ABA League – Round 7: Partizan NIS nip Crvena Zvezda by three after a very close game

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Round 7: Partizan NIS nip Crvena Zvezda by three after a very close game Nov 18, 2019
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The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with derby games and games ending by tiny margin. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

The most exciting game of round 7 in the ABA League took place in Beograd. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 5th ranked Crvena Zvezda (4-3) to sixth ranked Partizan NIS (5-2) 75-72 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Crvena Zvezda. Partizan NIS made 28-of-36 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Crvena Zvezda turnovers. 31 personal fouls committed by Crvena Zvezda helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of Bosnian point guard Nemanja Gordic (193-88, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 12 points and 4 assists. American guard Corey Walden (188-92, college: EKU) contributed with 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. point guard Filip Covic (178-89, agency: Interperformances) answered with 14 points for Crvena Zvezda. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Partizan NIS have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Primorska and FMP. Defending Serbian champion Crvena Zvezda dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. They share it with Mornar Bar. Partizan NIS is looking forward to face league’s leader Buducnost in Podgorica in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Crvena Zvezda will play at home against Mornar Bar (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Slovenian Cedevita Olimpija (6-1) which hosted in Ljubljana 3rd placed Serbian FMP (5-2). First ranked Cedevita Olimpija managed to get a 4-point victory 93-89. It was a key game for the top position in the league. It was a great evening for American guard Codi Miller-McIntyre (193-94, college: Wake Forest) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points and 7 assists. Jaka Blazic helped adding 14 points and 5 rebounds. At the losing side power forward Stefan Djordjevic (203-98) responded with 17 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). FMP’s coach tried various players’ combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn’t help. Cedevita Olimpija maintains first place with 6-1 record, which they share with Buducnost. FMP at the other side keeps the third position with two games lost. They share it with Partizan NIS and Primorska. Cedevita Olimpija will play against bottom-ranked KK Zadar (#12) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. FMP will play against Primorska (#3) in Koper and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Croatian KK Zadar is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their seventh consecutive match to eighth ranked Montenegrin Mornar Bar (4-3) 95-86 on Sunday evening. It was an exceptional evening for Jacob Pullen who led the winners and scored 20 points and 9 assists (made all of his nine free throws !!!). Domagoj Vukovic came up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds for KK Zadar in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Mornar Bar moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Crvena Zvezda. Loser KK Zadar still closes the standings with seven games lost. Mornar Bar will meet Crvena Zvezda (#6) in the next round. KK Zadar will play against the league’s second-placed Cedevita Olimpija (#2) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
A very interesting game took place in Zagreb. It ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 8th ranked Slovenian Krka (3-4) to ninth ranked Croatian Cibona (2-5) 70-67 on Monday evening. Filip Bundovic fired 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Defending Croatian champion maintains ninth place with 2-5 record. Krka at the other side keeps the eighth position with four games lost. Cibona’s next round opponent will be Mega Bemax (#11) in Beograd.
The game between 10th ranked Bosnian Igokea (1-6) and second ranked Montenegrin Buducnost (6-1) in Aleksandrovac on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Podgorica beat Igokea 83-72. It was a very good performance for Nikola Ivanovic who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 4 assists. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Buducnost have a solid series of four victories in a row. Defending Montenegrin champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Cedevita Olimpija. Loser Igokea keeps the tenth place with six games lost. Buducnost will face Partizan NIS (#5) in Beograd in the next round. Igokea will play on the road against Krka (#8) in Novo Mesto and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 7 Primorska beat Mega Bemax on the road 79-73.

