Buducnost defended its home court and rallied past Crvena Zvezda (80-69) on Wednesday night (17/04) to force a Game 4 in the ABA League Finals.
The visitors saw KC Rivers be unstoppable in the first half (19 points) and were in front by five (45-50). Yet, the hosts took over after that.
Buducnost went on a 14-0 run and earned a double-digit lead late in the third quarter (66-56). Since then, Zvezda never threatened again and lost their first chance to claim the title.
Norris Cole led the winners with a game-high 20 points. Apart from Rivers, who finished with 19 points, Billy Baron scored 12 points for the losing squad.
Game 4 will be played in Podgorica on Friday night (19/04). If Buducnost wins and forces a Game 5, then the two teams will face off one last time on Monday (22/04) in Belgrade.
The winner of the ABA League will clinch its spot in the 2019/20 EuroLeague.
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