After last round’s defeat, FMP have bounced back with a victory on home court against Cibona in the third round of the season.
Matic Rebec (Photo: FMP)
ABA League Round 3, Saturday, 13.10.2018:
Game recap: After last round’s defeat, FMP have bounced back with a victory on home court against Cibona in the third round of the season. For the Panthers, this is the second win of the ABA League season, as they have beaten Cibona and Zadar so far, while the Wolves keep waiting for their first triumph of the 2018/19 ABA League season.
Key moments: Even though FMP were up by 14 points already midway through the third quarter, they have in the end needed overtime to celebrate a victory. With less than 2 minutes remaining in the extra period Aleksandar Bursać stepped up with a three-pointer to take his team into a 86:84 lead. On the other side Marić missed and Apić increased the lead on the other end to 4 points. There was no chance of return for Cibona at this point.
Man of the match: Dragan Apić simply shined this time around for FMP. He scored 25 points, while adding 6 rebounds and a steal, which was enough for the game high valuation of 31. He is our man of the match.
Can't trick the stats: FMP were simply dominant on the glass. They had 40 rebounds, while Cibona collected only 31. That’s what helped them hugely in grabbing the win on Saturday night.