Round 18 of the ABA League 2017-18 may not be over yet, but we may have witnessed arguably the most important game. It was a clash between Montenegrin Titans. In the end, KK Mornar Basket Bar would upset ABA League leaders KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica 87-81. Despite the stunning loss, Buducnost keeps a slim hold over the league’s pole position with their 15-3 record.
Crvena Zvezda will get a chance to challenge them. Crvena Zvezda (14-3) will face off against BC Partizan in a derby game to tie Buducnost, possibly providing a second epic game for this round of international basketball action. There is no doubt. The race atop of this league is very tight and a clash between Buducnost and Red Star should prove to be quite interesting.
The game between Mornar Bar and Buducnost was a clash of offenses. Mornar Bar took their game outside and knocked down 12 triples for the game. Buducnost pounded the rock in the paint and their aggressiveness sent their players to the line on multiple plays. They hit 27-0f-33 shots from the free throw line to get some extra mileage on the scoreboard.
In the end, an unselfish attack by Mornar Bar allowed five of their players to score in double figures, led by the 19 points of Nemanja Vranjes. It was enough to overcome the game-high 22 points posted by Buducnost’s Nemanja Gordic.