Partizan mt:s first finalist in 2013 Radivoj Korac Cup

dusko vujosevic

Partizan mt:s wins in first semifinal game today against very good Mega Vizura 87-77. Great atmosphere in Jezero Sport hall, created by Partizan mt:s fans. About 1.500 people watched this first semifinal game.

Despite +10 at the end of this game, it was easy game for Black and whites at all. I believe I can say that Mega Vizura played better in most of this semifinal game.

Partizan mt:s will play in finals, and later we will find out against who. Crvena Zvezda Telekom and Radnicki will fight for ticket to final.

Beginning of the game was quite surprise, since I believed that Partizan mt:s will go strong from first second. It didn’t happen and Mega Vizura used this opportunity.

After first 10 minutes result was 21-21, and I am sure that no one expected this. If I had any extra money I would bet and put all my money on Partizan mt:s.

Most of people from Basketball expected easy win and much better start for Partizan mt:s. Mega Vizura had two players, Vasilije Micic and Boban Marjanovic played great role in first half.

Partizan mt:s had problems under baskets where Boban Marjanovic dominated in first 20 minutes with 8 defensive and 1 offensive rebound.

Mega Vizura in some moments had problems against 1-3-1 zone defense, but lately they solved this.

It was obvious that coach Dejan Milojevic did a great scouting job and prepared Mega Vizura well for this game.

On the other side, coach Dusko Vujosevic was pretty disappointed with this first half and I expected to see his reaction and different game in second half.

Probably one of the main reasons to be disappointed was that Partizan mt:s didn’t have fastbreaks in first half, and this should be one of their main weapons.

Second half started with quite same game. Just in moments it looked like Partizan mt:s players finally woke up and understood where they are.

I must be honest and say, that in some moments also Partizan mt:s played so confuse and it was hard to understand what’s going on on the court.

Mega Vizura also had its ups and down, but lastly at the end of third quarter, Partizan mt:s – Mega Vizura 60-59.

Finally, in last quarter Black and whites played much better, more engaged in defense and used all experience they have.

Mega Vizura like they lost energy in this last quarter, made some mistakes but at least gave hard time to Partizan mt:s in this game.

Djordje Gagic led Partizan mt:s with 21 points, Leo Westermann scored 15 points, Drew Gordon and Davis Bertans added 12 points each.

For Mega Vizura, Vasilije Micic in great role, scored 23 points, Boban Marjanovic had double-double record with 18 points and 13 rebounds.

Honestly. I expect much much more from second semifinal game. At 21.00 CET, Crvena Zvezda Telekom and Radnicki will fight for finals.