For the second time in just a few weeks, Crvena zvezda mts will be hosting Igokea at home in Aleksandar Nikolić Sports Hall in Belgrade.
Marko Jagodic Kuridza (Photo: Crvena zvezda mts)
ABA League Semi-finals Round 1, Monday, 3 May 2021:
CRVENA ZVEZDA MTS - IGOKEA
Where? Aleksandar Nikolić Hall, Belgrade
Story of the game: For the second time in just a few weeks, Crvena zvezda mts will be hosting Igokea at home in Aleksandar Nikolić Sports Hall in Belgrade.
The question ahead of the big game is whether the red and white can beat the visitors of Laktaši for the second time in a very short period of time, or will Igokea come up with the big revenge and grab the break in the series.
This season, the squads have beaten each other once and no we have to wait and see which does it for the second time.
When considering the recent shape of both squads in the ABA League, it seems like Crvena zvezda mts have the big advantage, as they have won 6 games in a row recently, while Igokea have lost 3 in a row.
However, Playoffs are always a brand new story. How will the Game 1 unfold?
Tune in on Monday, 18:30 and find out!
Match-up in focus: All eyes will be pointed at the point guards of both squads this time. Jordan Loyd has earned himself a spot in the ABA League Ideal Starting Five of the season and will this time be challenged by Igokea’s Anthony Clemmons. Both of the two guys have shined recently when the two squads have met in 25th round of the Regular Season, with Loyd scoring 18 points and Clemmons 16. As it turned out, Zvezda won in the end by 3 points, so one might argue that excellent Loyd’s performance was crucial. Who will shine brighter this time around?
Head to head in the regional league: In total 14:6; In Belgrade 7:3.