Mega Bemax – Primorska 73-79

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked Slovenian Primorska (5-2) beat 11th ranked Serbian Mega Bemax (1-6) in Beograd 79-73 on Sunday. It was a very good performance for American guard Stephen Holt (193-91, college: St.Mary’s, CA) who helped to win the game recording 19 points. Serbian-Croatian Marko Jagodic-Kuridza (205-87, agency: PEPI SPORT) contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Bosnian swingman Edin Atic (201-97, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists and Montenegrin center Marko Simonovic (211-99) added 11 points and 8 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) in the effort for Mega Bemax. Four Mega Bemax players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending Slovenian champion moved-up to third place, which they share with Partizan NIS and FMP. Mega Bemax lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with six games lost. Primorska will face FMP (#4) in Beograd in the next round. Mega Bemax will play at home against Cibona (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Mega Bemax: N.Miskovic 14+4reb+2ast, E.Atic 12+5reb+7ast, M.Simonovic 11+8reb+2ast, N.Tanaskovic 10+4reb+1ast, L.Asceric 8+1reb+1ast, N.Miljenovic 7+2ast
Primorska: S.Holt 19+4reb+2ast, M.Jagodic Kuridza 15+6reb+3ast, L.Harris 15+4reb+1ast, A.Hodzic 9, M.Cakarun 8+6reb, I.Marinkovic 6+10reb

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Cibona – Krka 70-67

A very interesting game took place in Zagreb. It ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 8th ranked Slovenian Krka (3-4) to ninth ranked Croatian Cibona (2-5) 70-67 on Monday evening. Cibona made 23-of-29 charity shots (79.3 percent) during the game, while Krka only scored six points from the stripe. 29 personal fouls committed by Krka helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Power forward Filip Bundovic (205-94, agency: XL Basketball Agency) fired 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Forward Ivan Novacic (201-85, agency: XL Basketball Agency) chipped in 16 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws). American point guard Glenn Cosey (183-92, college: EKU) produced 31 points and 5 rebounds and Serbian-Bosnian forward Marko Josilo (200-92) added 8 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Defending Croatian champion maintains ninth place with 2-5 record. Krka at the other side keeps the eighth position with four games lost. Cibona’s next round opponent will be Mega Bemax (#11) in Beograd.
Top scorers:
Krka: G.Cosey 31+5reb+2ast, M.Josilo 8+7reb+4ast, I.Ramljak 7+2reb, L.Lapornik 7+2ast, J.Balazic 6+4reb+1ast, P.Marinelli 6+2reb+1ast
Cibona: F.Bundovic 19+6reb, I.Novacic 16+5reb+1ast, S.Gibson 15+3reb+2ast, M.Rozic 6+1reb+1ast, M.Ramljak 6+4reb, T.Katic 3+2reb+2ast

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Igokea – Buducnost 72-83

The game between 10th ranked Bosnian Igokea (1-6) and second ranked Montenegrin Buducnost (6-1) in Aleksandrovac on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Podgorica beat Igokea 83-72. It was a very good performance for guard Nikola Ivanovic (190-94, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 4 assists. American guard Justin Cobbs (191-91, college: California, agency: BeoBasket) contributed with 13 points for the winners. Four Buducnost players scored in double figures. American Rashad Vaughn (198-96, college: UNLV) answered with 20 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and Serbian center Djordje Gagic (210-90, agency: BeoBasket) added 14 points in the effort for Igokea. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Buducnost have a solid series of four victories in a row. Defending Montenegrin champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Cedevita Olimpija. Loser Igokea keeps the tenth place with six games lost. Buducnost will face Partizan NIS (#5) in Beograd in the next round. Igokea will play on the road against Krka (#8) in Novo Mesto and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Igokea: R.Vaughn 20+3reb+2ast, D.Gagic 14+4reb+2ast, K.Evans 12+6reb+2ast, D.Ilic 9+6reb, M.Green 6+2reb+8ast, V.Kariniauskas 4+2ast
Buducnost: N.Ivanovic 18+3reb+4ast, J.Cobbs 13+2reb+3ast, S.Bamforth 11+2reb+2ast, S.Sehovic 10+6reb, L.Bozic 7+3reb, Z.Nikolic 6+3reb

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Partizan NIS – Crvena Zvezda 75-72

