Live: The Slovenian four scored threes to take advantage of Olimpija


In the eighth round of the ABA league, Cedevita Olimpija hosts Partizan at 17:30. In the last five years (five matches), the Ljubljana team has always beaten the Belgrade team at home! At halftime of this game, they led 51:50, Jaka Blažič already had 16 points. However, Krka’s basketball players achieved their second victory on Sunday. At the end of the first half, they trailed against Mega by ten points, but after an excellent second half they won 77:72. Leon Stergar (25 points), Jan Špan (16) and Jurij Macura (14) stood out.

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After an injury and missing a few matches, he returned to the Cedevita Olimpija squad Justin Cobbs and started in the top five. Together with Klemno Prepelič they will now be able to play off their teammates even better. However, the people of Ljubljana were without their first center Karl Marković, who recovered from a back injury during the seventh defeat in the EuroCup. Both teams opened the game in a very offensive mood. After five minutes it was 17:17 on the scoreboard. At the end of the first quarter, the guests gained the first advantage, 27:22. Frank Kaminsky was already at nine points, but they also stood out Jaka Blažič and Shawn Jones with eight.

Justin Cobbs is back. | Photo:

Justin Cobbs is back.

With more than 60% two-point shooting and 50% three-point shooting (5/10), Partizan’s advantage grew to nine points (28:37) in the middle of the second quarter. Then, after two excellent passes from Prepelič, Blažič scored two triples in a row (34:37). Klemen already had five assists, while Jaka had 14 points. He gave additional energy in defense by entering the game Luka Ščuka, who first hit a three-pointer, then gave a block. After a stolen ball by another youngster, Cedevita Olimpija Gregor Glas scored in the 16th minute of the match in Blažič for a 41:39 lead. The first half did not disappoint the thousands of fans in Stožice, the result was also completely open – the lead of the home basketball players with 51:50. Blažič scored in double figures with 16 points and Prepelič scored 13, while Partizan scored none. The people of Ljubljana excelled at shooting from behind the line, hitting eight three-pointers from 14 attempts (57 percent).

Stergar, Špan and Macura pulled Krka out of the hole

Leon Stergar scored his ABA league record 25 points. | Photo: Mega MIS/Ivica Veselinov

Leon Stergar scored his ABA league record 25 points.
Photo: Mega MIS/Ivica Veselinov

Before the match with Krka, Mega had four wins and three losses, among other things, they defeated Partizan in their stadium. The Krka team had only one win and six losses. “Mega is a young and high-quality team. They play with a lot of energy. They have a lot of selected talents. It is worth highlighting Topić, one of the most prominent players in the league, around whom most of the game revolves. Otherwise, we have to deal with ourselves above all. I hope that the time will come, when we can get out of the black hole,” said the Krka coach before the meeting Gasper Okorn.

But the start was not the best, as they lost the first quarter with 13:21 and went to the main break with ten points behind (42:32 for Mega). Only 19 years old Nikola Topic he was already experienced at eight points Nikola Janković, who also played for Olimpija years ago, at the age of nine. Krkin was the most effective basketball player in the first half Yuri Macura, who scored ten points while shooting 100% and had seven rebounds. In the first half, the guests made only 18 percent (2/10) three-pointers.

Jurij Macura | Photo: Mega MIS/Ivica Veselinov

Yuri Macura
Photo: Mega MIS/Ivica Veselinov

After three Leon Stergar (14 points), Krka leveled the score at 46:46 in the fifth minute of the match. The second half therefore started with a partial score of 14:4. The continuation was very even, the two teams took turns in the lead. Before the last quarter, Mega led with 61:59. If there were a lot of baskets in the third quarter (19:27), the fight for the ball in the last quarter was so fierce that there were fewer points, free throws followed, even turnovers. There were too many of these at Krka (16).

Two consecutive triples followed Jan Špana and Macure’s basket in between, so that Novi Meščani took the lead with 71:67 ​​three minutes before the end. They no longer squandered the advantages. Stergar (25 points), Špan (16 points, nine assists) and Macura (14 points, eight rebounds) contributed the most to the 77:72 victory. At Mega, he was the best scorer with 16 points Uroš PlavšićTopić gave 12 of them.

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