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25.01.2019 · 10:15

Gagić before Mega:"The stakes are high, but we always put everything on black and white"

In the 17th round of the ABA League, Partizan NIS welcome Mega Bemax. The game is scheduled for Saturday, January 26, at 7 PM. 

On Saturday, January 26, at 7 PM, Partizan NIS welcome Mega Bemax. The first game of tomorrow's opponents was played on November 3, and it ended with the victory of the black and whites in Sremska Mitrovica, with the score 74:81. 

The black and whites' center, Djordje Gagić, pointed out the importance of tomorrow's game:

"Mega is always a difficult opponent. They play quickly, aggressively, and they never give up, no matter the situation on the court. On the other hand, we want to continue playing on two fronts in the right way. We are all aware that the stakes are high for tomorrow's game, but we always put everything on black and white, and I believe that that approach will bring us an important victory", Gagić pointed out.

His first game as the coach of Partizan NIS, the black and whites' coach, Andrea Trinchieri led against Mega Bemax in the 6th round of the regional championship.

"It look like it has been 6 months since the first game, bu it hasn't, it's been less than three. We have an extremely important game coming up. Compared to our first game, Mega changed the team, but their style has remained the same. They play aggressive defense, press, and we have to match their energy in the right way", said Trinchieri.


Students from the Partizan NIS BC Academy in Istanbul will be special guests during tomorrow's game against Mega Bemax.The basketball academy in Istanbul, named Zulfu Kosuta, has around 700 boys who train there, and it was opened in mid December. The kids who are currently in Belgrade, surprised Partizan NIS' first team of and coaching staff, by bringing them baklava at the end of yesterday's practice.

(Photo: Dragana Stjepanović / Ivica Veselinov)