Budućnost VOLI win the local derby vs. Mornar-Barsko zlato
Budućnost VOLI have scored a huge road win as they prevailed over Mornar-Barsko zlato in this week's NLB Match of the Round.
Kendrick Perry (Photo: Mornar-Barsko zlato/MEDIA Pro)
AdmiralBet ABA League Round 19, Saturday, 5 February 2022:
Mornar-Barsko zlato – BUDUĆNOST VOLI 62:73 (21:14, 21:22, 9:17, 11:20)
Game recap: Budućnost VOLI have scored a huge road win as they prevailed over Mornar-Barsko zlato in this week's NLB Match of the Round.
The blue-and-whites made a fantastic defensive performance in the 2nd half in which they conceded just 20 points! Budućnost VOLI let Mornar-Barsko zlato troops score just 9 points in the 3rd quarter and 11 points in the 4th period.
By winning this local derby Budućnost VOLI have improved their season record to 13-3, while on the other side Mornar-Barsko zlato dropped to 7-10 and the boys from Bar are still outside the Playoffs zone.
Key moments: Budućnost VOLI took over the lead in the 3rd quarter – 53:51, while in the 4th quarter they started increasing the gap rapidly mostly thanks to Petar Popović who scored 10 out of his 16 points in the last 10-minute period. Popović made some very tough shots in the middle of the 4th quarter to bring a double-digit lead to his team – 68:57.
Man of the match: That would be Petar Popović. After his amazing performance in 7Days EuroCup last week when he led Budućnost VOLI toward a huge road win against Virtus Segafredo Bologna, Popović once again stepped up for his team guiding the Podgorica side toward another big victory. This excellent shooting guard scored 16 points tonight, he also had 6 rebounds, while his overall index rating was 23.
Can't trick the stats: That 2nd half defensive performance of Budućnost VOLI made the difference tonight. You simply do not see every day that one team concedes just 20 points for 20 minutes in such an important game.
Players on court
|21||Jagodić Kuridža M.||25:43||6||5||0||1||2||5|
Last 5 actions
|end of 4. quarter|
|00:17 (Q4)||1 MIHAILOVIĆ V. foul on|
|00:17 (Q4)||21 JAGODIĆ KURIDŽA M. turnover (offensive)|
|00:17 (Q4)||21 JAGODIĆ KURIDŽA M. foul (offensive)|
|00:38 (Q4)||MICOV V. substitution (in)|
|Gordić N.||22||-||23||Popović P.|
|Gordić N.||14||-||16||Popović P.|
|Smith T.||8||-||6||Atić E.|
|Gordić N.||8||-||3||Atić E.|