2013-14Regular SeasonRound 10
December 20, 2013 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 AUDI DOME

Bayern Munich routs Galatasaray to snap losing streak

Bayern Munich snapped a five-game losing streak by routing Galatasaray Liv Hospital 88-68 at Audi Dome. Nihad Djedovic led a well-balanced scoring effort with 15 points for the winners, who pulled away early and were never in serious trouble after the first quarter. Munich, which had already secured fourth place in Group C before the game, improved to 4-6. Galatasaray, which was locked into second place in the group, dropped to 6-4. The teams will meet twice more this season in Group F of the Top 16. Bryce Taylor added 13 points on 3-of-3 three-point shooting, Robin Benzing scored 10 and John Bryant tallied 8 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for the victors. Henry Domercant led Galatasaray with 15 points and Cenk Akyol finished with 12 in defeat.

First quarter: Bryant leads Munich to brilliant start

The hosts won the opening tip and Bryant scored quickly. Milan Macvan got the visitors on the scoreboard with a soft mid-range jumper. Bryant made his impact at both ends with a blocked shot and another score. Domercant put Galatasray up 4-6 with a long jumper. The game stayed at a fast pace as Djedovic drove for a score and Domercant drilled another jumper. Bryant started a Munich run with a tip-in, then Taylor flicked a ball to Heiko Schaffartzik for an easy layup before Taylor’s steal and layup made it 12-8. Galatasaray had no answer for Bryant, who recorded his 8th point in as many minutes on the floor. Akyol ended an 8-0 Bayern run with a pair of free throws. Deon Thompson came in for Bryant and scored on his first touch. Djedovic and Thompson each scored on the offensive glass to give the hosts a 20-10 lead through 10 minutes.

Second quarter: Benzing stars in 11-0 Bayern charge

Hairston threw down a reverse slam for the first points of the quarter. Akyol, with the game’s first three-pointer, narrowed the gap to 22-15. Ender Arslan matched Chevon Troutman free throws with a floater. Malcolm Delaney nailed a three to restore a double-digit lead, but it was short-lived. Arslan responded with a basket-plus-foul and Akyol hit a long jumper. Djedovic punished the visitors with a second-chance basket, but Sinan Guler connected from behind the arc to make it 29-24. Benzing responded in kind. After another Benzing three, Delaney sent a between the legs pass behind to Troutman for a rim-rocking slam. Benzing finished a fast break with a layup to cap an 11-0 charge, prompting a Galatasray timeout. Akyol ended a three-minute scoreless run for the visitors with free throws. Taylor and Arslan traded scores. Hairston showed skill with a pretty three-point play. Steffen Hamman split free throws for his first Euroleague point since February 2009. A Macvan foul shot made it 43-32 at halftime.

Third quarter: Off the bench, Idbihi, Savovic boost Bayern

After a pair of Furkan Aldemir free throws, Boris Savovic connected from behind the arc to recreate a dozen-point lead. Domercant’s first three of the night brought the visitors within 47-39. Djedovic and Arslan traded baskets. Taylor helped keep the hosts in control with a three. Domercant and Benzing traded scores. Yassin Idbihi added his name to the list of scorers and after Aldemir scored inside, a Delaney triple boosted Bayern to 60-45. Free throws by Domercant and Aldemir trimmed the gap. Idbihi kept hot with a basket at one end and block at the other. Savovic netted a second three as Munich piled on. Akyol scored 2 more from the line and Atsur fed Macvan for an easy layup that made it 65-53.

Fourth quarter: They'll meet again in the Top 16!

Idbihi fed Troutman for a basket to the delight of the fans. Idbihi remained hot with a second assists, this time to Djedovic, before scoring himself. A tough layup in between by Guler did not stop Munich. A three-point play by Djedovic made it 74-55. Guler found Aldemir for an alley-oop layup, but Taylor connected on a three from the corner to make it a 20-point game. Another Taylor triple capped an 11-2 run. By the closing minutes, the outcome was clear and both teams’ fans showed their support for two teams that will meet again in the Top 16.

