Crvena Zvezda nets 15th win in ABA

2023-01-29T16:51:29+00:00 2023-01-29T21:55:21+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

29/Jan/23 16:51

Following the eternal derby of the Belgrade rivals in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, Crvena Zvezda Meridianbet and Partian Mozzart Bet switch back to AdmiralBet ABA League

By Eurohoops Team/

A commanding display prompted Dusko Ivanovic to spread playing time among the players suiting up, Crvena Zvezda Meridianbet rolled FMP Meridian, 99-84, in FMP Arena Sunday.

Patiently awaiting to officially return to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, Facundo Campazzo recorded eight points, six assists, and two rebounds over 23 minutes in AdmiralBet ABA League Regular Season Round 17. Sixth game played in the regional league for the Argentine guard since being waived by the Dallas Mavericks in November.

Among five players in double-digit scoring efforts, Dalibor Ilic put in 16 points, a new personal best for the 2022-23 season. Facing his former team, Stefan Lazarevic packing 14 points also reset his season-high. Ognjen Dobric chipped in 15 more points. For the hosts, Lithuanian guard Paulius Valinskas stood out with a game-high 22 points.

Branko Lazic, Stefan Markovic, and Ognjen Kuzmic sat out alongside injured teammate Hassan Martin (knee). Up next for the team coached by Ivanovic is a road trip to Italy for the next two-game week of EuroLeague, against Virtus Segafredo Bologna Tuesday and EA7 Emporio Armani Milan Thursday.

On the winning end of the Belgrade derby in EuroLeague’s Round 21 Friday, Partizan Mozzart Bet also defeated Mornar-Barsko zlato, 92-74, later Sunday. Up next for the team coached by Zeljko Obradovic is LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne visiting Tuesday and a trip to Lithuania to take on Zalgiris Friday.

Recording the most points in a single game since moving his talents to Serbia’s capital, Ioannis Papapetrou put in a team-high 19 points against the visitors from Montenegro. Alen Smailagic added 15 points. Zach LeDay had 14 points. Aleksa Avramovic paired his 13 points with eight assists. Dante Exum and Mathias Lessort were sidelined along with Balsa Koprivica (illness).

On the losing end, former Partizan guard Gregor Glas went for 20 points, a new season-best.

ABA Round 17

Zadar – Borac Mozzart 85-75
Igokea m:tel – Split 88-92
SC Derby – MZT Skopje Aerodrom 103-85
Cibona – Mega MIS 72-106
FMP Meridian – Crvena Zvezda Meridianbet 84-99
Cedevita Olimpija – Buducnost VOLI 58-80
Partizan Mozzart Bet – Mornar-Barsko zlato 92-74

STANDINGS: Partizan Mozzart Bet 32 (15-2), Crvena Zvezda Meridianbet 31 (15-1), FMP Meridian 29 (12-5), Buducnost VOLI 28 (11-6), Cedevita Olimpija 28 (12-4)…

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