In the last round of the first half of ABA League, Partizan NIS will host Cedevita from Zagreb in “Aleksandar Nikolić” Sports Hall.
It is played 10 rounds and black and whites have a score of 5 – 5, while guest from Zagreb won 7 times and lost 3 games.
Before the game, coach Miroslav Nikolić said that Cedevita is one of the three best teams in the league, but he is expecting that his team will play for win.
“Besides Red Star and Budućnost, Cedevita has one of the best teams in regional league. There is no much to say about them, they are a great team. On the other hand, even though we have many problems with injuries, those problems are fixing slowly and I think we will play well against them. We need every player in rotation, and now Tanasković is with us and he will be with us all the time. Lots of players who were injured are coming back and we will use them as much as we can, we have to. There are no excuses, Cedevita is a great team, but we have to try to win”, said Muta Nikolić.
Partizan player Đoko Šalić also said that his team is expecting a tough game against excellent team.
“Cedevita is an excellent team, they play well and they cover all positions. I have to mention that they have Musa, who is a great player, then experienced Ukić and now they signed with another good player Damir Markota, so they have a really good team. But, we have to try to win by playing tough. We showed that we can play well against great teams, but we need to stay focused and not to lose concentration. If we managed to do that, we have a chance to celebrate”, said Partizan’s centre.