Rochestie and Crvena Zvezda beat Igokea – ABA Day 10 recap

2017-12-04T23:14:00+00:00 2017-12-05T09:06:35+00:00.

Stefan Djordjevic

04/Dec/17 23:14

Eurohoops.net

Crvena Zvezda prevailed over Igokea at home thanks to Taylor Rochestie’s hot hand.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Crvena Zvezda protected their home against Igokea 85-80 while improving their record to 8-2.

Taylor Rochestie led the hosts with 20 points and 5 assists with a help from his teammate Mathias Lessort. The 22-year-old French big guy finished the game with 11 points and only one miss from the field (5/6 for two) adding 2 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals.

The hosts built a comfortable lead after the first half 48-38 yet that didn’t scare the visitors as they managed to bounce back in the third quarter as they came close to 61-58.

Yet Igokea didn’t have enough energy for a complete comeback down the last stretch as Zvezda won the game 85-80.

Robert Rikic had a game-high 23 points for Igokea, but that didn’t cut it. With this loss, his team now fell to a 4-6 record.

Earlier today Zadar surprised Mega Basket on the road in a close match 73-71 and on Saturday NBA Draft prospect Dzana Musa led Cedevita to victory once again with 18 points in 26 minutes.

ABA League Results – Day 10

HOME AWAY FT HT Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
KK CEDEVITA MZT SKOPJE AERODROM 77-65 44-33 24-8 20-25 18-22 15-10
KK BUDUCNOST KK PARTIZAN NIS 86-79 55-43 24-20 31-23 16-26 15-10
KK PETROL OLIMPIJA KK FMP 73-64 36-33 19-18 17-15 15-16 22-15
KK MORNAR KK CIBONA 78-82 39-46 23-19 16-27 23-15 16-21
KK MEGA BASKET KK ZADAR 71-73 35-45 21-24 14-21 19-11 17-17
KK CRVENA ZVEZDA MTS KK IGOKEA 85-80 48-38 22-19 26-19 16-20 21-22

Standings

#
TEAM
PTS
MP
W
L
POINTS
+/-
1
KK BUDUCNOST
19
10
9
1
827 – 743
84
2
KK CRVENA ZVEZDA MTS
18
10
8
2
878 – 778
100
3
KK CEDEVITA
17
10
7
3
819 – 743
76
4
KK PETROL OLIMPIJA
15
10
5
5
787 – 813
-26
5
KK PARTIZAN NIS
15
10
5
5
910 – 887
23
6
KK FMP
15
10
5
5
824 – 781
43
7
KK CIBONA
14
10
4
6
799 – 831
-32
8
KK ZADAR
14
10
4
6
800 – 847
-47
9
KK MORNAR
14
10
4
6
759 – 818
-59
10
KK IGOKEA
14
10
4
6
855 – 869
-14
11
KK MEGA BASKET
13
10
3
7
824 – 846
-22
12
MZT SKOPJE AERODROM
12
10
2
8
798 – 924
-126

Photo credit: ABA