Partizan Belgrade pulled an impressive comeback in win over Igokea

2021-12-04 20:14
Credit: Igokea/Nikola Vuruna
Credit Igokea/Nikola Vuruna

KK Partizan NIS pulled an impressive comeback in the final period to overcome Igokea on the road. The team coached by Zeljko Obradovic won in a nail-biter ending 70-68 (16-15, 12-20, 19-19, 23-14) and remained on the top of the ABA League standings. 

Uros Trifunovic sealed the victory with two key free-throws with just 14 seconds left in the game (70-68)

In the final quarter, Partizan was down by 10 points with 5 minutes left on the clock (63-53) but after that moment coach Obradovic's team reacted and behind the performances of Alen Smailagic and Zach LeDay started a 10-0 run (63-63) which eventually led to the win. 

Free throws this season

Points made: 12,8
Accuracy: 64,6%
Place in standings: 16
Record max: 17
Record min: 7
Most made FTs: Antabia Waller

In the first half, Partizan struggled to find the right rhythm offensively and Igokea finished up by 7 points (35-28). 

Alen Smailagic was the top scorer for Partizan with 15 points (2/3 2PT, 1/2 3PT, 8/10 FT), 2 rebounds, 2 turnovers, 1 assist, and 14 EFF

For Igokea, instead, Deshawn Stephens and Antabia Waller both finished with 18 points. 

Partizan Belgrade: Alen Smailagic 15, Zach LeDay 14, Uros Trifunovic 12

Igokea: DeShawn Stephens 18 (7 REB), Antabia Waller 18 (6 REB), Marko Josilo 11 (6 REB)


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