Partizan downs Crvena Zvezda for 2-1 lead

Partizan NISThe Serbian KLS Finals served up another explosive game between the two Belgrade giants, with Partizan NIS defeating Crvena Zvezda to take a 2-1 lead in the series. Partizan collected a 76-67 home win and has now won two consecutive games to take control of the series.

Partizan NIS vs. Crvena Belgrade, 76-67
Red Star had the better opening as the visitors traded with Partizan for much of the 10 minutes before taking a 17-19 lead into the first break. However, the hosts found an offensive edge in the second period propelled by young sensation Bogdan Bogdanovic to score 27 points in the frame. As the halftime buzzer sounded in the Hala Pionir, Partizan had opened a 44-37 lead. Another strong period in the third saw Partizan take further control of the game as the team extended to an 11 point advantage, with the score at 63-52 heading into the final stanza. The visitors outscored the winners in the last quarter but could not collect enough points to take the lead, giving Partizan a comfortable victory in front of its home fans.

Bogdanovic secured 20 points for the winners, while Sasha Pavlovic secured 16, Djordje Gagic 11, and Joffrey Lauvergne 11 points.

Boban Marjanovic scored a game high 22 points in the losing effort, with DeMarcus Nelson netting 16.

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