The most exciting game of round 7 in the ABA League took place in Beograd. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 5th ranked Crvena Zvezda (4-3) to sixth ranked Partizan NIS (5-2) 75-72 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Crvena Zvezda. Partizan NIS made 28-of-36 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Crvena Zvezda turnovers. 31 personal fouls committed by Crvena Zvezda helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of Bosnian point guard Nemanja Gordic (193-88, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 12 points and 4 assists. American guard Corey Walden (188-92, college: EKU) contributed with 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Point guard Filip Covic (178-89, agency: Interperformances) answered with 14 points and Nigerian center Michael Ojo (216-93, college: FSU) added 11 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Crvena Zvezda. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Partizan NIS have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Primorska and FMP. Defending Serbian champion Crvena Zvezda dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. They share it with Mornar Bar. Partizan NIS is looking forward to face league’s leader Buducnost in Podgorica in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Crvena Zvezda will play at home against Mornar Bar (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Crvena Zvezda: F.Covic 14+2reb+3ast, M.Ojo 11+7reb, B.Baron 9+2reb+3ast, L.Brown 9+1reb+3ast, O.Dobric 6+1reb, C.Jenkins 6+1reb+2ast
Partizan NIS: C.Walden 13+7reb, N.Gordic 12+4reb+4ast, N.Jankovic 9+2reb, W.Mosley 9+2reb, R.Thomas 8+1reb+1ast, O.Jaramaz 8+2reb+2ast

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Mornar Bar – Zadar 95-86

Bottom-ranked Croatian KK Zadar is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their seventh consecutive match to eighth ranked Montenegrin Mornar Bar (4-3) 95-86 on Sunday evening. It was an exceptional evening for Georgian-American point guard Jacob Pullen (184-89, college: Kansas St.) who led the winners and scored 20 points and 9 assists (made all of his nine free throws !!!). American-Montenegrin point guard Derek Needham (180-90, college: Fairfield) accounted for 21 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. Power forward Domagoj Vukovic (206-93) came up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and guard Dominik Mavra (195-94) added 4 points and 12 assists respectively for KK Zadar in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Mornar Bar moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Crvena Zvezda. Loser KK Zadar still closes the standings with seven games lost. Mornar Bar will meet Crvena Zvezda (#6) in the next round. KK Zadar will play against the league’s second-placed Cedevita Olimpija (#2) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Zadar: M.Junakovic 19+1ast, D.Vukovic 16+11reb+1ast, I.Ivanov 13+3reb+2ast, A.Keller 11+5reb+1ast, B.Allen 8+6reb+2ast, S.Fundic 8+5reb
Mornar Bar: D.Needham 21+5reb+1ast, J.Pullen 20+4reb+9ast, M.Bjelica 13+2reb, D.Markota 12+8reb, U.Lukovic 9+9reb+1ast, B.Raley-Ross 9+1reb+3ast

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Cedevita Olimpija – FMP 93-89

An interesting game for Slovenian Cedevita Olimpija (6-1) which hosted in Ljubljana 3rd placed Serbian FMP (5-2). First ranked Cedevita Olimpija managed to get a 4-point victory 93-89. It was a key game for the top position in the league. It was a great evening for American guard Codi Miller-McIntyre (193-94, college: Wake Forest) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points and 7 assists. Jaka Blazic (196-90) helped adding 14 points and 5 rebounds. Four Cedevita Olimpija players scored in double figures. At the losing side power forward Stefan Djordjevic (203-98) responded with 17 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and Turkish swingman Okben Ulubay (200-97) scored 9 points and 7 assists. FMP’s coach tried various players’ combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn’t help. Cedevita Olimpija maintains first place with 6-1 record, which they share with Buducnost. FMP at the other side keeps the third position with two games lost. They share it with Partizan NIS and Primorska. Cedevita Olimpija will play against bottom-ranked KK Zadar (#12) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. FMP will play against Primorska (#3) in Koper and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
FMP: S.Djordjevic 17+5reb, M.Jeremic 11+2reb+2ast, A.Radanov 10+4reb+1ast, D.Reath 9+2reb, O.Ulubay 9+4reb+7ast, M.Tejic 9+2reb
Cedevita Olimpija: C.Miller-McIntyre 21+4reb+7ast, R.Boatright 15+2reb+1ast, J.Blazic 14+5reb+2ast, M.Hopkins 10+10reb, F.Kruslin 9+3reb+1ast, M.Simonovic 7+1ast

