Spartak Office Shoes leave Šibenka winless after a thrilling game in Zlatibor.
(Photo: ABA League j.t.d./Dragana Stjepanovic)
NLB ABA League 2 Round 5, Sunday, 19 November 2023:
SPARTAK OFFICE SHOES - Šibenka 77:71 (18:19, 17:22, 13:14, 29:16)
Spartak Office Shoes leave Šibenka winless after a thrilling game in Zlatibor. Spartak Office Shoes with this win improve to a 4-1 season record while Šibenka will have to try and get their first win of the season on their home court during the next tournament.
It was a back-and-forth first quarter, neither team could put together a run to pull away early in the opening minutes, Šibenka took a minimal 1-point lead after the first 10 minutes. The first five minutes of the second quarter were much like the first 10 minutes, with both teams hitting their shots. In the final minutes of the second quarter, Šibenka went on a 10:4 run to take the lead heading into the halftime break. In the second half, Šibenka would manage to get a double-digit lead in the third quarter but Spartak Office Shoes would not let Šibenka run away with the lead and by the end of the period would cut the lead to 7. Spartak Office Shoes took control of the game in the final quarter, they outscored Šibenka 29:16 to lock up their fourth win of the year. Aleksandar Cvetković was a beast on the offensive end tonight, along with the crucial three to lock up the win, he finished the game with 25 points on perfect 7/7 shooting from the field and 6/6 from the free throw line.