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Marko Luković scores the full-court 3-pointer at the buzzer to win the game for Koper Primorska

Unbelievable game ending in Koper!

(Photo: Koper Primorska/Ziga Mikeli)

ABA League Round 20, Sunday, 1.3.2020:

KOPER PRIMORSKA - Cibona 79:78 (23:22, 18:28, 18:19, 20:9)

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POST-GAME COMMENTS

Game recap: Well, this was definitely one of the most exciting game-endings so far in the 2019/20 ABA League regular season! Koper Primorska have defeated Cibona by 79:78 after an unbelievable full-court 3-pointer scored by Marko Luković at the 4th quarter buzzer. Before that, Cibona’s point guard Matic Rebec failed to seal the win for the visitors as he missed both free-throws.

Koper Primorska are therefore still in the race for the 2020 ABA Playoffs as they now have the overall score of 12-8. On the other side, Cibona have the overall score of 6-14, same as Mega Bemax and Krka, while those three teams are just a win in front of the last placed Zadar who are at 5-15.

Key moments: Everything seemed to be over in this match after Matic Rebec got fouled on 2.1 seconds before the end. At that moment Cibona were up by 78:76 and Rebec had a chance to definitely seal ther win for the visitors. However, Rebec missed the 1st free-throw, while he then decided to miss the 2nd one on purpose so that Koper Primorska would have to make a full-court shot in order to win the game. But, unfortunately for Rebec and Cibona, that is exactly what happened after his miss.

Marko Luković grabbed the defensive rebound, he made a dribbling and pulled up for a full-court 3-pointer... And the ball went IN right at the buzzer!

Man of the match: Well, this is not difficult, isn’t it? Marko Luković is the hero of Koper Primorska and he fully deserves this reward this evening.

Can’t trick the stats: Once again, we will say that looking at the stats after this kind of game-ending is quite pointless. Those 2 missed free throws by Matic Rebec and that miraculous 3-pointer made by Marko Luković decided the winner.

Stats

Koper Primorska
00:00 Q4
79 : 78
Cibona

Players on court

PRI Min Pts Rebs Ass St Foul Val
PRI Min P R A S F V
4 Gibbs S. 26:36 10 5 2 0 1 10
9 Barič N. 31:01 10 2 6 0 3 8
13 Lazić A. 40:00 13 6 0 0 3 17
27 Dimec Ž. 29:10 17 8 1 1 4 23
33 Luković M. 33:28 14 5 3 0 1 19
CIB Min Pts Rebs Ass St Foul Val
CIB Min P R A S F V
2 Rebec M. 33:43 16 4 6 3 0 19
8 Bundović F. 19:04 15 4 1 1 3 18
15 Novačić I. 23:48 5 2 3 1 4 2
20 Rozić M. 18:50 12 4 1 0 3 9
25 Gibson S. 33:59 3 3 2 2 0 6

Last 5 actions

Min Score Action
game finished
end of 4. quarter
00:01 (Q4)79 : 78 33 LUKOVIĆ M. made 3 points (pullupjump shot)
00:03 (Q4) 33 LUKOVIĆ M. rebound (defensive)
00:03 (Q4) 2 REBEC M. missed free throw (2 of 2)
00:03 (Q4) 2 REBEC M. missed free throw (1 of 2)

Top players

VALUE (INDEX)
Dimec Ž. 23 - 19 Rebec M.
POINTS
Dimec Ž. 17 - 16 Rebec M.
REBOUNDS
Dimec Ž. 8 - 4 Rebec M.
ASSISTS
Barič N. 6 - 6 Rebec M.


Match: KK Koper Primorska : KK Cibona