2014-15Top 16Round 2
January 08, 2015 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 BARCLAYCARD CENTER

Reyes's double-double leads Madrid to home win

In an attractive game at Barclaycard Center, Real Madrid improved to 2-0 in Top 16 Group E by downing Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul 93-78 on Thursday. The loss dropped Galatasaray’s Top 16 record to 1-1. Felipe Reyes paced the winners with a double-double of 22 points and 11 rebounds. Rudy Fernandez added 15 points, Sergio Rodriguez scored 13 while Sergio Llull racked up 12 points and 7 assists for Los Blancos. Zoran Erceg led Galatasaray with 17 points. Carlos Arroyo and Ender Arslan each added 11 for Madrid. Reyes had 10 points in the first quarter and got help from Llull and Gustavo Ayon, but Erceg and a buzzer-beating dunk by Sinan Guler kept Galatasaray within 25-24 after 10 minutes. Erceg gave Galatasaray its last lead, 25-27, early in the second quarter. Andres Nocioni and Marcus Slaughter fueled a 13-0 run that gave Madrid a 38-27 margin. An outstanding Rodriguez boosted the hosts' lead to 55-39 at halftime. Fernandez pushed the lead to 64-46 soon after the break and even though Galatasaray kept fighting, Madrid managed to keep a double-digit margin until the final buzzer.

First quarter: Reyes puts Madrid ahead

Erceg got Galatasaray going with a close basket and Vladimir Micov erased Reyes's jump hook with a layup, good for a 2-4 lead. Gustavo Ayon stepped up with a second-chance basket and a close jumper by Reyes gave Madrid its first lead, 6-4. Llull took over with a fast break layup and free throws by Reyes capped an 8-0 Madrid run. Arroyo scored in penetration, but K.C. Rivers swished a turnaround shot. A five-meter jumper by Erceg kept Galatasaray within 12-8. Ayon scored again, but Micov struck from downtown and a put-back layup by Reyes gave Madrid a 16-11 edge. Sinan Guler followed a triple with a one-handed floater, but Fernandez kept the hosts ahead, 19-16. Erceg and Llull traded three-pointers before Arroyo tied it at 22-22. Reyes shined with his trademark put-back basket and Nocioni split free throws, but a coast-to-coast, buzzer-beating slam by Guler kept the guests within 25-24 after 10 minutes.

Second quarter: El Chacho shines again

Erceg nailed a three-pointer to put Galatasaray back ahead, 25-27, early in the quarter. Ioannis Bourousis beat the guests' zone defense with a layup-plus-foul and Jaycee Carroll buried his trademark triple off a screen to give Madrid fresh air at 31-27. Nocioni shined with a big basket in penetration and added a corner triple, after which the guests called timeout at 36-27. Fernandez fed Slaughter for a no-look alley-oop slam to cap a 13-0 run. Erceg and Carroll exchanged three-pointers and Nocioni scored again to make it a 13-point game. Erceg kept pacing Galatasaray with a layup. Slaughter dunked, but and a three-pointer by Martynas Pocius gave the guests hope at 45-35. Rodriguez made free throws and a wild coast-to-coast layup by Llull ignited the crowd at 49-35. Arroyo fed Aleks Maric for a layup and Kerem Gonlum scored down low, but Rodriguez and Slaughter kept Madrid way ahead, 55-39, at halftime.

Third quarter: Galatasaray keeps hopes alive

Guler split free throws right after the break and a driving layup by Arroyo brought Galatasaray a bit closer, 55-42. Madrid was held scoreless for almost two minutes until Reyes stepped up with a three-point play. Maric made foul shots, but Reyes scored again. A jumper by Arroyo kept the guests within 60-46. Reyes kept pacing Madrid with a fast break basket, which Fernandez followed with free throws for an 18-point Madrid lead. Patric Young dunked, but Fernandez did better with a three-pointer. Ender Arslan answered from downtown, as Madrid tried to improve its ball circulation with Rodriguez and Llull together on court. Fernandez and Erceg exchanged free throws and Pocius brought Galatasaray within 69-55. More foul shots by Justin Carter made it a 12-point game.

Fourth quarter: Madrid cruises to big win

Fernandez buried a five-meter jumper early in the quarter. Rodriguez fired in a baseline jumper, but Arslan quickly bettered that with a bomb from downtown. Young found space for a wide open jumper, which Fernandez improved with a seven-meter three-pointer, good for a 76-62 Madrid margin with seven minutes left. Carroll got the crowd involved with a backdoor layup and Slaughter collected an acrobatic steal that allowed Rodriguez to restore a 80-62 Madrid margin. Rodriguez struck from downtown before Galatasaray called timeout down 21. Arslan insisted from downtown, but Micov scored again and a layup by Gonlum caused Madrid to stop the game at 83-69. Arroyo capped a 0-9 run with a big basket, but Reyes sealed the outcome with an acrobatic three-point play. Gonlum kept trying to change things, but Madrid had cruised to an important an d well-deserved home win.

