Filip Petrušev wins the game for Mega Soccerbet with the last-second 2-pointer

Sunday, 28. February 2021 at 11:59

We have just witnessed another unbelievable game in ABA League! Mega Soccerbet have defeated Borac thanks to Filip Petrušev who scored the game-winning 2-pointer in the final second of the 4th quarter.

Mega Soccerbet team (Photo: Mega Soccerbet/Ivica Veselinov)

ABA League Round 19, Sunday, 28 February 2021:

MEGA SOCCERBET - Borac 86:84 (28:13, 18:22, 16:25, 24:24)

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POST-GAME COMMENTS

Game recap: We have just witnessed another unbelievable game in ABA League! Mega Soccerbet have defeated Borac thanks to Filip Petrušev who scored the game-winning 2-pointer in the final second of the 4th quarter.

It is hard to describe everything that has happened in this rollercoaster Mega’s win. The home team were up by 21 points in the first half, then Borac went in front in the last quarter and had a 6-point lead. Eventually, Mega Soccerbet managed to pull off a late comeback and to grab the win in the game’s final second.

Mega Soccerbet have therefore stayed in the race for the Playoffs as they now have the overall score of 13-6, while on the other side Borac dropped to 4-13.

Key moments: Mega Soccerbet were up by 38:17 in the 2nd quarter and at that moment it seemed that this will be a comfortable win for the home side. However, Borac refused to surrender and the Čačak squad started melting the gap bit by bit, until they finally managed to take over the lead at the start of the 4th quarter!

The visitors even escaped on a 6-point lead – 74:80, with three-and-a-half minutes before the end, but they did not manage to stay in front for a long time. Mega Soccerbet made a quick 10:0 run to take over the lead once again – 84:80, while then Borac answered back by scoring 4 points in a row and the score was all tied – 84:84. With just 8 seconds remaining on the game clock, Mega Soccerbet called a time-out and they used it to create a perfect play for the final moments of the game. Dayshon Scoochie Smith went for a drive and then made a perfect pass for Filip Petrušev who scored an easy 2-pointer in the final second of the match to win the game for Mega Soccerbet.

Man of the match: Two players deserve to be mentioned in this text. The first is Mega Soccerbet 21-year-old star player Marko Simonović who is the MVP of the game. Simonović had 28 points (ABA career-high), 13 rebounds and the overall index rating of 37 (ABA career-high). The second one is Borac big guy Dušan Miletić. Although he did not take the win today, this 21-year-old center has made the best performance in his pro career as he finished the match with 24 points (ABA career-high), 13 rebounds (ABA career-high) and 38 index rating (ABA career-high).

Can’t trick the stats: That one shot made the difference at the end. Both sides played a very good game and it is quite a shame that one of them had to lose.

Stats

Mega Basket
00:00 Q4
86 : 84
Borac

Players on court

MEG Min P R A S F V
2 Smith D. 31:59 11 2 6 1 2 11
3 Petrušev F. 24:53 16 3 2 0 4 18
9 Momirov S. 29:06 11 3 3 0 2 13
11 Simonović M. 36:05 28 13 2 0 1 37
20 Cazalon M. 20:12 7 0 0 0 2 5
BOR Min P R A S F V
11 Miletić D. 27:31 24 13 0 1 2 38
17 Kočović N. 24:43 7 1 3 0 0 3
24 Nerandžić N. 24:05 6 6 6 2 2 11
32 Jones B. 27:44 9 2 5 2 2 5
44 Čarapić U. 28:07 17 3 1 1 3 22

Last 5 actions

Min Score Action
game finished
end of 4. quarter
00:00 (Q4) 8 KOČOVIĆ N. missed 3 points (jump shot)
00:03 (Q4) 11 SMITH D. assist
00:03 (Q4)86 : 84 3 PETRUŠEV F. made 2 points (alleyoop)
00:08 (Q4) 24 NERANDŽIĆ N. substitution (in)

Top players

VALUE (INDEX)
Simonović M. 37 - 38 Miletić D.
POINTS
Simonović M. 28 - 24 Miletić D.
REBOUNDS
Simonović M. 13 - 13 Miletić D.
ASSISTS
Smith D. 6 - 6 Nerandžić N.