12.02.2009 · 00:00
Tepić and Božić: The hardest match of the season
Prtizan wins 'Top 16 battle royal' and beats Unicaja 60:59 in 'Pionir pandemonium'. The guy in black and white, Milenko Tepić, said that this probably was the hardest and the most uncertain match of the season. "This was tough, probably the toughest game of the season. Both sides were even pulling basketball tugs of war during the whole match. The low field goal percentages from both sides describe the importance of the game. But we managed to make up for the bad shot percentage with good offensive rebounding and I think that we were better team than Unicaja tonight."Partizan captain, Petar Božić had the same vision of the match as his teammate. "The final result of the match says it all about how hard it was to play this match. We did not play the way we normally play and the way we are capable of. We did not have the three point shot tonight although that's one of our main features. We had to win this match and we did. The enormous importance of the match was the final straw for us to push through to Top 8 by winning this match. The show goes on and my team now turns to next matches."