Red vs. Blue, Round 2! Who will prevail on Sunday night?
Crvena zveda mts and Budućnost VOLI face each other in Game 2 of the 2019 ABA League Finals.
ABA League Finals, Round 2, Sunday, 14.4.2019:
Where? Aleksandar Nikolić Hall, Belgrade
Story of the game: Crvena zvezda mts have taken the lead in the 2019 ABA League Finals against Budućnost VOLI by winning the opening game of the series quite convincingly. Now, the two sides meet again.
Crvena zvezda mts will host Budućnost VOLI on Sunday evening in Game 2 of the 2019 ABA League Finals.
If the Belgrade team prevail again they will come just a win away from winning the championship. At the same time, if the Podgorica crew seize the precious away win they will tie the score in the series and “steal” the home court advantage from their rivals.
It is expected that Aleksandar Nikolić Hall will once again be fully packed and that is always a big advantage for the home team. After all, carried by the noise of 7.000 loud fans Crvena zvezda mts have won Game 1 by 19 points of margin, which shows you how good this team is when playing in front of their fans.
On the other side, Budućnost VOLI need a much better performance than in the opening match if they want to tie the score in this series. The Blue team have played a lot of big EuroLeague games in this season and that experience might help them to withstand the pressure coming from the stands.
This will be the 5th clash between these two teams in the ongoing season. Crvena zvezda mts have triumphed in each of the previous four.
Match-up in focus: Filip Čović has been the X Factor for Crvena zvezda mts so far in the Playoffs. Every time he steps on the court this 29-year old point guard brings a lot of energy to his team. He’s been quite good on both ends of the court, while in the next match he will once again face Norris Cole, a 2-time NBA champion who was the best player of Budućnost VOLI in Game 1. This duel may decide many things in the upcoming match.
Head to head in the regional league: In total 21:17; In Belgrade 17:3.