John Bryant - FC Bayern Munich - EB13
Friday, December 20, 2013
Euroleague.net
Referees: HIERREZUELO, DANIEL (ESP), PATERNICO, CARMELO (ITA), DRAGOJEVIC, IGOR (MNE)
Attendance: 6700 (Tentative)
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FC Bayern Munich20232223
Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul10222115
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FC Bayern Munich20436588
Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul10325368
FC Bayern Munich
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 TROUTMAN, CHEVON 18:30 8 2/4   4/4 1 3 4   1       1 5 15
6 HAMANN, STEFFEN 6:11 1     1/2       1   1     1 1  
8 SCHAFFARTZIK, HEIKO 21:58 5 1/2 1/5   1   1 5   1     3   2
9 THOMPSON, DEON 10:42 7 3/5   1/3 3 2 5 1   1     1 2 9
10 STAIGER, LUCCA 5:19     0/2     1 1           1   -2
12 BENZING, ROBIN 14:34 10 2/4 2/3     3 3 1         3 1 9
14 DEDOVIC, NIHAD 28:47 15 7/9 0/2 1/1 4 2 6 4   1     2 2 20
23 DELANEY, MALCOLM 21:28 9 0/2 2/3 3/6   1 1 5   1     1 3 10
32 IDBIHI, YASSIN 8:45 6 3/4     1 3 4 2     1   2 1 11
41 SAVOVIC, BORIS 15:50 6 0/1 2/3   1   1 1   1     2 1 4
44 TAYLOR, BRYCE 22:03 13 2/4 3/3 0/1 1 3 4 1 1     1 2 2 15
54 BRYANT, JOHN 25:53 8 4/7 0/2   1 10 11 4 1 2 1   3 1 16
Team             2 2               2
Totals 200:00 88 24/42 10/23 10/17 13 30 43 25 3 8 2 1 22 19 111
        57.1% 43.5% 58.8%
Head coach: PESIC, SVETISLAV
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
Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
6 SONMEZ, DOGUKAN 8:47 2 1/2       2 2     1     2    
7 KOKSAL, GOKSENIN 15:25 5 0/1 1/3 2/2 2   2             1 5
8 HAIRSTON, MALIK 22:13 9 4/7   1/1 1   1 1   1     2 2 7
14 ATSUR, ENGIN 14:55   0/5 0/1   1 2 3 3 1 1   1     -1
17 AKYOL, CENK 17:31 12 1/4 1/3 7/8 1 1 2           5 4 7
19 ALDEMIR, FURKAN 30:15 7 2/5   3/4 2 5 7 1     1 1 3 2 10
25 MACVAN, MILAN 27:55 5 2/3 0/1 1/2 2 4 6 2   1     2 3 10
30 ARROYO, CARLOS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
32 GULER, SINAN 19:10 5 1/4 1/2 0/2   1 1 5   1     1 3 6
33 ARSLAN, ENDER 18:29 8 4/5 0/3 0/1       1   1     2 2 3
44 DOMERCANT, HENRY 25:20 15 5/10 1/4 2/2 1 3 4   3       2 5 17
Team             3 3               3
Totals 200:00 68 20/46 4/17 16/22 10 21 31 13 4 6 1 2 19 22 67
        43.5% 23.5% 72.7%
Head coach: ATAMAN, ERGIN

Head Coaches

PESIC, SVETISLAV
FC Bayern Munich
"For us, that was a great game. We were very motivated that we show our strengths heading into the Top 16. We can be very proud at the end of the regular season that we had a positive result against all the teams in our group, except for Olympiacos. That was a tough game to play as Galatasaray provided tough matchups for us, especially in the first half. Their players are very talented. But our players wanted to win, and they fought till the end. I’m happy not only did we win, but we qualified by ourselves. The Top 16 will be a tough group, in Europe there are no easy games. But we had a tough group in the first round; we played the Italian and Turkish champions, and the two-time defending Euroleague champs. We cannot underestimate the experience we had, we fought through. One has to be an experienced team with quality to make the Top 16. We’ve progressed game to game and we look forward to having this chance to stay in the Euroleague."
ATAMAN, ERGIN
Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul
"Congratulations to Bayern, they played good basketball and tough basketball tonight. It was a great atmosphere on the court. I want to show appreciation to our fans who traveled long distances for this game. Unfortunately, we were without motivation for the result and our two main players did not play, but we had a chance to use our reserve players who didn’t get to play yet in the Euroleague. Bayern played great basketball; both teams will play a different style game in the Top 16, I think."

Players

DEDOVIC, NIHAD
FC Bayern Munich
"It was important for us, we wanted to show that we are in the Top 16 with our own strengths. This was a game of character between us and Galatasaray, because we are going to play each other in the Top 16. They were missing some players. The game is 40 minutes, and we dominated the whole game. Until now the season is perfect. We are dominating the German League, we reached our first goal in the Euroleague, which was the Top 16. I hope it is going to be like this for the next months. We are proud."
DOMERCANT, HENRY
Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul
"We can make a lot of excuses, but we still have a lot of talented guys who suited up to play today. And every time we step on the court we want to win. My hats off to them, they played a great game at home in a good atmosphere. Defensively we had some letdowns, maybe because we had some lineups where we don’t have the same chemistry. We also were missing some key players. We are going to go back to the drawing board, we got some time to work and get better. That’s what we are going to do."
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