Ivan Novačić shines as Cibona beat FMP

Friday, 04. December 2020 at 19:59

Cibona have defeated FMP at home court in Round 9 opener. 

(Photo: Cibona/Zeljko Baksaj)

ABA League Round 9, Friday, 4 December 2020:

CIBONA - FMP 93:80 (21:26, 32:22, 16:17, 24:15)

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POST-GAME COMMENTS

Game recap: Cibona prevailed over FMP in Round 9 opener and have therefore scored their 3rd win in the 2020/21 ABA League regular season. The Wolves were extremely good offensively this night as they scored 93 points, including 14 three-pointers. And they had Ivan Novačić on their side, who was simply unstoppable this evening in Zagreb. Novačić scored half of those Cibona’s 14 three-pointers, while he tied his ABA League career-high of 28 points.

On the other side, this was the first game for FMP in more than a month and it is obvious that this team still needs time to get back into the right rhythm.

Key moments: Cibona were up by 4 points – 75:71, with six-and-a-half minutes left on the game clock. And in the following two minutes, the home side made a mini run of 6:1, which put them on a safe distance in crucial part of the match – 81:72.

Man of the match: Ivan Novačić will definitely remember this night for a long time. He managed to tie his ABA League career-high 28 points, while he made a career-high 7 three-pointers in a single game. He finished the match with the overall index rating of 27.

Can’t trick the stats: It was Ivan Novačić who made the difference today. Whenever Cibona needed points, he was there to make a 3-pointer. In the decisive 4th quarter, he scored 10 points for his team.

Stats

Cibona
00:00 Q4
93 : 80
FMP

Players on court

CIB Min P R A S F V
1 Bilinovac J. 32:40 11 4 4 0 2 12
3 Radovčić K. 15:55 0 3 3 0 3 -1
7 Marić I. 03:22 2 0 0 0 1 2
48 Markota D. 22:21 4 2 1 0 2 4
99 Nakić T. 29:53 6 3 1 2 3 7
FMP Min P R A S F V
2 Lazarević S. 32:38 14 2 1 0 2 15
3 Čović F. 32:39 9 1 7 1 3 14
7 Lešić S. 34:04 14 7 1 3 3 14
20 Nenadić N. 21:52 15 2 2 0 2 13
31 Ulubay O. 31:39 16 2 3 2 1 18

Last 5 actions

Min Score Action
game finished
end of 4. quarter
00:13 (Q4) 3 RADOVČIĆ K. rebound (defensive)
00:17 (Q4) 31 ULUBAY O. missed 3 points (jump shot)
00:23 (Q4) 7 LEŠIĆ S. rebound (defensive)
00:26 (Q4) 1 BILINOVAC J. missed 3 points (jump shot)

Top players

VALUE (INDEX)
Novačić I. 27 - 18 Ulubay O.
POINTS
Novačić I. 28 - 16 Ulubay O.
REBOUNDS
Bilinovac J. 4 - 7 Lešić S.
ASSISTS
Bilinovac J. 4 - 7 Čović F.