Spars seize an 8-point lead in the semi-final series vs. Podgorica

Friday, 23. April 2021 at 16:59

Spars have won Game 1 of the 2020/21 ABA League 2 semi-final series vs. Podgorica by 72:64. 

(Photo: ABA League/Dragana Stjepanovic)

ABA League 2 Semi-Finals, Round 1, Friday, 23 April 2021:

Podgorica - SPARS 64:72 (19:29, 13:17, 14:10, 18:16)

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Spars have won Game 1 of the 2020/21 ABA League 2 semi-final series vs. Podgorica by 72:64. The Sarajevo squad have therefore gained an 8-point lead ahead of Game 2 that is scheduled for Sunday, April 25. If Spars win that game or lose it by 7 points or less then they will advance to the Finals, while on the other side Podgorica will have to win Game 2 by 9 points or more to advance to the final stage of the Playoffs.

Spars have been in front throughout the whole game today. They even had a 14-point lead at the halftime – 46:32, however Podgorica troops bounced back on their feet in the 2nd half and managed to reduce the gap to 8 points.

Spars star player Amar Gegić was the game top scorer with 20 points, while his teammate Kenan Kamenjaš posted another double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

In Podgorica team Ognjen Čarapić scored 14 points, while Novak Musić finished the match with 12 points and 14 assists. Only two players in league history made more assists in a single game than Musić. Former Koper Primorska player Žan Mark Šiško holds the league record with 17 assists made in a game between Koper Primorska and Borac back on March 20, 2019, while former Split player Earl Washington had 16 assists in the match between Split and Novi Pazar on December 26, 2019.

Stats

Podgorica
00:00 Q4
64 : 72
Spars

Players on court

POD Min P R A S F V
7 Titić P. 06:39 0 0 0 0 2 -3
8 Tmušić M. 33:58 11 2 3 1 3 9
9 Tomašević V. 34:13 3 4 2 1 3 1
10 Musić N. 31:12 12 5 14 1 2 20
13 Kovačević M. 20:01 9 2 0 1 3 6
SPA Min P R A S F V
1 Zahiragić A. 32:30 5 1 11 5 4 15
8 Hasandić A. 31:24 16 1 3 2 1 13
9 Gegić A. 34:55 20 5 2 3 2 21
19 Buza N. 05:33 0 1 1 0 1 0
95 Gediminas O. 34:38 8 4 4 1 4 5

Last 5 actions

Min Score Action
game finished
end of 4. quarter
00:07 (Q4) 19 BUZA N. rebound (defensive)
00:07 (Q4) 10 MUSIĆ N. missed free throw (1of1)
00:07 (Q4) 10 MUSIĆ N. foul on
00:07 (Q4) 1 ZAHIRAGIĆ A. foul (personal)

Top players

VALUE (INDEX)
Musić N. 20 - 26 Kamenjaš K.
POINTS
Čarapić O. 14 - 20 Gegić A.
REBOUNDS
Robinson J. 7 - 11 Kamenjaš K.
ASSISTS
Musić N. 14 - 11 Zahiragić A.