Crvena Zvezda beat their big rivals Budućnost VOLI in this week’s top-game of the Adriatic League.
It was an adamant game in which both teams presented some excellent defense. Crvena Zvezda was better in the 1st half as they had an 8-point lead at halftime. However, then Budućnost VOLI turned things around in the 3rd quarter as they won that period by 18:8.
Still, the red-and-whites had enough strength to make the final blow in the last and decisive quarter. Crvena Zvezda opened that period with a 13:0 run to regain the lead, and they had no problems staying in front until the end.
Key moments: Crvena Zvezdawas down by two at the end of the 3rd quarter – 45:47, but then the home side made a flying start in the 4th quarter as they locked all the doors toward their basket. The red-and-whites didn’t concede a single point in the first 4-and-a-half minutes of the 4th quarter! During that period, Crvena Zvezda’s troops made the key 13:0 run to get back on a double-digit lead (58 – 47).
Man of the match: Crvena Zvezda’s power forward Luka Mitrović loves playing big games. This evening he scored 19 points for the winning team. He also made seven rebounds, while his overall index rating was 21.
Can’t trick the stats: Crvena Zvezda played more as a team than their opponents in crucial moments of this match. After all, Crvena Zvezda finished this match with 20 team assists, while Budućnost VOLI made just 12 for the entire game.