ABA Adriatic league 2012-13, Game 17 preview
With four games today, ABA Adriatic league will continue competitions with Game 17. Two games more will be played at Sunday, January 13, and one game at Monday, January 14.
After 16 played games, Igokea is still at the top of ABA Adriatic league standings with great 13-3 record.
Today’s action start at 18.30 CET.
Cibona vs. Krka
Cibona lost in Game 16 in pretty good game against Partizan mt:s. That was tough game for both teams in pretty unsportsmanlike atmosphere in Pionir Sport hall.
Game was even suspended for about half an hour due to problems with hooligans. After game was continued, Partizan mt:s uses its chances and won.
Krka surprisingly won against Zadar in road game in pretty tight game with score 67-65.
At this moment, Partizan mt:s hold position 3 with 11-5 record. Despite win against Zadar, Krka is still in tough situation as they are at position 12 with 6-10 score. Game start at 18.30 CET.
Split vs. Igokea
Split will be honoured to welcome leader of ABA Adriatic league, Igokea. Both teams reached wins in Game 16. Split surprised Cedevita in Croatian derby with 75-72 with road game.
Igokea confirmed its quality as they wins over Radnicki Kragujevac with 88-85 at home. Igokea continued with good games in new 2013 and it is expected that we will see more good games from them.
Igokea is leader with 13-3 record, and Split hold position 9 with 7-9 record. This game start at 19.00 CET.
Siroki Wwin vs. Partizan mt:s
In game 16 Siroki Wwin topped Szolnoki Olaj 75-69 in road game and gained some additional self-confidence before game against Partizan mt:s.
Partizan mt:s wins over Cibona 74-68. It will be interesting to see if Siroki Wwin will be able to surprise Partizan mt:s at home.
Game start at 19.00 CET.
Buducnost VOLI vs. Szolnoki Olaj
Just few days ago, Buducnost VOLI demolished Triumph Lyubertsy in Game 1 in Eurocup Last 16 phase. They will use all positive energy to continue with good games in ABA Adriatic league as well.
Szolnoki Olaj after all we believed that they finally woke-up, unexpectedly lost against Siroki Wwin at home. Game start at 20.15 CET.
At this moment, Buducnost VOLI is at position 4 with 9-7 record, and Szolnoki Olaj is still at the bottom of standings with 4-12 record.
Crvena Zvezda Telekom vs. Cedevita
Game of the week in Game 17 in ABA Adriatic league as Crvena Zvezda Telekom will host Cedevita in Balgrade. After great start in Eurocup Last 16 phase, Crvena Zvezda Telekom is big favorite in this game.
Cedevita still in problems as they unexpectedly lost in game 16 against Split. I am sure that nobody expected that Cedevita could lose against Split.
Crvena Zvezda Telekom currently at position 2 with 11-5 record and Cedevita at position 5 with 9-7 record will bring us great game and a lot of excitements. Game start at Sunday at 17.00 CET.
Union Olimpija vs. Zadar
Union Olimpija had no chance in game 16 against Crvena Zvezda Telekom at home and proved once again that they have a lot of problems in this season.
Zadar lost against Krka at home and surprised its fans who expected another one win at home. Zadar currently hold position 11 with 6-10 record.
Union Olimpija at position 8 with 8-8 record, one of the biggest disappointments in this season of ABA Adriatic league.
Radnicki Kragujevac vs. MZT Skopje
Radnicki Kragujevac lost against Igokea in great game, where both teams had chances to win, but Igokea had more patience in last few minutes.
Most of us expected much more from Radnicki in this season. pretty good roster, good experienced coach, but at this moment, Radnicki is at position 7 with 8-8 record.
MZT Skopje played good game in Podgorica in game 16 against Buducnost VOLI, but lost at the end. At this moment, MZT Skopje is at position 9, with 9-7 record.
Here is schedule for Game 17 of ABA Adriatic league:
Saturday, January 12
Cibona : Krka 18:30
Split : Igokea 19:00
Siroki WWin : Partizan mt:s 19:00
Buducnost VOLI : Szolnoki Olaj 20:15
Sunday, January 13
Crvena zvezda Telekom : Cedevita 17:00
Union Olimpija : Zadar 19:00
Monday, January 14
Radnicki : MZT Skopje Aerodrom 20:30