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18.12.2020 · 09:57

New away match in Novo Mesto

In the 11th round of the ABA league, Partizan NIS will play against Krka on Saturday, December 19, at 5 pm in the "Leon Stukelj" hall in Novo Mesto. (live broadcast on TV Arena Sport)

On Saturday, December 19, at 5 pm, the basketball players of Partizan NIS will play in the 11th round of the ABA league with the Krka team in Novo Mesto. This morning, the black and whites took a bus from the Partizan stadium to Slovenia, where they will have training tonight in the "Leon Stukelj" hall. In the 10th round, Krka defeated Split 78:80 on the away field, while the black and whites recorded a victory against Mega Basket with the result 79:77.


Before tomorrow's duel, the coach of Partizan NIS, Sasa Filipovski, stated:


"Krka is an unpleasant opponent because they set the game quite risky. They will decide for sure who will go below, who they will let go. We have to play with high concentration, and especially we have to keep the defense and jump at a high pace, to use our advantages. In the attack, we had 17 turnovers in the last game, before that in two games 7 and 8. Which was good. So we have to reduce the number of turnovers to a minimum and play smartly as a team, "said Filipovski.

The center of the black and whites, Nikola Jankovic, stated before leaving for the trip:


"Matches against Krka in Novo Mesto are always specific. Both because of the hall itself and because of the way Krka plays. They have two victories in a row, before that they lost to Mega with only one point and it is evident that they are in good shape. It will not be easy at all, but we have a plan on how to play a good game against them and record a victory. It remains for us to implement that plan, "said Jankovic.


(Photo: Dragana Stjepanović  / BC Cibona)