Budućnost VOLI beat Mega Soccerbet to extend their winning streak

Sunday, 04. April 2021 at 11:59

Budućnost VOLI have scored their 8th consecutive win in the 2020/21 ABA League regular season as they beat Mega Soccerbet in Podgorica in Round 24.

(Photo: Buducnost VOLI)

ABA League Round 24, Sunday, 4 April 2021:

BUDUĆNOST VOLI - Mega Soccerbet 92:79 (22:27, 25:16, 27:24, 18:12)

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POST-GAME COMMENTS

Game recap: Budućnost VOLI have scored their 8th consecutive win in the 2020/21 ABA League regular season as they beat Mega Soccerbet in Podgorica in Round 24. Although the final score suggests that this was a comfortable win for the blue-and-whites, this was actually quite an exciting game in which the winner was decided in the final quarter. Budućnost VOLI made a 16:3 run in the first 6 minutes of the 4th quarter to escape on a 20-point lead and at that point it was clear that the home team would take the win in this match.

Key moments: The key moment of this game happened in the dying seconds of the 3rd quarter. Mega Soccerbet had a chance to reduce the gap to just 3 points, but after failing to convert an alley-oop play into points, they made a reckless foul in the last second of the 3rd quarter to give 2 free throws to Budućnost VOLI team. Therefore, instead of reducing the gap to 3 points, Mega Soccerbet let Budućnost VOLI increase their lead to 7 points – 74:67 and after that the home team used the good momentum to make a flying start in the 4th quarter.

Man of the match: Budućnost VOLI point guard Nikola Ivanović made a brilliant performance in the match against his former team Mega Soccerbet. Ivanović finished the match with 20 points, 6 assists and 3 rebounds, while his overall index rating was 31.

Can’t trick the stats: Mega Soccerbet made too many turnovers today in Podgorica. The visitors had 18 turnovers, while on the other side, the home team made just 10.

Stats

Budućnost VOLI
00:00 Q4
92 : 79
Mega Soccerbet

Players on court

BUD Min P R A S F V
2 Ivanović N. 29:13 20 3 6 2 2 31
8 Apić D. 08:17 2 0 0 0 1 -2
9 Mitrović L. 07:21 2 2 0 0 2 0
11 Della Valle A. 15:36 2 2 0 1 2 -4
30 Popović P. 25:01 13 2 1 3 0 15
MEG Min P R A S F V
0 Jović N. 27:18 15 5 1 0 3 15
3 Petrušev F. 34:50 28 10 3 2 2 30
7 Kljajević M. 05:19 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Cazalon M. 25:52 4 3 3 1 3 0
30 Langović A. 00:35 0 0 0 0 0 0

Last 5 actions

Min Score Action
game finished
end of 4. quarter
00:23 (Q4) 3 PETRUŠEV F. turnover (travel)
00:35 (Q4)92 : 79 2 IVANOVIĆ N. made free throw (2 of 2)
00:35 (Q4)91 : 79 2 IVANOVIĆ N. made free throw (1 of 2)
00:35 (Q4) 30 LANGOVIĆ A. substitution (in)

Top players

VALUE (INDEX)
Ivanović N. 31 - 30 Petrušev F.
POINTS
Ivanović N. 20 - 28 Petrušev F.
REBOUNDS
Reed W. 7 - 10 Petrušev F.
ASSISTS
Ivanović N. 6 - 9 Smith D.