ABA League: Buducnost Reclaims Solo Lead
KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica claimed the solo lead in the ABA League after toppling Crvena Zvezda MTS Beograd 92-86 on Monday. The Adriatic saved this game to close out Round 15 and it did not disappoint. Coming in, both teams sported identical 12-2 records. Buducnost (13-2) now has a one-game lead over both Crvena Zvezda and Cedevita Zagreb. While things are tight atop of the league standings, teams in the middle of the pack find themselves in a similar situation. Mornar Bar (8-7) currently claims fourth place, but three teams are within striking distance. FMP, Partizan, and KK Zadar all share identical 7-8 records and could easily climb into that top-4 spot on a good week.
Moraca Sports Hall was on fire as both teams put on an excellent game. It would be the visiting Red Star squad that would post an early 22-27 advantage at the end of the first quarter. The second period told a different tale. Buducnost dominated with a 10-point edge.
When teams of this caliber collide, a close game can be expected. The final result was decided in the final minutes. Buducnost would lock things up at the free-throw line with two shots made by Nemanja Gordic.
A strong and accurate performance from the 3-point range was enough of an edge to allow Buducnost to edge out their Adriatic League rivals.
Here are the rest of the results for Round 15 of the ABA League 2017-18 regular season.
KK Cedevita Zagreb vs. KK Cibona Zagreb, 91-68
FMP vs. Mornar Bar, 79-84
Olimpija vs. Mega Bemax, 69-76
BC Partizan NiS Beograd vs. KK Zadar, 95-87
MZT Skopje vs. BC Igokea, 68-77
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