In the second game of the 2023 ABA Super Cup, Partizan Mozzart Bet have rolled over Mega MIS and secured themselves a spot in the Semi-finals of the tournament.
Alen Smailagic (Photo: ABA League j.t.d./Dragana Stjepanovic)
ABA Super Cup Quarterfinals, Monday, 18 September 2023:
PARTIZAN MOZZART BET – Mega MIS 89:78 (25:25, 26:18, 16:24, 22:11)
Game recap: In the second game of the 2023 ABA Super Cup, Partizan Mozzart Bet have rolled over Mega MIS and secured themselves a spot in the Semi-finals of the tournament. The reigning AdmiralBet ABA League and ABA Super Cup champions Partizan Mozzart Bet have outgunned Mega MIS in Morača Sports Hall. Therefore, Partizan Mozzart Bet will meet Igokea m:tel in the Semi-finals, while Mega MIS will battle against Cedevita Olimpija in the classification game from 5th to 8th place on Tuesday.
Key moments: The fans in Morača Sports Hall have witnessed a tight contest in the opening quarter of the game, as the two squads have been even at 25:25 after 10 minutes of play. However, tight at the start of the second period of the game, the black and white of Belgrade pulled away with an 18:3 run in the first half of the second quarter, taking a 43:28 lead. It has been at this point that everyone believed that Mega MIS would not be able to return into the battle for the win, but the pink squad proved them wrong.
They have bounced back and even tied the game at 62:62 in the final minutes of the third quarter. The game remained closed all until midway through the last quarter, when Partizan Mozzart Bet went on a 6:0 run to pull away to a double-digit lead (85:75). With a minute left in a game, it turned out that there wasn’t much Mega MIS squad could do anymore to turn things around.
Man of the match: Although it has been a team effort, James Nunnally has been carrying the Partizan Mozzart Bet squad to the win with game-high 13 points, having scored 3 out of 5 three-point shot attempts. He also had 4 rebounds and a valuation of 11 and is our man of the match.
Can’t trick the stats: Partizan Mozzart Bet have been shooting from beyond the arc 40.9%, which is impressive in comparison to 31.8% by Mega MIS and this is what earned them a spot in the Semi-finals.