Thursday, January 8, 2015
Euroleague.net

Referees: RADOVIC, SRETEN (CRO), SHULGA, BORIS (UKR), FOUFIS, IOANNIS (GRE)
Attendance: 7806
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Real Madrid25301424
Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul24151821
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Real Madrid25556993
Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul24395778
Real Madrid
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 RIVERS, KC 18:03 2 1/4 0/2     1 1 3 1     1 2   -1
5 FERNANDEZ, RUDY 30:57 15 1/3 3/7 4/4   4 4 3 2 3       6 21
6 NOCIONI, ANDRES 16:35 8 2/4 1/1 1/2 1 4 5 1   2   1 2 1 7
7 CAMPAZZO, FACUNDO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 REYES, FELIPE 22:18 22 9/13   4/4 7 4 11 2   3     2 3 29
13 RODRIGUEZ, SERGIO 20:06 13 4/7 1/3 2/2   3 3 3   1     1 1 13
14 AYON, GUSTAVO 17:43 4 2/4     2 3 5 3 4   2   3   13
20 CARROLL, JAYCEE 19:42 8 1/4 2/5     1 1 2 1         1 7
23 LLULL, SERGIO 31:12 12 3/3 2/5     1 1 7   2       3 18
30 BOUROUSIS, IOANNIS 3:55 3 1/3   1/1 1 1 2           2 3 4
44 SLAUGHTER, MARCUS 19:29 6 3/5     1 3 4 3 3       4   10
50 MEJRI, SALAH DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           2 1 3     1         2
Totals 200:00 93 27/50 9/23 12/13 14 26 40 27 11 12 2 2 16 18 123
        54% 39.1% 92.3%
Head coach: LASO, PABLO
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
1 CARTER, JUSTIN 12:33 2 0/1 0/1 2/2   3 3 2   2   1 1 1 2
4 YOUNG, PATRIC 12:34 4 2/3   0/2   1 1       1   1 2 4
5 MICOV, VLADIMIR 22:27 7 2/5 1/4   1   1 1 1 3 1   4   -2
7 ERCEG, ZORAN 32:17 17 3/4 3/7 2/4 1 4 5 2 1 1     2 4 19
12 GONLUM, KEREM 11:58 7 3/5   1/2   2 2   1 2     2 1 4
17 POCIUS, MARTYNAS 15:50 7 1/1 1/4 2/2 1 1 2 1           1 8
24 MARIC, ALEKS 16:39 4 1/3   2/2 1 2 3 1   1     1 2 6
30 ARROYO, CARLOS 29:02 11 5/6 0/2 1/1   3 3 6   6     3 3 11
32 GULER, SINAN 21:34 8 2/3 1/4 1/2   3 3 3 4 3   1 1 1 9
33 ARSLAN, ENDER 18:03 11 1/1 3/4     1 1 2 3 1     3   12
34 ARAR, EGE 4:28   0/1       2 2     1          
35 URAL, GOKTURK 2:35         1   1 1             2
Team           3   3               3
Totals 200:00 78 20/33 9/26 11/17 8 22 30 19 10 20 2 2 18 15 78
        60.6% 34.6% 64.7%
Head coach: ATAMAN, ERGIN

Head Coaches

LASO, PABLO
Real Madrid
"We played a great first half and I am happy about it. The game was different in the second half, but we had some good minutes on defense and managed our lead very well. It was a dangerous game because Galatasaray has a lot of good three-point shooters. I am happy for our 2-0 start in the Top 16. I have 13 players in the team and rotate depending on our needs. I always finish the game not happy for not giving the chances everyone deserves."
ATAMAN, ERGIN
Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul
"We had a good start, playing good on offense in the first quarter. Our starting five had a successful start, but when they got tired, our bench players had a really bad game. I couldn't switch players every two minutes and the game went away from us. Congratulations to Madrid for this win. We improved in the third quarter when our main players returned. We got a lot of open shots, but did not hit them all. Madrid was the fair winner."

Players

REYES, FELIPE
Real Madrid
"I Work hard every day to keep getting better and feel confident in the games. I am in good shape right now and have to make the most out of it. The most important thing is that the team is playing better and I am able to help, which is good. This is what we work for every day. Starting the new year winning at home in front of our fans in a Top 16 game is very important. I think we did a good job on defense and are happy. It is important for us to play like this because we come out of practice really happy with our playing level. Those good practices are paying off now. We played good defense, shared the ball and everyone contributed."
SLAUGHTER, MARCUS
Real Madrid
"The second quarter was the key to the game and those minutes allowed us to get a very important win for us. We won at home, which is what we are expected to do in the Euroleague. I am doing the best I can. I know what my role in this team is and what I have to work on, what I must do."
ARROYO, CARLOS
Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul
"The key to this loss is that we played poorly. We cannot win if we don't play good defense. I couldn't tell if the game went away in the second quarter, but I can tell we didn't play well in those 10 minutes. One of the problems we have right now is that we brought in new players and they have to adapt and learn certain things. It is a process and it takes time."
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