2017-18Regular SeasonRound 2
October 18, 2017 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 AUDI DOME

Dedovic paces Bayern in blowout of Lietkabelis

FC Bayern Munich used a big first half run to grab a comfortable 93-57 victory at home over Lietkabelis Panevezys and improve to 2-0 in Group B of the 7DAYS EuroCup. Bayern outscored Lietkabelis 28-0 over an 11-minute stretch spanning the first and second quarters to gain complete control of the game. Nihad Dedovic led the way for the hosts with 15 points as one of five Bayern players in double figures. Danilo Barthel added 12 points, Braydon Hobbs had 11 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists, and Alex King and Vladimir Lucic both chipped in 10 points. Zanis Peiners scored Lietkabelis’ first 11 points and ended up with 14 points as the Lithuanian club dropped to 1-1 in the group.

Reggie Redding started the scoring for Bayern with Peiners evening it. The Latvian wing started on fire for the visitors with a pair of three-pointers and reverse layup three-point play for all 11 points in helping Lietkabelis pull ahead 7-11. The advantage was 9-13 after a score from Ksistof Lavrinovic, but the guests went ice cold and were held scoreless the final four minutes of the quarter, while Barthel had 4 points to help Bayern score the final 8 points of the quarter and lead 17-13. The nightmare continued in the second quarter for Lietkabelis as the Lithuanian side could not hit anything. Bayern scored the first 20 points of the second quarter, including 4 more points from Barthel and three-pointers by Hobbs and Milan Macvan for a 37-13 lead. There was also a technical foul on Peiners and an unsportsmanlike foul on Vaidas Cepukaitis as Lietkabelis began getting frustrated. Kristof Lavrinovic’s three-pointer ended the 28-0 run and was Lietkabelis’ first basket in 10:52minutes. Adas Juskevicius added a three-pointer for the guests to make it 43-21, but Macvan hit from long range again and Dedovic ended the first half with a three-pointer at the buzzer for a 49-22 Bayern cushion.

Lietkabelis took advantage of getting Bayern quickly into the foul bonus in the second half and used Zygimantas Skucas free throws to climb as close as 53-27. Bayern was just too tough on defense and then started scoring on offense again with three-pointers from Stefan Jovic and Hobbs and 5 points from Dedovic in an 11-0 close to the third quarter for a 70-31 Bayern advantage. Bayern did not let up at all and could afford a four-point play by Lorenzo Williams to make it 72-37. King answered with 8 points, including back-to-back three-pointers, for an 81-37 lead. Donatas Tarolis took advantage of his playing time in the fourth quarter with 6 straight points while Lukas Aukstikalnis added 5 free throws as Lietkabelis took the final quarter 26-23 after scoring only 31 points in the first 30 minutes.

Bayern will travel to Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem next week, while Lietkabelis will host Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia.

Simas Jasaitis - Lietkabelis Panevezys (photo Lietkabelis) - EC17
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Eurocupbasketball.com
Referees: GKONTAS, SPIROS (GRE), CORTES, CARLOS (ESP), VAN DEN BROECK, NICK (BEL)
Attendance: 4327
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FC Bayern Munich17322123
Lietkabelis Panevezys139926
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FC Bayern Munich17497093
Lietkabelis Panevezys13223157
FC Bayern Munich
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
3 HOBBS, BRAYDON 22:14 11 1/1 3/8   1 4 5 5 2 2     2   14
7 KING, ALEX 11:49 10 2/2 2/3     1 1 1         2 2 11
9 CUNNINGHAM, JARED 21:15 8 3/4 0/3 2/2   2 2 2 1 2     2 3 8
11 LUCIC, VLADIMIR 15:38 10 2/3 1/3 3/3   6 6   1       3 3 14
13 MACVAN, MILAN 16:25 6 0/2 2/4   1 3 4 2 1       2 2 9
14 DEDOVIC, NIHAD 24:40 15 2/4 2/3 5/5   3 3 3 1     1 1 3 20
15 REDDING, REGGIE 4:26 2 1/2 0/1         1   1   1 1   -2
16 JOVIC, STEFAN 16:54 7 2/2 1/1     4 4 3 1       2 1 14
22 BARTHEL, DANILO 19:14 12 4/6 0/1 4/4   5 5 1   1 2   4 3 15
25 GAVEL, ANTON 15:11     0/2         3         2   -1
31 BOOKER, DEVIN 17:17 8 3/5   2/3 1 1 2     1     3 2 5
33 ZIRBES, MAIK 14:57 4 2/4     1   1   1 3 1 1 4 1 -2
Team           2 3 5               5
Totals 200:00 93 22/35 11/29 16/17 6 32 38 21 8 10 3 3 28 20 110
        62.9% 37.9% 94.1%
Head coach: DJORDJEVIC, SASA
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
Lietkabelis Panevezys
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 TAROLIS, DONATAS 13:41 8 4/8 0/1   1 2 3 1   1   2 2 2 4
3 WILLIAMS, LORENZO 25:55 4 0/1 1/6 1/1   5 5 5   3 1   1 4 9
5 JUSKEVICIUS, ADAS 19:45 3 0/2 1/4     4 4 2         2 1 3
6 AUKSTIKALNIS, LUKAS 8:34 5 0/2 0/2 5/6                   3 3
7 LAVRINOVIC, DARJUS 10:57   0/1 0/3   1   1   1 2 1     2 -1
8 LEONAVICIUS, GINTARAS 17:51 8 1/1 1/3 3/4   2 2           1 4 10
11 TALTON, GARY 16:37 4 0/2 0/1 4/4 1 1 2 2           4 9
12 LAVRINOVIC, KSISTOF 19:21 5 1/2 1/4     2 2     3     2   -2
13 JASAITIS, SIMAS 16:02     0/2   1 2 3   1   1   3    
14 CEPUKAITIS, VAIDAS 21:15 2 1/2   0/2 2 4 6   1 2     3 2 3
31 PEINERS, ZANIS 18:29 14 3/4 2/2 2/3   1 1   1 3   1 3 2 9
50 SKUCAS, ZYGIMANTAS 11:33 4 1/1 0/3 2/4 3 1 4 1   2     5 4 1
Team           1 1 2     1         1
Totals 200:00 57 11/26 6/31 17/24 10 25 35 11 4 17 3 3 22 28 49
        42.3% 19.4% 70.8%
Head coach: STALBERGS, ARTURS

Head Coaches

DJORDJEVIC, SASA
FC Bayern Munich
"I am very happy for our win, I believe we deserved it. From the first to the last minute, we played good basketball, our basketball. It was really nice to watch our team tonight, we had a great crowd. It is early in the season and I don't want people to misinterpret, but it is fun to watch our team. We entered [the court] with a serious attitude. We knew what they wanted and exactly what we wanted. We were prepared for the strong stuff, their pick-and-pop game with the Lavrinovics. We had a great reading of the situations and moved the ball really well. We put great energy on the floor in the second quarter, defensively and offensively. We had some runs and found some easy fast break points, steals that we transferred into one-on-zero, two-on-one and three-on-one situations. We have to forget about this game and focus on the next one. Tomorrow is a day off, deserved after such a tough schedule."
STALBERGS, ARTURS
Lietkabelis Panevezys
"Congratulations to Bayern for a well-deserved win. I can't say that we were not ready for this game. We came out aggressive and were fighting, especially in the beginning of the game, when the score was pretty close. We have to move on. There are still a lot of games in this tournament. This was our first loss in the EuroCup and our first loss this season. It should be a good lesson for us, for the rest of the season."