National Cups: Victories for Cibona, Zadar, Budućnost, Mornar, Zvezda and Mega
Thursday was a successful day for ABA League clubs in their national cups.
Thursday was a successful day for ABA League clubs in their national cups, as all of them who played their games this evening have advanced to the next round.
Cibona and Zadar will face each other in the 2020 Croatian National Cup Final. In their semi-finals games, Cibona prevailed over Gorica thanks to outstanding performance of Matic Rebec who scored 28 points in this match, while Zadar used the home court advantage to beat ABA 2 side Split.
It is interesting to mention that this will be the first time after 15 years that the two arch rivals will meet in the Cup Final. Cibona and Zadar have so far faced each other 5 times in the Croatian National Cup Finals and Zadar have a better score - 3:2.
The 2020 Croatian Cup Final will be played in Krešimir Ćosić Hall, Zadar on Saturday at 17:30.
Budućnost VOLI and Mornar have qualified for the 2020 Montenegrin National Cup Final. Budućnost VOLI performed a stunning comeback in the 4th quarter to beat ABA 2 side Lovćen 1947 Bemax in the semi-finals, while Mornar scored a convincing win against another ABA 2 team Sutjeska.
This will be the 5th time in the history of the Montnegrin Cup that Budućnost VOLI and Mornar will play against each other in the final, with Budućnost VOLI winning all of their previous 4 duels.
The 2020 Croatian Cup Final will be played in Sports Center Topolica, Bar on Friday at 18:00.
Crvena zvezda mts and Mega Bemax have advanced to the semi-finals of the 2020 Serbian National Cup, where they will face each other on Saturday evening in the battle for the final. Crvena zvezda mts easily prevailed over BKK Radnički in the quarter-finals, while Mega Bemax had to pull-off a 2nd-half comeback to beat Sloboda Užice.
Croatian National Cup Semi-finals, Thursday, 13.2.2020:
CIBONA – Gorica 83:73 (21:21, 20:17, 25:17, 17:18)
Rebec 28, Novačić 15 | Brzoja 16, Mazalin 10.
ZADAR - Split 85:75 (24:15, 21:11, 19:21, 21:28)
Ahmed 14, Junaković & Vuković 12 | Gabrić 13, Vranković 13.
Final, Saturday, 15.2.2020:
Cibona - Zadar (17:30)
Montenegrin National Cup Semi-finals, Thursday, 13.2.2020:
Lovćen 1947 Bemax - BUDUĆNOST VOLI 68:71 (18:18, 21:11, 16:16, 13:26)
Đukanović 20, Rakočević 13 | Cobbs 14, Bamforth 12.
MORNAR - Sutjeska 90:53 (39:12, 17:18, 20:11, 14:12)
Bjelica 19, Harris & Pavič 14 | Sejfić 17, Vujović & Lalović 6.
Final, Friday, 14.2.2020:
Budućnost VOLI - Mornar (18:00)
Serbian National Cup Quarter-finals, Thursday, 13.2.2020:
CRVENA ZVEZDA MTS – BKK Radnički 107:67 (25:28, 35:14, 24:13, 23:12)
Punter 23, Štimac 16 | Valjarević 16, Dunđerski 14.
MEGA BEMAX – Sloboda 82:73 (24:22, 15:25, 25:16, 18:10)
Simonović 32, Mišković, Atić & Perry 9 | Simić 18, Simović 16.
FMP – Dynamic VIP PAY (17:00)
Partizan NIS – Borac (19:30)
Semi-finals, Saturday, 15.2.2020:
Crvena zvezda mts - Mega Bemax (19:30)
FMP/Dynamic VIP PAY - Partizan NIS/Borac (21:00)
Final, Sunday, 16.2.2020:
Crvena zvezda mts/Mega Bemax - FMP/Dynamic VIP PAY/Partizan NIS/Borac (21:00)