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youtube The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with derby games and games ending by tiny margin. Here is the last round review presented by ESL. The most exciting game of round 7 in the ABA League took place in Beograd. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 5th ranked Crvena Zvezda (4-3) to sixth ranked Partizan NIS (5-2) 75-72 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Crvena Zvezda. Par…  
The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with derby games and games ending by tiny margin. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

The most exciting game of round 7 in the ABA League took place in Beograd. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 5th ranked Crvena Zvezda (4-3) to sixth ranked Partizan NIS (5-2) 75-72 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Crvena Zvezda. Partizan NIS made 28-of-36 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Crvena Zvezda turnovers. 31 personal fouls committed by Crvena Zvezda helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of Bosnian point guard Nemanja Gordic (193-88, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 12 points and 4 assists. American guard Corey Walden (188-92, college: EKU) contributed with 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. point guard Filip Covic (178-89, agency: Interperformances) answered with 14 points for Crvena Zvezda. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Partizan NIS have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Primorska and FMP. Defending Serbian champion Crvena Zvezda dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. They share it with Mornar Bar. Partizan NIS is looking forward to face league’s leader Buducnost in Podgorica in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Crvena Zvezda will play at home against Mornar Bar (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Slovenian Cedevita Olimpija (6-1) which hosted in Ljubljana 3rd placed Serbian FMP (5-2). First ranked Cedevita Olimpija managed to get a 4-point victory 93-89. It was a key game for the top position in the league. It was a great evening for American guard Codi Miller-McIntyre (193-94, college: Wake Forest) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points and 7 assists. Jaka Blazic helped adding 14 points and 5 rebounds. At the losing side power forward Stefan Djordjevic (203-98) responded with 17 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). FMP’s coach tried various players’ combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn’t help. Cedevita Olimpija maintains first place with 6-1 record, which they share with Buducnost. FMP at the other side keeps the third position with two games lost. They share it with Partizan NIS and Primorska. Cedevita Olimpija will play against bottom-ranked KK Zadar (#12) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. FMP will play against Primorska (#3) in Koper and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Croatian KK Zadar is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their seventh consecutive match to eighth ranked Montenegrin Mornar Bar (4-3) 95-86 on Sunday evening. It was an exceptional evening for Jacob Pullen who led the winners and scored 20 points and 9 assists (made all of his nine free throws !!!). Domagoj Vukovic came up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds for KK Zadar in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Mornar Bar moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Crvena Zvezda. Loser KK Zadar still closes the standings with seven games lost. Mornar Bar will meet Crvena Zvezda (#6) in the next round. KK Zadar will play against the league’s second-placed Cedevita Olimpija (#2) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
A very interesting game took place in Zagreb. It ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 8th ranked Slovenian Krka (3-4) to ninth ranked Croatian Cibona (2-5) 70-67 on Monday evening. Filip Bundovic fired 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Defending Croatian champion maintains ninth place with 2-5 record. Krka at the other side keeps the eighth position with four games lost. Cibona’s next round opponent will be Mega Bemax (#11) in Beograd.
The game between 10th ranked Bosnian Igokea (1-6) and second ranked Montenegrin Buducnost (6-1) in Aleksandrovac on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Podgorica beat Igokea 83-72. It was a very good performance for Nikola Ivanovic who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 4 assists. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Buducnost have a solid series of four victories in a row. Defending Montenegrin champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Cedevita Olimpija. Loser Igokea keeps the tenth place with six games lost. Buducnost will face Partizan NIS (#5) in Beograd in the next round. Igokea will play on the road against Krka (#8) in Novo Mesto and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 7 Primorska beat Mega Bemax on the road 79-73.

