Budućnost secured the Playoffs spot by beating Olimpija
Budućnost VOLI have defeated Petrol Olimpija at home in Podgorica and they will be staying atop of the standings alone after 17 rounds played.
ABA League Round 17, Sunday, 21.1.2018:
BUDUĆNOST VOLI – Petrol Olimpija 88:66 (22:16, 23:17, 24:9, 19:24)
Game recap: Budućnost VOLI continue to reign alone at the top of the ABA League standings and it will remain so even after 17 rounds will be over, as they have grabbed their 15th win of the season at home against Petrol Olimpija. With this victory Budućnost VOLI have already secured them mathematically a spot in the ABA League Playoffs. The hosts quickly demonstrated who rules their home Morača hall and they have not allowed the visitors to return into the battle for the win until the end. Petrol Olimpija, on the other side, will continue to battle hard to escape the danger zone at the bottom of the standings, as they remain only 2 wins above MZT Skopje Aerodrom, which still have their 17th round to play.
Key moments: Budućnost VOLI have demonstrated their strength in the first half already and were up by 12 points (45:33) already at the break. The battle for 2 points was over in this moment.
Man of the match: Nikola Ivanović was the man of the match! He led Budućnost VOLI to the victory with 22 points, 3 assists, 3 steals and a valuation of 24.
Can’t trick the stats: Except for assists, Budućnost VOLI were a better team than Petrol Olimpija in each statistical category. The game simply could have not gone the other way.