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)
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.