Crvena zvezda mts have kept the perfect score in the 2021/22 AdmiralBet ABA league regular season as they defeated their big rivals Budućnost VOLI in this week's match of the round.
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AdmiralBet ABA League Round 2, Monday, 4 October 2021:
CRVENA ZVEZDA MTS - Budućnost VOLI 71:63 (19:14, 18:15, 8:18, 26:16)
Game recap: Crvena zvezda mts have kept the perfect score in the 2021/22 AdmiralBet ABA League regular season as they defeated their big rivals Budućnost VOLI in this week's match of the round.
It was a very tough game in which both teams presented some very good defensive performance. Crvena zvezda mts were better in the 1st half as they had an 8-point lead at the halftime - 37:29, however then Budućnost VOLI turned the things around the 3rd quarter as they won that period by 18:8.
Still, the red-and-whites had enough strength to make the final blow in the last and decisive quarter. Crvena zvezda mts opened that period with 13:0 run to regain the lead and they had no problems staying in front until the end.
Crvena zvezda mts now have the overall score of 2-0, while Budućnost VOLI are at 1-1.
Key moments: Crvena zvezda mts were down by two at the end of the 3rd quarter – 45:47, but then the home side made a flying start in the 4th quarter as they locked all the doors toward their basket. The red-and-whites haven’t conceded a single point in the first 4-and-a-half minutes of the 4th quarter! During that period Zvezda’s troops made the key 13:0 run to get back on a double digit lead – 58:47.
Man of the match: Crvena zvezda mts power forward Luka Mitrović just loves playing big games. This evening he scored 19 points for the winning team, he also made 7 rebounds, while his overall index rating was 21.
Can’t trick the stats: Crvena zvezda mts played more as a team than their opponents in key moments of this match. After all, Zvezda finished this match with 20 team assists, while Budućnost VOLI made just 12 for the entire match.