ABA Adriatic league 2012-13, Game 23 preview

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With only one game today, competition in ABA Adriatic league will enter Game 23 and bring us a lot of excitements as we coming closer to the end of regular season.

Four games remained and it is time to see who will have enough patience and knowledge to book a ticket to Final 4.

Even at this moment it is still unclear about who will compete in Euroleague next season since board of ABA Adriatic league caused such a mess with bad interpretation of Euroleague regulations.

Euroleague even agreed to make some kind of compromise for this season only, so we will see. It is just four game before Final 4.

Union Olimpija vs. Krka

In opening game of Game 23 in ABA Adriatic league, Slovenian derby as Union Olimpija will host Krka in Stozice Arena in Ljubljana.

At this moment, Union Olimpija holds position 6 with 12-10 record, and still have chances for Final 4. Krka is at position 9, with 9-13 record.

Krka is unable to reach Final 4 but still pretty safe from the bottom of standings, and as it seems they will finish this season somewhere in the middle of ABA Adriatic league standings.

Crvena Zvezda Telekom vs. Cibona

Game of the week and game who should bring good Basketball and excitements, as crvena Zvezda Telekom will host Cibona in Pionir Sport hall in Belgrade.

Crvena Zvezda Telekom at second place with 16-6 record, just after league leader Igokea, almost booked its ticket for Final 4. Cibona at position 10 with 8-14 record. in troubles.

Cibona didn’t find its form during whole season, and they surpised all people from Basketball with such a bad results.

It is expected that we will see good game, but I believe that Crvena Zvezda Telekom will win in this game and proved its great form once again.

Split vs. Siroki Wwin

Derby for teams from the bottom of standings, and fight for escaping from the bottom. Split currently at position 13 with 7-15 record will host Siroki Wwin who has identical record.

Important game for both teams, and Split with advantage of home court should use this chance. But we will see, you never know with Siroki Wwin, team who is able to surprise anytime.

MZT Skopje vs. Zadar

After great game against league leader in last week, even they lost, MZT Skopje may be satisfied with their season. No one expected to see them in the middle of league standings with 11-11 record.

Zadar, at position 12 with 7-15 record at this moment, if you ask me, have no chance in this game. MZT Skopje have better roster.

Zadar in pretty tough financial situation, and I am not sure if they have enough strength to surpise MZT Skopje in road game.

Radnicki vs. Buducnost VOLI

Another one game which should have title Game of the week. Teams from 3rd and 4th place at this moment will fight for important win.

Both teams won in last week, and both teams won in road games. Radnicki topped Siroki Wwin and Buducnost VOLI wins over Zadar.

We should see these two teams in Final four if Partizan mt:s not do something in next 4 games that could change plans to these two teams.

Cedevita vs. Partizan mt:s

Another one interesting game in this week. Cedevita will host Partizan mt:s in game where both teams expect win and step further to Final 4.

Both teams still with chances even Partizan mt:s have better chances. But, we will see. First, I expect good and interesting game.

It is hard to say if Cedevita is favorite in this game, even thay gave advantage of home court. Both teams were defeated in last week, and this game could be a chance for redemption.

Igokea vs. Szolnoki Olaj

ABA Adriatic league leader, Igokea will host team from the last position at this moment, Szolnoki Olaj. Igokea have even 10 more wins than Szolnoki.

But, Szolnoki Olajwon in last two games even against Union Olimpija and Cedevita, and it seems that their form is better and better.

I am not sure if this will be enough to beat Igokea, but all we know that Igokea have own ups and downs. Even I believe in pretty easy for Igokea it will be inetersting to see what will happen.

Here is schedule for Game 23 of ABA Adriatic league:

Friday, March 1

Union Olimpija : Krka

Saturday, March 2

Crvena zvezda Telekom : Cibona

Split : Siroki WWin

MZT Skopje Aerodrom : Zadar

Radnicki : Buducnost VOLI

Sunday, March 3

Cedevita : Partizan mt:s

Monday, March 4

Igokea : Szolnoki Olaj