Helios Suns extend their winning streak in the 2021/22 NLB ABA League 2 as they defeated Pelister-Bitola in Round 12.
(Photo: ABA League j.t.d./Dragana Stjepanovic)
NLB ABA League 2 Round 12, Wednesday, 23 March 2022:
HELIOS SUNS - Pelister-Bitola 85:81 (20:22, 27:22, 19:22, 19:15)
Helios Suns extend their winning streak in the 2021/22 NLB ABA League 2 as they defeated Pelister-Bitola in Round 12. This was the 5th consecutive win for Helios Suns in the ongoing championship and it keeps them in the race for the 1st place in the regular season.
The game itself was very exciting as each side had a chance to win it until the very end. Finally, Miroslav Pašajlić 's 3-pointer for 82:78 and Venkatesha Jois’s dunk for 84:80 were crucial for Helios Suns to keep their lead. Still, it has to be mentioned that Pelister-Bitola had a chance to take this game into overtime at the score of 84:81, but Nikola Malešević’s 3-pointer from almost half court was not good.
The MVP of today’s game was without any doubt Helios Suns star player Blaž Mahkovic who scored 32 points (23 already in the 1st half), while he also had 7 rebounds and 4 assists. His overall index rating was 45!
Helios Suns now have an overall score of 9-3 and they have already qualified for the Playoffs, while Pelister-Bitola are at 3-9 and they no longer have a chance to finish among the top 8 teams.