Mega Bemax – Primorska 73-79

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked Slovenian Primorska (5-2) beat 11th ranked Serbian Mega Bemax (1-6) in Beograd 79-73 on Sunday. It was a very good performance for American guard Stephen Holt (193-91, college: St.Mary’s, CA) who helped to win the game recording 19 points. Serbian-Croatian Marko Jagodic-Kuridza (205-87, agency: PEPI SPORT) contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Bosnian swingman Edin Atic (201-97, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists and Montenegrin center Marko Simonovic (211-99) added 11 points and 8 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) in the effort for Mega Bemax. Four Mega Bemax players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending Slovenian champion moved-up to third place, which they share with Partizan NIS and FMP. Mega Bemax lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with six games lost. Primorska will face FMP (#4) in Beograd in the next round. Mega Bemax will play at home against Cibona (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Mega Bemax: N.Miskovic 14+4reb+2ast, E.Atic 12+5reb+7ast, M.Simonovic 11+8reb+2ast, N.Tanaskovic 10+4reb+1ast, L.Asceric 8+1reb+1ast, N.Miljenovic 7+2ast
Primorska: S.Holt 19+4reb+2ast, M.Jagodic Kuridza 15+6reb+3ast, L.Harris 15+4reb+1ast, A.Hodzic 9, M.Cakarun 8+6reb, I.Marinkovic 6+10reb

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Cibona – Krka 70-67

A very interesting game took place in Zagreb. It ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 8th ranked Slovenian Krka (3-4) to ninth ranked Croatian Cibona (2-5) 70-67 on Monday evening. Cibona made 23-of-29 charity shots (79.3 percent) during the game, while Krka only scored six points from the stripe. 29 personal fouls committed by Krka helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Power forward Filip Bundovic (205-94, agency: XL Basketball Agency) fired 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Forward Ivan Novacic (201-85, agency: XL Basketball Agency) chipped in 16 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws). American point guard Glenn Cosey (183-92, college: EKU) produced 31 points and 5 rebounds and Serbian-Bosnian forward Marko Josilo (200-92) added 8 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Defending Croatian champion maintains ninth place with 2-5 record. Krka at the other side keeps the eighth position with four games lost. Cibona’s next round opponent will be Mega Bemax (#11) in Beograd.
Top scorers:
Krka: G.Cosey 31+5reb+2ast, M.Josilo 8+7reb+4ast, I.Ramljak 7+2reb, L.Lapornik 7+2ast, J.Balazic 6+4reb+1ast, P.Marinelli 6+2reb+1ast
Cibona: F.Bundovic 19+6reb, I.Novacic 16+5reb+1ast, S.Gibson 15+3reb+2ast, M.Rozic 6+1reb+1ast, M.Ramljak 6+4reb, T.Katic 3+2reb+2ast

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Igokea – Buducnost 72-83

The game between 10th ranked Bosnian Igokea (1-6) and second ranked Montenegrin Buducnost (6-1) in Aleksandrovac on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Podgorica beat Igokea 83-72. It was a very good performance for guard Nikola Ivanovic (190-94, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 4 assists. American guard Justin Cobbs (191-91, college: California, agency: BeoBasket) contributed with 13 points for the winners. Four Buducnost players scored in double figures. American Rashad Vaughn (198-96, college: UNLV) answered with 20 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and Serbian center Djordje Gagic (210-90, agency: BeoBasket) added 14 points in the effort for Igokea. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Buducnost have a solid series of four victories in a row. Defending Montenegrin champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Cedevita Olimpija. Loser Igokea keeps the tenth place with six games lost. Buducnost will face Partizan NIS (#5) in Beograd in the next round. Igokea will play on the road against Krka (#8) in Novo Mesto and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Igokea: R.Vaughn 20+3reb+2ast, D.Gagic 14+4reb+2ast, K.Evans 12+6reb+2ast, D.Ilic 9+6reb, M.Green 6+2reb+8ast, V.Kariniauskas 4+2ast
Buducnost: N.Ivanovic 18+3reb+4ast, J.Cobbs 13+2reb+3ast, S.Bamforth 11+2reb+2ast, S.Sehovic 10+6reb, L.Bozic 7+3reb, Z.Nikolic 6+3reb

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Partizan NIS – Crvena Zvezda 75-72

