ABA Adriatic league 2012-13, Game 13 preview

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We are on the half-way of competition in ABA Adriatic league. Four games will be played today, one more tomorrow, and two more at Monday, December 17.

In first game today, at 17.00 CET, in Croatian derby or we can also call it, derby of teams from the bottom of standings, Split will host Zadar.

Split currently at position 11, with score 5-7, Zadar at position 13 with score 4-8. I believe that Split will use home court to reach another one win, and escape from the bottom.

At 19.00 CET, Game of the week and Serbian derby also, in Pionir Sport hall, Crvena Zvezda Diva will host Radnicki Kragujevac. Really looking forward to watch this game.

Crvena Zvezda Diva came in small crisis after two defeats, one in ABA Adriatic league and another one in Eurocup. Despite this defeat in Eurocup, they finished Eurocup Regular season as the winner in Group H, and qualified to Last 16 phase.

Radnicki Kragujevac going up with its form and it is expected to see great clash today in Belgrade. Both teams have identical score 7-5. If you ask me, I expect win for Crvena Zvezda Diva.

At 20.30 CET, in Skopje, MZT Skopje will host Krka. MZT Skopje currently at position 8 with 6-6 score, Krka at position 10 with 5-7 score.

MZT Skopje played pretty good game last week in Belgrade, even they lost against PArtizan mt:s. I am sure that with great support of their fans, MZT Skopje will reach another win.

At 21.00 CET, another one great game as Igokea will host Cibona. Current leader Igokea will have another one tough test to prove its dominance.

Igokea with score 10-2, will try to continue winning streak against Cibona. Cibona with score 5-7, got some additional self-confidence after last week win against Cedevita.

I am sure that all we who will watch this game will really enjoy. I hope so for new win for Igokea, and I believe that Igokea is better team at this moment.

The only game tommorow, Sunday, December 16, at 17.00 CET as Szolnoki Olaj will host Partizan mt:s. Szolnoki Olaj, team from the last position in ABA Adriatic league with terrible score 2-10, will have tough game against Partizan mt:s who have score 9-3.

Just two days ago, Partizan mt:s lost against Brose Baskets in decisive game for TOP 16 in Turkish Airlines Euroleague, and didn’t qualify. So, they will focus now only on ABA Adriatic league and I expect another demolition of Szolnoki Olaj.

At Monday, December 17, at 18.30 CET, Cedevita will host Siroki Wwin. Cedevita also finished its competition in Turkish Airlines Euroleague and will save energy for ABA Adriatic league.

Despite not so good form, maybe this could be a chance for Siroki Wwin to try to make surprise in this game, even this is tough to believe.

Cedevita currently at 6 with 7-5 score, Siroki at position 12, with 4-8 score.

At 20.30 CET, Union Olimpija will host Buducnost VOLI. Union Olimpija also finished its competition in Turkish Airlines Euroleague.

On the other hand, Buducnost VOLI qualified to Last 16 phase in Eurocup after pretty good Regular season. At this moment, Buducnost VOLI is at position 4, with 7-5 score. Union Olimpija is at position 7 with 6-6 score.

Here is schedule for Game 13 of ABA Adriatic league:

Saturday, December 15

Split : Zadar 17:00

Crvena zvezda BG DIVA : Radnicki 19:00

MZT Skopje Aerodrom : Krka 20:30

Igokea : Cibona 21:00

Sunday, December 16

Szolnoki Olaj : Partizan mt:s 17:00

Monday, December 17

Cedevita : Siroki WWin 18:30

Union Olimpija : Buducnost VOLI 20:30