Zadar clinch the ticket for the 2019/20 ABA League season
Zadar defeated MZT Skopje Aerodrom in decisive Game 3 of the 2019 ABA Qualifiers and grabbed the precious ticket for the 2019/20 season!
ABA League Qualifiers, Round 3, Tuesday, 30.4.2019:
ZADAR – MZT Skopje Aerodrom 86:75 (29:18, 21:22, 16:22, 20:13) / *2-1 in victories
Game recap: Zadar will play in the 2019/20 ABA League season! The boys coached by Ante Nazor defeated MZT Skopje Aerodrom in decisive Game 3 of the 2019 ABA Qualifiers and have therefore secured their ABA 1 status for the next season.
Zadar have won this series by 2-1 in wins.
Key moments: Although the final score suggests that this was an easy win of the home team, Game 3 of the 2019 ABA Qualifiers was actually quite a thriller. The score was all tied with 5 minutes remaining in the 4th quarter - 70:70, while then Zadar made the crucial 8:0 run and escaped to an 8-point lead - 78:70. Zadar’s troops have successfully kept that lead in the final 2 minutes.
Man of the match: When Zadar needed him the most, Luka Žorić stepped up for his team and helped them win the most important game in the season. This 34-year old forward finished the match with 29 points and 10 rebounds, while his overall index rating was 33.
Can’t trick the stats: First of all, we must mention that MZT Skopje Aerodrom played this match without one of their best players Andrija Bojić. And without him down on the court, the visitors have totally lost the battle in the paint. Just take a look at this – Zadar had 40 rebounds this evening, while MZT Skopje Aerodrom had 27.