Bayern re-wrote history books with offensive performance

Nov 09, 2018 by Print
Bayern re-wrote history books with offensive performance

It was a night Petteri Koponen called "unbelievable". Devin Booker said the defense was "awesome", and FC Bayern Munich head coach Dejan Radonjic called his team's offense "excellent" and added that the three-point percentage was "extraordinary."

Bayern had one of the best offensive nights any team has ever had in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague in a rout of Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul on Thursday. It set a series of club records, but also reached some marks that we have not seen in years.

Winning by 46 points is Bayern's biggest margin of victory in a EuroLeague game. It more than doubled its previous high of 21 points, which Bayern set while beating Stelmet Zielona Gora in its competition debut game in 2013. But that's just the start. Bayern also eclipsed the club record for points scored (116), shattering its previous best of 103. It established a new high in assists with 28 (previous was 26), in three-pointers made with 18 (previous was 15), and performance index rating with 156, shattering its previous best of 115. Moreover, Bayern set its new mark for most points scored in the second half with 62, and this was club's best-ever three-point percentage in a game; the team nailed 18 of 26 shots for 69.2%.

While all these are club records, some of those numbers are also among the best in the entire competition. Bayern's 116 points marked the most points scored in one EuroLeague game in more than a decade and tied for seventh on the list of points scored in a single-game this century. Its PIR of 156 was the eighth highest this century, and the most in a game since Real Madrid had a PIR of 158 in October 2014. The 62 second-half points ranked 11th, while 69.2% three-point accuracy was 18th best.

It might take a while until we see an across-the-board offensive performance like this again.