Mornar-Barsko zlato prevailed over MZT Skopje Aerodrom in Round 19 opener.
Marko Pecarski (Photo: Mornar-Barsko zlato/MEDIA Pro)
AdmiralBet ABA League Round 19, Friday, 10 February 2023:
MORNAR-BARSKO ZLATO - MZT Skopje Aerodrom 93:84 (27:26, 19:20, 22:22, 25:16)
Game recap: Gregor Glas and Marko Pecarski scored 50 points combined to help Mornar-Barsko zlato prevail over MZT Skopje Aerodrom in Round 19 opener.
This was a very important game for both sides as both Mornar-Barsko zlato and MZT Skopje Aerodrom are trying hard to escape the danger zone and avoid relegation. And, after a fierce 40-minute battle, the precious win ended up in the hands of Mornar-Barsko zlato players.
The key period in this match was the start of the 4th quarter in which the home team made some big shots to escape on a safe distance from their rivals.
Mornar-Barsko zlato now have the overall score of 6-12, while MZT Skopje Aerodrom are at 3-16. It is also worth mentioning that Mornar-Barsko zlato will have a better head-to-head score against MZT Skopje Aerodrom at the end of the regular season as the Bar troops won both games against the Skopje team in the 2022/23 AdmiralBet ABA League campaign.
Key moments: MZT Skopje Aerodrom were the first team to take the lead in the 4th quarter – 68:70, however then Mornar-Barsko zlato made the crucial 11:0 run to completely turn the things in their favor – 79:70. Thanks to their star players Gregor Glas and Marko Pecarski, who were simply brilliant today, Mornar-Barsko zlato have managed to keep that 9-point gap all the way until the end of the match.
Man of the match: It is impossible to pick between Gregor Glas and Marko Pecarski today.
Glas scored his AdmiralBet ABA League career-high 26 points, he also made his AdmiralBet ABA League career-high 7 rebounds, while on top of all that he recorded his AdmiralBet ABA League career-high 31 index rating.
At the same time, Pecarski made 24 points, he also made 7 rebounds, while his overall index rating was 30.
Let’s say that two of them will share the MVP award this time.
Can’t trick the stats: Mornar-Barsko zlato scored 4 three-pointers more than MZT Skopje Aerodrom today, while it important to mention that MZT Skopje Aerodrom missed all of their 3-point attempts in decisive 4th quarter.