16.02.2019 · 18:48
The black and whites in the final of Radivoj Korać Cup
On Sunday, February 17, at 5 PM, the black and whites will defend the Korać trophy against the winner of the Mega Bemax - Crvena zvezda MTS game.
On Sunday, the black and whites will be defending the Korać trophy! In the semi-finals of the Radivoj Korać Cup, Partizan NIS beat FMP, with the score 71:83 (16:21, 20:18, 21:24, 14:20) and secured their place in the final, where they will meet the winner of the Mega Bemax - Crvena zvezda MTS game.
From the beginning of the game, the black and whites struck hard and quickly made a 10-point advantage that FMP halved until the end of the first quarter, and after the second quarter, Partizan had an advantage of only 3 points. After he entered the game in the second quarter, the black and whites' power forward, Stefan Janković fell on the court and injured his mouth and teeth, because of which he did not return to the game.
At the beginning of the third quarter, FMP managed to turn the score around, but the black and whites quickly reclaimed their advantage, that they increased to 14 points in the last quarter, after which the question of the first finalist of the Radivoj Korać Cup was settled.
During the press conference after the game, the black and whites' captain, Novica Veličković, said:
"We definitely expected a hard game against FMP, like always. A very physically demanding game. We controlled it for 40 minutes, with slight drops. The semi-finals brings a lot of pressure. I am happy that we are through to the final, so now we can rest and prepare for tomorrow", Veličković pointed out.
Partizan NIS' coach, Andrea Trinchieri, then said:
"I congratulate FMP, it was a tough game, a hard game, they play good basketball, smart basketball. We played good defense, our flaw is that sometimes after great defense we don't have patience, but what can you do. We will work on that, but it is better to have good defense, and then make mistakes in offense, then have no defense", Trinchieri pointed out.
Šešlija 5, Pot 15, Bursać 2, Radovanović 8, Rebec 3, Jeremić 13, Uskoković 4, Reath 12, Đorđević 7, Momirov 2, Paunović, Vojinović
N. Janković 7, Paige 6, Sy 8, Marinković 17, Jaramaz 2, Gegić, Veličković 7, Pecarski, Renfroe 13, S. Janković 3, Landale 18, Gagić 2
(Photo: Dragana Stjepanović)