The winning streak ends

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The winning streak of the Bayern basketball team in the EuroLeague is over for the time being: At Real Madrid, the FCBB, which has played very well so far, lost 100-822 after a mediocre second half. The Munich defense, which had allowed the first five opponents an average of just under 75 points, was too seldom able to stop the well-practiced and experienced starting squad of the Spanish royalty. The FCBB who now stand at 4-2 were missing Center Leon Radosevic (abdominal injury, return in a week) but also atheir coach Andrea Trinchieri after two early technical fouls. Top scorer was Wade Baldwin (18). It was the second victory for Real.

After the fourth game within a week, Bayern can now gather new energy for a week before they play Red Star Belgrade (6 November, 20:30.) The start of the BBL kicks off in the Audi Dome against Vechta (Sunday, 18:00.)


Real Madrid - FC Bayern Basketball 100-82 (49-45)


Nick Weiler-Babb 5/6 Rebounds, Wade Baldwin 18/4 Assists, TJ Bray, Jalen Reynolds 15/7 Rebounds, Malcolm Thomas 9, Vladimir Lucic 7/6 Rebounds, Diego Flaccadori 2, Nihad Djedovic 8, Robin Amaize (dnp), Paul Zipser 8, JaJuan Johnson 6, Zan Mark Sisko 4.

Topscorer Real Madrid

Jaycee Carroll (19 Points)


Luigi Lamonica, Gytis Vilius, Uros Obrknezevic

Points per game Bayern - Real Madrid: 17-27, 28-22, 16-21, 21-30.   

Stats: : two-point shooting 45% (FCBB) // 77% (real); three-point shooting: 40% // 36%; three-point shooting: 76% // 73%; rebounds: 41 // 14; assists: 23 // 18; turnovers: 10 // 4.

Adriano Vertemati: "Congratulations to Real Madrid, this is without question a deserved victory. They were very focused today, but we lost that focus after halftime. We played too little with contact, especially in the off-screen situations. We only reacted. In the third quarter we were still in it but after Real hit really big shots - we didn't even reach the foul limit in the fourth. We have to learn to fight to the end even then."

Nihad Djedovic: "We knew that Real wanted to strike back after their not so good start. Unfortunately, we didn't play at our level and if you're not at the highest level for 40 minutes, you have no business here. After the defeat we now have to regenerate well and prepare for the next game".

Game recap:
With a changed line-up Trinchieri started the game with the quintet Baldwin, Bray, Johnson, Thomas and Lucic. But Real had a better start and Tavares on the boards as well as Carroll and Randolph from a distance led Real to a 11-4 lead. Trinchieri then said goodbye and headed to the dressing room again: A quick double of technical fouls due to an allegedly too lively expression of opinion meant that he had to withdraw after only three and a half minutes. Assistant Adriano Vertemati soon took a time-out, as Carroll had sunk his second triple to take a 19-10 lead. The defense was still looking for orientation, but on offense the respect for reals 7ft Center Tavares changed the Munich gameplan. After one quarter, Bayern was down by ten, 27-17.  

Real continued it's success at first, with Campazzo or Llull taking precise passes to the board but Paul Zipser scored eight points from deep and suddenely they were down by seven. Not everything worked but the combative Germnas were not discouraged. Wade Baldwin and Nick Weiler-Babb with their drives to the basket brought the team right back in the game before Malcolm Thomas took the first lead at 36-35 (16.). Madrid had problems scoring from three and Tavares collected his third foul  (21-10 rebounding advantage at the break). After an unsportsmanlike foul against Baldwin and Llull's three at the buzzer - five points in six seconds - Real went into the break with a lead, 49-45.

A triple plus free throw by Baldwin tied things up again but the rhythm in the attack was missing for Bayern. Top scorer Vladimir Lucic (17.2 ppg) was effectively shutdown while on the other side Carroll (19 points) was allowed to score at will. And then Tavares slammed home a dunk to take a 65-57 lead (28.) for the hosts - time out Bayern.

Only four minutes later the game was obviously decided (81-65). Everything was fall for Real now and their threes started to follow the rest of their shots from the floor (77 percent). The Munich offensive did not produce any more either and there was a lack of teamwork and also a lack of faith in being able to beat the Royal team. 


Photo Credit: EuroLeague Basketball

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