Buducnost overpowered Crvena Zvezda, forced a Game 5

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Buducnost came back from a double-digit deficit and defeated Crvena Zvezda at home (84-80) to force a Game 5 in the ABA League Finals.

The visitors were in control in the first half (35-38) and extended their lead to double digits early in the second half (41-51).

The hosts, though, took over after that. Playing very well offensively, they outscored their opponents 43-29 and earned the victory, forcing a do-or-die Game 5.

Norris Cole (31 points, six rebounds, six assists) and Edwin Jackson (23 points) combined for 54 of the winners’ 84 points, while Earl Clark added 15.

Billy Baron led the losing squad with 24 points, with Mouhammad Faye and Ognjen Dobric posting 14 points apiece.

Game 5 will be played in Belgrade on Monday (22/04). The winner will become the 2019 ABA League champion and will secure its place to the 2019/20 EuroLeague.

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