WADE
FC Bayern Munich
“We played well. I think guys stepped up in the clutch, especially defensively. Zvezda made some big shots, I was happy I was able to match it myself. At the end of the game, we managed it well with free throws and getting stops.”
LUCIC, VLADIMIR
FC Bayern Munich
“I think for us it’s a really important victory. We want to attack the EuroLeague Playoffs, and it was an important game for us to stay on that road. We expected a tough game, like always against Zvezda, a physical team playing great defense with Coach Radonjic, who we all know. I think we were fighting until the end. Like many times this year, we did not give up until the end, and I think we deserved this win.”