The most exciting game of round 7 in the ABA League took place in Beograd. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 5th ranked Crvena Zvezda (4-3) to sixth ranked Partizan NIS (5-2) 75-72 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Crvena Zvezda. Partizan NIS made 28-of-36 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Crvena Zvezda turnovers. 31 personal fouls committed by Crvena Zvezda helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of Bosnian point guard Nemanja Gordic (193-88, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 12 points and 4 assists. American guard Corey Walden (188-92, college: EKU) contributed with 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Point guard Filip Covic (178-89, agency: Interperformances) answered with 14 points and Nigerian center Michael Ojo (216-93, college: FSU) added 11 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Crvena Zvezda. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Partizan NIS have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Primorska and FMP. Defending Serbian champion Crvena Zvezda dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. They share it with Mornar Bar. Partizan NIS is looking forward to face league’s leader Buducnost in Podgorica in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Crvena Zvezda will play at home against Mornar Bar (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Crvena Zvezda: F.Covic 14+2reb+3ast, M.Ojo 11+7reb, B.Baron 9+2reb+3ast, L.Brown 9+1reb+3ast, O.Dobric 6+1reb, C.Jenkins 6+1reb+2ast
Partizan NIS: C.Walden 13+7reb, N.Gordic 12+4reb+4ast, N.Jankovic 9+2reb, W.Mosley 9+2reb, R.Thomas 8+1reb+1ast, O.Jaramaz 8+2reb+2ast

gschID: 735267

Mornar Bar – Zadar 95-86

Bottom-ranked Croatian KK Zadar is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their seventh consecutive match to eighth ranked Montenegrin Mornar Bar (4-3) 95-86 on Sunday evening. It was an exceptional evening for Georgian-American point guard Jacob Pullen (184-89, college: Kansas St.) who led the winners and scored 20 points and 9 assists (made all of his nine free throws !!!). American-Montenegrin point guard Derek Needham (180-90, college: Fairfield) accounted for 21 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. Power forward Domagoj Vukovic (206-93) came up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and guard Dominik Mavra (195-94) added 4 points and 12 assists respectively for KK Zadar in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Mornar Bar moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Crvena Zvezda. Loser KK Zadar still closes the standings with seven games lost. Mornar Bar will meet Crvena Zvezda (#6) in the next round. KK Zadar will play against the league’s second-placed Cedevita Olimpija (#2) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Zadar: M.Junakovic 19+1ast, D.Vukovic 16+11reb+1ast, I.Ivanov 13+3reb+2ast, A.Keller 11+5reb+1ast, B.Allen 8+6reb+2ast, S.Fundic 8+5reb
Mornar Bar: D.Needham 21+5reb+1ast, J.Pullen 20+4reb+9ast, M.Bjelica 13+2reb, D.Markota 12+8reb, U.Lukovic 9+9reb+1ast, B.Raley-Ross 9+1reb+3ast

gschID: 735268

Cedevita Olimpija – FMP 93-89

An interesting game for Slovenian Cedevita Olimpija (6-1) which hosted in Ljubljana 3rd placed Serbian FMP (5-2). First ranked Cedevita Olimpija managed to get a 4-point victory 93-89. It was a key game for the top position in the league. It was a great evening for American guard Codi Miller-McIntyre (193-94, college: Wake Forest) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points and 7 assists. Jaka Blazic (196-90) helped adding 14 points and 5 rebounds. Four Cedevita Olimpija players scored in double figures. At the losing side power forward Stefan Djordjevic (203-98) responded with 17 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and Turkish swingman Okben Ulubay (200-97) scored 9 points and 7 assists. FMP’s coach tried various players’ combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn’t help. Cedevita Olimpija maintains first place with 6-1 record, which they share with Buducnost. FMP at the other side keeps the third position with two games lost. They share it with Partizan NIS and Primorska. Cedevita Olimpija will play against bottom-ranked KK Zadar (#12) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. FMP will play against Primorska (#3) in Koper and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
FMP: S.Djordjevic 17+5reb, M.Jeremic 11+2reb+2ast, A.Radanov 10+4reb+1ast, D.Reath 9+2reb, O.Ulubay 9+4reb+7ast, M.Tejic 9+2reb
Cedevita Olimpija: C.Miller-McIntyre 21+4reb+7ast, R.Boatright 15+2reb+1ast, J.Blazic 14+5reb+2ast, M.Hopkins 10+10reb, F.Kruslin 9+3reb+1ast, M.Simonovic 7+1ast

