In the opening game of the AdmiralBet ABA League Round 17, Zadar have prevailed over Krka at home in Krešimir Ćosić Arena in Zadar.
Trevor Thompson (Photo: Zadar/Zvonko Kucelin)
AdmiralBet ABA League Round 17, Friday, 20 January 2022:
ZADAR - Krka 78:71 (19:24, 14:13, 29:20, 16:14)
Game recap: In the opening game of the AdmiralBet ABA League Round 17, Zadar have prevailed over Krka at home in Krešimir Ćosić Arena in Zadar. It’s been a game of ups and downs, that Krka have started in a better fashion, but Zadar turned it upside-down in the second half to grab their fifth win of the season, which now puts them on a 5:10 record. On the other side, Krka continue their season with a 3:12 record and they still have a lot of struggle ahead of them in case they wish to escape the danger zone near the bottom of the standings by the end of the Regular Season.
Key moments: Even though Zadar had a double-digit advantage at the start of the final period (67:57), Krka managed to fight back and even get in front with 3 minutes to go, as Hasahn French scored to put them up (67:68). However, that’s when Zadar went on a 7:0 run in the following 90 seconds to escape to the 6-point lead with just a minute and a half remaining on the game clock. The battle for a new win was over.
Man of the match: Trevor Thompson had an amazing performance, as the big man led his Zadar to the win over Krka this time with 22 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals, just as many blocks, 1 assist, and a valuation of 31. He is our man of the match!
Can’t trick the stats: Zadar have outrebounded Krka 39:34 and that was crucial for the outcome of the game in the end.