Partizan NIS reached their first ever ABA Super Cup final

Saturday, 28. September 2019 at 17:00

In the first game of the ABA Super Cup Semi-finals, Partizan NIS have prevailed over ABA League newcomers Koper Primorska and have qualified for the Sunday’s final.

Marcus Paige (Photo: Cibona/Zeljko Baksaj)

ABA Super Cup, Semi-finals, Saturday, 28.9.2019:

PARTIZAN NIS - Koper Primorska 91:77 (19:22, 24:26, 23:14, 25:15)

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POST-GAME COMMENTS

Game recap: The name of the first finalists of the 2019 ABA Super Cup is unveiled. After a tough fight of two quality opponents, Partizan NIS have triumphed over Koper Primorska in the first Semi-final game and have qualified for the Final, where they will be facing the best team of the other Semi-final pair, between Budućnost VOLI and Cedevita Olimpija. This is the first ever ABA Super Cup final for the black and white.

Key moments: Koper Primorska have opened the game strongly and have created themselves a 5-point lead by halftime. However, in the third quarter, the Steamroller have turned on their engines, won the quarter by 9 points and turned the game their way. Their lead ahead of the last quarter was four points. The Belgrade squad did not stop there and after a 3-three point play by Corey Walden and a technical foul by Jurica Golemac, their lead became double-digit (76:65) in the 33rd minute. That was the point from which Koper Primorska did not manage to return into the battle for the Final anymore.

Man of the match: Rashawn Thomas has dominated the court in the game against Koper Primorska, as he had 19 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, a block and a valuation of 26 in 22 minutes spent on court.

Can’t trick the stats: Partizan NIS have outrebounded Koper Primorska and this was the key to their victory. They have had 36 rebounds and Koper Primorska only 30.

Stats

Partizan NIS
00:00 Q4
91 : 77
Koper Primorska

Players on court

PAR Min P R A S F V
3 Zagorac R. 22:19 11 4 0 0 1 7
7 Gordić N. 23:50 14 3 4 1 2 15
10 Jaramaz O. 22:46 6 2 4 1 2 6
25 Thomas R. 22:07 19 12 2 0 4 26
42 Mosley W. 19:20 12 3 1 1 4 14
PRI Min P R A S F V
0 Holt S. 31:18 17 5 2 1 1 16
3 Harris L. 27:30 7 3 2 0 1 7
6 Čakarun M. 18:50 12 5 0 1 2 20
13 Lazić A. 15:53 3 3 0 0 4 -1
31 Šiško Ž. 22:34 12 1 5 2 4 9

Last 5 actions

Min Score Action
game finished
end of 4. quarter
00:10 (Q4)91 : 77 7 GORDIĆ N. made 2 points (drivinglayup)
00:29 (Q4) 42 MOSLEY W. rebound (defensive)
00:32 (Q4) HARRIS L. missed 3 points (jump shot)
00:43 (Q4) 31 ŠIŠKO Ž. rebound (defensive)

Top players

VALUE (INDEX)
Thomas R. 26 - 23 Jagodić Kuridža M.
POINTS
Thomas R. 19 - 17 Holt S.
REBOUNDS
Thomas R. 12 - 7 Jagodić Kuridža M.
ASSISTS
Gordić N. 4 - 5 Šiško Ž.