gschID: 735269

Tags : NEMANJA GORDIC, KK PARTIZAN NIS BEOGRAD, ABA LEAGUE BASKETBALL

youtube Defending champion KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom (Prva Liga) landed 27-year old Slovenian-Serbian center Bojan Radulovic (211-92). He already started the season at KK Tajfun Sentjur in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. In 7 games he averaged 9.4ppg and 6.9rpg this season. Radulovic also spent pre-season at Cedevita Olimpija (also in Liga Nova KBM). He won Slovenian League championship title in 2018. Radulovic was a member of Slovenian U20 National Team between 2011 and 2012. He has played previously prof…  
youtube Aleksa Novakovic (200-F-96) put on an amazing game in the last round for Novi Pazar and that’s him to receive a Interperformances ABA 2nd League Player of the Week award for round 7. The 23-year old forward had a double-double of 20 points and eleven rebounds, while his team outclassed Lovcen (#8, 3-4) with 27-point margin 104-77. Novi Pazar is placed at 10th position in ABA League. The season is still in it’s early stage, so the team may have a chance to improve their current position in…  
Aleksa Novakovic (200-F-96) put on an amazing game in the last round for Novi Pazar and that’s him to receive a Interperformances ABA 2nd League Player of the Week award for round 7.
The 23-year old forward had a double-double of 20 points and eleven rebounds, while his team outclassed Lovcen (#8, 3-4) with 27-point margin 104-77. Novi Pazar is placed at 10th position in ABA League. The season is still in it’s early stage, so the team may have a chance to improve their current position in the standings. They lost 5 games and had just two victories. In the team’s last game Novakovic had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Aleksa Novakovic averages this season 9.6ppg and 5.9rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round’s games was 31-year old shooting guard Nikola Pavlicevic (192-SG-88) of Sutjeska. Pavlicevic impressed basketball fans with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Bad luck as Sutjeska lost that game 84-90 to slightly higher-ranked Rogaska (4-3). This loss caused Sutjeska to drop to 6th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 4-3 record is not bad and everything may still change. Pavlicevic is well-known by Sutjeska fans and he already established his position as one of team’s most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.6ppg (#1). He also recorded 5.1 assists per game.

The third best performed player last round was Tadej Ferme (187-SG-91, agency: PEPI SPORT) of Rogaska (#5). Ferme scored 25 points and passed seven assists. He was a key player of Rogaska, leading his team to a 90-84 win against Sutjeska (4-3). Rogaska needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 3 lost games. Ferme has a great season in ABA League. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league’s leaders in points with 18.3ppg (5th best). He also has FGP: 56.3% and 3PT: 41.1%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Goran Filipovic (180-G-96) of Siroki Primorka – 19 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Davor Konjevic (198-G/F-90) of Helios Suns – 24 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Dragan Janjic (200-PF-97) of Sloboda Tuzla – 14 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Djordje Lelic (198-SF-89) of Rogaska – 25 points and 4 assists
8. Tarik Bruncevic (205-C-95) of Novi Pazar – 21 points and 7 rebounds
9. Jabarie Hinds (180-PG-92) of MZT Skopje – 29 points and 3 assists
10. Vladimir Tomasevic (201-F-92) of Sloboda Tuzla – 22 points and 8 rebounds

The Player of the week is selected based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it’s accuracy.
The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) – 2*BSAG – 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM – 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) – 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) – (FTA-FTM)


Tags : ALEKSA NOVAKOVIC, OKK NOVI PAZAR, ABA LEAGUE BASKETBALL


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Player of the Week

  Hassan Martin
  Buducnost
  ( 201-F-95 )
  
  Aleksa Novakovic
  Novi Pazar
  ( 200-F-96 )
  
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