Local hero Josip Bilinovac scores key 3-pointer late in the 4th quarter and wins the game for Široki

Saturday, 26. March 2022 at 18:59

What a game! Široki have defeated Podgorica in one of the most thrilling game endings we have seen in this season.  

Siroki Team (Photo: ABA League j.t.d./Dragana Stjepanovic)

NLB ABA League 2 Round 13, Saturday, 26 March 2022:

ŠIROKI - Podgorica 92:91 (25:17, 29:20, 20:31, 18:23)

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What a game! Široki have defeated Podgorica in one of the most thrilling game endings we have seen in this season. The hero of the night was Josip Bilinovac who scored the game-winning 3-pointer with less than 10 seconds remaining on the game clock.  

The hosts of the last regular season tournament were simply brilliant offensively in the 1st half. Široki scored 54 points in the opening 20 minutes and gained a 17-point lead – 54:37. However, that is when things started heating up.

Podgorica were a completely different team after the big break and they started melting the gap as soon as the 3rd quarter started. And, by the middle of the 4th quarter, Podgorica have come just 1 point behind Široki – 82:81.

In a truly spectacular ending, Podgorica have even managed to take over the lead! Marko Kovačević drained a 3-pointer with just 20 seconds remaining in the game to put Podgorica in front – 91:89.

But, Josip Bilinovac was there to save his beloved club. In the following play, the ball ended up in the hands of Bilinovac who pulled up for a tough 3-pointer… And the ball bounced off the glass and went into the basket – 92:91!

With less than 10 seconds remaining, Podgorica point guard Nikola Korać had one last chance to win the match for his team, but his corner jumper was not good and Široki triumphed by 92:91.

By winning this game Široki have sealed the 4th place in the regular season with the overall score of 9-4, while Podgorica have ended their 2021/22 NLB ABA League 2 campaign at the 10th place with the overall score of 5-8.

Stats

Široki
00:00 Q4
92 : 91
Podgorica

Players on court

SIR Min P R A S F V
6 Ivanov I. 35:28 14 5 6 4 2 22
10 Vucić M. 30:38 8 7 1 1 3 14
11 Bilinovac J. 33:09 15 4 1 2 3 18
14 Caruthers D. 29:27 14 3 4 1 1 17
29 Božić L. 37:47 25 5 3 3 4 25
POD Min P R A S F V
6 Vulević A. 27:29 11 2 3 2 1 14
13 Kovačević M. 22:11 11 2 1 0 2 8
21 Sejfić I. 24:52 7 9 2 2 3 13
27 Korać N. 14:44 9 2 4 2 3 9
30 Langović A. 26:47 12 5 1 0 3 13

Last 5 actions

Min Score Action
game finished
end of 4. quarter
00:01 (Q4) BOŽIĆ L. rebound (defensive)
00:10 (Q4) 27 KORAĆ N. missed 2 points (jump shot)
00:13 (Q4) 6 IVANOV I. assist
00:13 (Q4)92 : 91 11 BILINOVAC J. made 3 points (jump shot)

Top players

VALUE (INDEX)
Božić L. 25 - 15 Mišković N.
POINTS
Božić L. 25 - 16 Paunović Z.
REBOUNDS
Vucić M. 7 - 9 Sejfić I.
ASSISTS
Ivanov I. 6 - 4 Kaludjerović V.
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