Igokea have made another major step toward the Playoffs as they prevailed over Cibona in Laktaši.
(Photo: Igokea/Nikola Vuruna)
ABA League Round 24, Sunday, 4 April 2021:
IGOKEA - Cibona 88:80 (21:17, 24:22, 19:14, 24:27)
Game recap: Igokea have made another major step toward the Playoffs as they prevailed over Cibona in Laktaši. Also, Igokea have become the first team in this season to reach 19 wins. The boys from Laktaši have been in front throughout the whole game, while they definitely sealed the win late in the 4th quarter when they increased their lead to 11 points – 81:70.
Igokea now have the overall score of 19-4, while on the other side Cibona dropped to 7-15 and the Zagreb side are still in danger of finishing the regular season at the 13th place.
Key moments: Igokea have entered the 4th quarter with a double-digit lead – 64:53, however Cibona managed to reduce the gap to just 4 points – 74:70, with less than 5 minutes remaining on the game clock. Still, the visitors did not manage to complete the comeback in the rest of the match. Igokea answered back with the crucial 7:0 run to get back on a double-digit lead – 81:70 and the home team have stayed in front until the end.
Man of the match: Marko Jošilo was the top scorer of Igokea this evening with 15 points, while he missed just 2 shots for the entire game – 2/2 FG2, 3/5 FG3, 2/2 FT. His overall index rating was 20.
Can’t trick the stats: Igokea have won the battle in the paint this evening as the home team made 11 rebounds more than Cibona. Also, it is important to mention that Igokea made 16 offensive rebounds.