In their 500th AdmiralBet ABA League appearance, Partizan Mozzart Bet have got their reason to celebrate, as they have prevailed over Cibona on the road in Zagreb in Round 1.
Danilo Andjusic (Photo: Cibona/Marin Susic)
AdmiralBet ABA League Round 1, Sunday, 2 October 2022:
Cibona - PARTIZAN MOZZART BET 81:105 (26:25, 15:33, 19:24, 21:23)
Game recap: In their 500th AdmiralBet ABA League appearance, Partizan Mozzart Bet have got their reason to celebrate, as they have prevailed over Cibona on the road in Zagreb in Round 1 and they did it after a comeback, following the slow start to the game, in which they have fallen behind by 8 points in the opening quarter.
Key moments: Cibona have started the game fully motivated and they pulled away by 8 points by the 8th minute of the game (24:16). However, this did not confuse the visiting side, which fought back and after a 13:0 run between 12th and 16th minute of the game, turned the game completely upside-down and went ahead with the score of 43:33. By halftime, they have increased their advantage to 17 points (58:41) and it seemed like the battle for a new pair of points was over.
Man of the match: Young gun Uroš Trifunović had an excellent performance this time for Partizan Mozzart Bet, as he finished the clash as their top scorer with 14 points on his record, while adding 4 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal and a valuation of 24 to his stats. He is rightfully our man of the match!
It's worth mentioning an achievement by Cibona point guard Borna Kapusta, who put his name on the 7th place amongst all-time signle-game AdmiralBet ABA League passing achievements, with 15 assists dished out for the Wolves.
Can’t trick the stats: Steals and turnovers were the key to the win by Partizan Mozzart Bet this time, as they had 12 steals and only 13 turnovers this time, while Cibona had only 7 steals and as many as 17 turnovers. This is what turned the flow of the game their way.