09.12.2020 · 23:04
Victory for the Top 16 of the Eurocup
Black and whites defeated Bahcesehir in the Sports Hall "Ranko Zeravica" in the 9th round of the 7Days Eurocup with 88:75 (25:17, 17:20, 17:21, 29:17), which mathematically provided them the placement in the next phase of the competition.
For the second time this season, Partizan defeated Bahcesehir, which earned them a place in the Top 16 phase of the 7Days Eurocup! The Steamroller celebrated with the result 88:75 in the New Belgrade Sports Hall "Ranko Zeravica" and after eight games played, it has the effect of five victories and three defeats. After a few introductory minutes in which the guests had a slight advantage, Partizan reached a turning point with 12 consecutive points, so after the first ten minutes of the game, they had a lead of 25:17. Partizan NIS was in the result plus during the second half as well, and the black and whites went to the break between the two halves with an advantage of 42:37.
In the continuation of the match, Partizan briefly reached a double-digit advantage, but the visiting team managed to return to the match, and even the Istanbul team even briefly reached a turning point. However, with a safe game at the end of the duel, the black and whites quickly reached an eight-point advantage, and in the end, the final +13.
At the press conference held after the match, the coach of the black and whites, Sasa Filipovski, stated:
"We had a good start, but we were a little convulsed and a little bit nervous, because we lost the previous two games by one point. We were aware that with the victory we could qualify for the next phase of the competition, so due to the importance of the match, we felt a slight pressure. Bahcesehir is not a bad team, they beat Joventut away, lost against Unics in the last attack and lost some more games in the last seconds. They have very good players. On the other hand, it is important that we found a way to win, even though Bahcesehir played completely unburdened tonight. They changed the coach, and they also had the realization of a shot for three points of 52.9%. I am satisfied with the victory, I am happy for my players, and now we can continue to fight for the best possible placement in the Eurocup. We are also going match for the mach in the ABA league, and the next opponent is Mega, "said Filipovski.
After the match, Rashawn Thomas spoke for BC Partizan TV:
The next match, Partizan is playing on Saturday, December 12, when the rival of the black and whites will be Mega Basket.
Mika, Miller-McIntyre17, Zagorac 8, Paige 10, Dangubic 7, Gordic 2, Jaramaz 6, Velickovic 4, Jankovic 12, Thomas 18, Trifunovic, Mosley 4
Jones 5, Robinson 9, Ozdemir, Oncel 8, Green 25, Kilicli, Yildzli 6, Akyazili 10, Owens 5, Aldridge, Yilmaz 7
(Photo: Dragana Stjepanović, video: BC Partizan TV)