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16.03.2019 · 18:42

The black and whites against Crvena zvezda MTS in ABA League semi-finals

In the final round of the regular part of the season in the regional championship, Partizan NIS lost from FMP in Železnik, with the score 73:72 (18:17, 27:22, 16:16, 12:17), which means that they will go to the playoffs from the fourth place.

On Saturday, March 23, Partizan NIS will play against Crvena zvezda MTS, in the first ABA League playoffs game. After 22 regional championship rounds, and tonight's defeat in Železnik, the black and whites are definitely going to the battle for the championship ring from the fourth place.

At tonight's game, the black and whites had 18 seconds for the last offense, but Marcus Paige's shot outside the 6.75 line missed the hoop, and the score remained 73:72 for FMP. For the most part of the game, the home team had a slight advantage, that the black and whites, almost as if by rule, caught up with. Still, after 40 minutes, the victory wen to FMP.

At the press conference after the game, Partizan NIS' coach, Andrea Trinchieri, said:

"Congratulations to FMP for the win, they are Zvezda's young team, and that says it all. They played an excellent game, and in the end, they won. There isn't a lot to say. We missed open shots, and that affected the outcome", said Trinchieri.

When asked about what he holds against his players, the black and whites' coach said:

"We missed everything, we could have been better in defense, rebounds, the focus could have been better, Everything", Trinchieri pointed out.

FMP

Reath 16, Paunović 2, Uskoković 15, Jeremić 13, Momirov, Bursać 11, Radovanović 8, Vojinović, Šešlija 2, Đorđević 6

Partizan NIS

N. Janković 4, Paige 13, Sy 5, Jaramaz 11, Gegić, Veličković 2, Pecarski 2, Zagorac 4, Renfroe 6, Landale 14 Gagić 7, Nikolić 4

(Photo: Dragana Stjepanović, video: FMP)