Zadar grab first win by beating Borac
On Friday night, Zadar have prevailed over Borac at home in their Krešimir Ćosić Arena and grabbed their first win of the 2021/22 AdmiralBet ABA League season.
Zadar team (Photo: Zadar/Zvonko Kucelin)
AdmiralBet ABA League Round 5, Friday, 22 October 2021:
ZADAR - Borac 70:56 (20:10, 14:15, 10:16, 26:15)
Game recap: On Friday night, Zadar have prevailed over Borac at home in their Krešimir Ćosić Arena and grabbed their first win of the 2021/22 AdmiralBet ABA League season. This way, the hosts have succeeded in their shock-effect after the change of the head coach, as this time Srđan Helbich was in charge of the team, instead of recently released Ivan Perinčić. It also means that Zadar aren’t placed at the very bottom of the standings anymore, where only Split and Mornar are still winless at the moment. On the other side, Borac continue their season still a step above Zadar, as they have previously won two games, and this is their third defeat of the season.
Key moments: Borac fell behind by a double digit number of points early in the game (14:4 in the 7th minute), but with less than a minute to go in the third, they managed to tie the game to 41:41. However, this did not mean a major comeback by the visiting side, as Zadar responded with a 12:0 run over the course of next 4 minutes, to pull away by 12 poits (53:41) with a bit more than 6 minutes to go in the game. The battle for a win was over at that point.
Man of the match: Who else but Justin Carter? The American in the jersey of the Dalmatian side had 18 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist and a valuation of 19. He is rightfully named our man of the match!
Can’t trick the stats: Zadar have been simply dominant on the glass, as they had 43 rebounds, and Borac only 30. This was decisive for the outcome of the game.
Players on court