In the opening game of the 2021/22 AdmiralBet ABA League season, Cibona have grabbed a big win on the road in Bar against Mornar–Barsko zlato.
Jose Vildoza (Photo: Mornar - Barsko zlato/Media Pro)
AdmiralBet ABA League Round 1, Friday, 24 September 2021:
Mornar-Barsko zlato - CIBONA 77:87 (16:28, 16:23, 27:16, 18:20)
Game recap: In the opening game of the 2021/22 AdmiralBet ABA League season, Cibona have grabbed a big win on the road in Bar against Mornar–Barsko zlato. It’s a big boost for the self-confidence of the young Cibona squad, that haven’t suffered a single defeat in the preseason period, ahead of the remainder of the season. Mornar, on the other side, did not wish to begin their season with a defeat, but still have plenty of time to get back on the winning track, if they play well in the future.
Ahead of the game, just like it will be the case in all AdmiralBet ABA League Round 1 games, a minute of silence has taken place at the Topolica Sports Hall, in honour of the coach Dušan Ivković, that has passed away recently.
Key moments: After 2 minutes of the game, Mornar have been in front (7:6), but Cibona soon started to pull away and with a 16:0 run between 2nd and 7th minute, they went up by 13 points (7:20). As it turned out later in the game, Mornar did not manage to bounce back until the very end of the clash.
Man of the match: Young gun Roko Prkačin was simply fantastic for Cibona this time around, as he led his team to the win with 24 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and a valuation of 30. He is our man of the match!
Can’t trick the stats: Cibona have outrebounded Mornar 31:20 and that’s what turned the flow of the game their way.