Serbian team Crvena Zvezda mts took the lead in the 2021 Adriatic league finals by beating Budućnost VOLI from Montenegro in Game 1 in Belgrade (82-78).
It was a tough 40-minute battle with a thrilling ending. Jordan Loyd made two key free throws to give a 4-point lead to Crvena Zvezda – 82:78, with less than 20 seconds remaining on the game clock. After that, the defense prevented Buducnost from scoring.
Consequently, Crvena Zvezda now leads the series by 1-0. Game two will be played on Tuesday, May 18, also in Belgrade.
Although the Serb team lead most of the time and even had a 15-point lead, this game wasn’t exactly a picnic on the beach. On the contrary, Buducnost fought back and cut the deficit to only two points 80-78. But it wasn’t enough.