Real rolls Fenerbahce for fifth straight win
Real Madrid remained on a roll as it raced past Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 94-74 for its fifth straight victory on Friday in the Spanish capital. Alberto Abalde poured in 17 points to lead the way and Jaycee Carroll had 15 points for Real, whose record improved to 6-4. Anthony Randolph chipped in 14 points, Walter Tavares had 13, 6 rebounds and 3 blocks, and Facundo Campazzo picked up 7 points and 12 assists in Real's fourth victory in five home games this season. Fenerbahce dropped to 4-6 including three straight losses, all of them in Spain. Danilo Barthel was the top weapon with 22 points for Fenerbahce, which was playing without Nando de Colo and Jan Vesely. Lorenzo Brown collected 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists in the loss.
Gabriel Deck had 5 points as Real jumped ahead 7-0 before Barthel's three-pointer for Fenerbahce. Ahmet Duverioglu cut the gap to 9-7 but the guests went cold with just one score in the next 6 minutes while Carroll hit from the outside and Randolph drained three triples in a 17-2 surge to move ahead 26-9 on the way to a 28-12 score after 10 minutes. Fenerbahce downed the first 6 points of the second quarter, including a Dyshawn Pierre's triple, to trim the deficit to 28-18. Randolph punched back with a triple and Abalde converted an and-one. Fenerbahce started scoring more consistently with Jarell Eddie hitting a three-pointer and then Brown and Ali Muhammed combining for all the points in a 2-9 spurt to trim the difference to 43-34. Abalde continued his strong game with a pair of baskets as Real stayed up 49-36 at the break. Edgaras Ulanovas had a three-pointer for Fenerbahce early in the second half to get the deficit down to 51-39, but Campazzo took over with 7 points in an 11-2 surge for a 62-41 lead. Fenerbahce just couldn't get enough scores on offense while Rudy Fernandez and Abalde added three-pointers at the other end as Real stayed in charge, 72-51, after 30 minutes. Fernandez was on target from deep again as the lead swelled to 79-53. Barthel would not give up without a fight, hitting 2 three-pointers and 2 more baskets inside, but Fenerbahce still trailed 85-66. Trey Thompkins hit a triple at the other end and Carroll made sure the guests wouldn't get any closer the rest of the way.
Facundo Campazzo was pulling the strings for Real all night, collecting 12 assists and he would have collected even more if those catching his flashy dishes would have finished the plays. Campazzo has now collected 39 assists in his last four games.
Real forced 14 turnovers and turned them into 31 points compared to 7 points off turnovers for Fenerbahce. Real collected 31 assists in the game as the team shot 66.7% on two-pointers. Fenerbahce made 53.1% of its two-pointers.
Milestone for Barthel
Danilo Barthel set a career high with his 22 points and also eclipsed the 500-point mark in the EuroLeague career. He now has 503 points in 64 games.
Real will head on the road for Round 11 as it faces CSKA Moscow on Thursday, November 26. Fenerbahce will return home for its next game, welcoming Valencia Basket on November 27, facing a Spanish team for the fourth straight game.
Friday, November 20, 2020