Crvena zvezda mts have scored their 6th consecutive win in the 2021/22 AdmiralBet ABA League season as they prevailed over SC Derby on the road in Round 9.
Nikola Kalinic (Photo: SC Derby)
AdmiralBet ABA League Round 9, Monday, 22 November 2021:
SC Derby - CRVENA ZVEZDA MTS 67:99 (19:27, 21:22, 8:23, 19:27)
Game recap: Crvena zvezda mts have scored their 6th consecutive win in the 2021/22 AdmiralBet ABA League season as they prevailed over SC Derby on the road in Round 9.
The red-and-whites did not have a difficult job in the match against the league newcomers. Zvezda were up by 9 points at the halftime – 49:40, while they sealed the win in the 3rd quarter in which they increased the gap to 24 points – 72:48.
Crvena zvezda mts have therefore improved their season score to 9-1, while SC Derby are now at 4-5.
Key moments: As we have previously mentioned, the winner of this match was decided in the 3rd quarter. Like so many times before, Crvena zvezda mts used the halftime break to recharge their defensive power. And, when they returned on the court, the red-and-whites used that defensive power to close all the ways toward their basket. Crvena zvezda mts let their opponents score just 8 points in that 10-minute period, so the score at end of the 3rd quarter was SC Derby – Crvena zvezda mts 48:72.
Man of the match: Nikola Kalinić put up another brilliant performance. Crvena zvezda mts star player scored 12 points, made 7 rebounds and 4 assists, while his overall index rating was 18.
Can’t trick the stats: Crvena zvezda mts made 27 assists tonight, while on the other side SC Derby had just 11.