Crvena Zvezda Telekom topped Partizan mt:s again

vlada vukoicic

Nice Basketball evening in Sport Hall Pionir in Belgrade. Atmosphere good but not as it is expected when Crvena Zvezda Telekom and Partizan mt:s play against each other.

About 5.500 spectators, but there were only about 100 fans of Partizan mt:s.

In Game 21 in ABA Adriatic league, in Game of the Week, Crvena Zvezda Telekom wins over Partizan mt:s 84-76.

First quarter brought great Basketball, and I must say that I really enjoyed in good plays on both sides.

Result after first 10 minutes was 23-24, Partizan mt:s had +1.

Second half started much better for Partizan mt:s. With strong defense they stopped Crvena Zvezda Telekom and their transition game.

After 20 minutes, Partizan mt:s had +9, 37-46. Crvena Zvezda Telekom pretty nervous since they failed in many attempts.

I just can’t believe that Red and whites played so nervous in second quarter, and argued about referees decision instead to focus on its game.

It was expected that we will see much better game from Crvena Zvezda Telekom in second half, but I am sure that Partizan mt:s will not decrease its tempo.

In first half, in Crvena Zvezda Telekom, Rasko Katic scored 12 points and Boris Savovic added 7. I expected much more from Igor Rakocevic, since he scored only 4 points in 15 minutes.

In Partizan mt:s, Davis Bertans scored 15 points, with 4-4 for 3-point.

Crvena Zvezda Telekom started second half with 5-0 run. Red and whites came to 53-52 at 8th minute of third quarter. Great game in third quarter again.

Strong defense on both sides, but Crvena Zvezda Telekom had more focus and patience. 60-57 at the end of third quarter for Crvena Zvezda Telekom. 23-11 for Red and whites in third quarter. Well done.

A lot of nervous in last quarter on both sides. Ups and downs, silly mistakes and long-range shots would describe last quarter in the best possible way.

In some moments I couldn’t really believe what mistakes both teams made in offense. When Bertans missed 3-pointer 1:20 to go, and Lucic made turnover, it was actually over.

Crvena Zvezda Telekom used its experience and won in this game and reached very important win in ABA Adriatic league.

83-76 at 21 seconds to go, coach Dusko Vujosevic called time-out? How about minute before??? Amazing, but however. I wish if Vujosevic would explain this time-out in some of next coaching clinics.

84-76, Congratulations to Crvena Zvezda Telekom, deserved win, even in not perfect game.

Rasko Katic and Igor Rakocevic led Crvena Zvezda Telekom with 20 points each, Boris Savovic scored 15 points.

In Partizan mt:s, Davis Bertans scored 23 points 6-9 for 3-point, Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 13 points and Leo Westermann added 10 points.