Once again, Cibona is falling apart in the middle of the season. Andrija Zizic and Darko Planinic (Maccabi TA player, loan) left the club, ex Siena player Mat Janning will do the same probably. Jerel Blassingame could stay in the club.
So, derby match of round 13, between Crvena Zvezda and Cibona, was derby for only about 10 minutes. In the middle of the second quarter, result was 37-25 for “red and whites”, and that was it. In the end, great victory for league leader 88-63. DeMarcus Nelson scored 14 points, same as Charles Jenkins. In Cibona, young Dario Saric had 15 points and 9 rebounds.
In second Serbian-Croatian match, Cedevita won the game against Partizan 68-65. Tough game, with great defense by both teams, but also a number of mistakes. Cedevita had 15 offensive rebounds which was crucial for the win. Ex Portland guard Nolan Smith had 20 points, on the other hand Tarence Kinsey scored 24 points.
Buducnost hosted Mega Vizura and won by 83-76. After injury of Aleksandar Capin, first guard is young Nikola Ivanovic (1994) who is playing very good. He led his team with 16 points, 5 assists and 4 steals, for valoration of 21. Nigerian big man Jeleel Akindele scored 14 pts, and had 8 rebounds. In Mega Vizura, skilled power forward Nemanja Radovic had 21 points, including 4 of 5 behind the arc.
Igokea surprisingly lost game against Siroki, while Olimpija had easy job against Zadar, after great games by two centers Alen Omic and Alex Stepheson.
MVP of round 13 is once again Radnicki KG power forward Sava Lesic. In lost against MZT Skopje, he had 20 points and 12 rebounds, for valoration 28.
Siroki – Igokea 78:50
Crvena zvezda Telekom – Cibona 88:63
Olimpija – Zadar 90:66
Cedevita – Partizan 68-65
Szolnoki – Krka 55:63
Radnicki – MZT Skoplje 69:79
Buducnost – Mega Vizura 83:76