Petrol Olimpija stopped Partizan NIS on their road to ABA League Playoffs by winning 89 – 87 in overtime in “Tivoli” Sports Hall in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
With this game, home team scored three victories in a row after seven Losses, and team from Belgrade had 4 victories in five rounds before this game. But tonight, even though Partizan had victory in their hands, they didn’t use given chance and now definitely won’t be playing in Playoffs of regional league.
First time in their history, Mornar from Bar is going to be one of the four teams that will try to win the ABA League trophy.
In this season Partizan lost both matches against team from Ljubljana, and in Slovenija, Black and Whites last time won during the season 2012 – 2013.
Player of the match was Devin Oliver who finished the game with 13 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Gregor Horvat was the best shooter with 22 points, while Jan Špan added 16.
In Partizan, Nigel Williams-Goss scored 23 points with 7 assists and 4 rebounds. Kwame Donte Vaughn added 17 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists, while team captain Novica Veličković scored 12.