Basketball: as controlled by the computer

Basketball: as controlled by the computer

Bayern is reciprocated at Darussafaka Istanbul for the defeat in last year's Eurocup. At 116: 70, you just miss the Euroleague record of three-point throws.

Dejan Radonjic, the head coach of FC Bayern, then decided to give Berni a substitute in the closing stages. It would have made no difference to send the club mascot on the field, the basketball players of the German champion won on Thursday in the Euroleague light and easy against Darussafaka Istanbul 116: 70 (53:35) and impressed except with a great team performance all with their amazing hit rate from a distance. With a total of 18 transformed three, they missed the Euroleague record of Montepaschi Siena from 2012 only one hit. With the third victory in the sixth game Munich have now a balanced record in the highest European club competition. The best throwers were Devin Booker with 18 points as well as Nihad Djedovic and Petteri Koponen with 16 each. The Finn brought each of his six throws in the basket. "It was a special evening," Radonjic praised, "We played well on defense and excellently on offense, and our treble quota was impressive today." Djedovic saw similar, he spoke of "very good basketball at both ends of the pitch," which meant attack and defense. However, the German-Bosnian admitted that he had been "surprised" by how little the opponent from Turkey had had to oppose. Darussafaka has awe-inspiring memories of most FC Bayern pros: last year the teams faced each other in the semifinals of the Eurocup, and Istanbul prevailed to win the title in this second-rate competition. In Darussafaka, however, were missing in head coach David Blatt and playmaker Scottie Wilbekin two players who had left a lasting impression in Munich. Wilbekin had turned in the second leg in Munich fabulous ten threes and collected 41 points. The American has moved on to Maccabi Tel Aviv and will return to Munich with his new team at the beginning of March. Blatt now trains Olympiakos Piraeus, he is already looking over in two weeks at Bayern. New Coach at Darussafaka is Ahmet Caki, former coach at Alba Berlin; From there comes the former German international Mithat Demirel, who now works as a sports director for Darussafaka. Demirel looked from the bench that his team was inferior from the start. In the first quarter of the disadvantage was not so serious (17:21) as from the second game, in which the Munich suddenly hit from a distance, as if their litters were computer controlled. Six out of six attempts turned them from beyond the three-point line, which is 6.75 meters away, and they broke away early, leading 54:35 at break. However, Caki had come up with something after the first quarter to keep the gap within limits: with a zone defense led by Turkish veteran Oğuz Savaş (fighting weight around 135 kilograms), he wanted the big players of FC Bayern like Devin Booker and Danilo Keep Barthel away from the board. He had probably not expected that the Bayern then just threw from outside and also met. Koponen and Nemanja Dangubic had started the second quarter with two fast threes, it was the prelude to an almost unreal three-way rate of 69.2 percent (18 out of 26). "Above all, we have to put pressure on their shooters and their big players," Radonjic said before the match. He would have liked how his players implemented the requirement and even exceeded it. The 48-year-old, like all trainers of the old Yugoslav school, attaches great importance to a tough defense, something like laissez-faire he does not like at all. "He also wants to see full commitment in training," says playmaker Stefan Jovic. All the more pleased Radonjic, as his team implemented the defensive idea against Darussafaka: "an impressive defense performance" was the key to success, at least found even the top scorer Booker.

The Istanbul were hopelessly inferior, it was a surprisingly one-sided game in which the Munich did not relax even then and threw themselves passionately after the ball or tried to block every shot of the opponent, as they led after the third quarter already with 37 points (87:50). Berni would have liked to play too much, he had practiced extra throws during the break.


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