He escaped from Bologna and Partizan is pushing hard for the eight. An 88-79 victory in the 27th game of the Euroleague for Obradovic’s team, which went 2/2 against Scariolo’s.
The Serbs got a lot from the region with him Exum to have 17 points, plus 7 rebounds, as many assists and 3 steals, but also 7 earned fouls in 28:23, Nunnally had 18 and Pander 17.
Mickey’s outstanding performance, who had 13 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists and as many steals, was not enough for the hosts, who had five players in double figures. Jaiteh was the top scorer with 14, while Ojelegeh also had 13, Teodosic scored 11 and Abbas scored 10.
THE Teodosic opened the match with a three-pointer at 15”, but then only chased the rest of the first quarter, with Partizan showing offensive versatility. Nunnally sent the ball into the basket at 8:47 (3-5). Pander sent the visitors to +6 (7-13), with Virtus cutting it to 17-19 with his 2nd three-pointer (2/2) at 3:41 (17-19).
The guests again with Pander he went to +6 (17-23), as with Lessor (19-25). The biggest margin of the period came at the 1:18 mark with two Panther shots to make it 21-28, but Virtus rallied enough thanks to Otzelege who put up five points in a short period of time (26-28).
THE Payola put the Italians in a driving position, scoring the first basket of the 2nd quarter (29-28) and then the two teams went hand in hand with Abbas hitting a three-pointer for 38-34. THE Otzelege sent Virtus to +8 (44-38) with a basket at 2:15, but Partizan came back and Nunnally cut to 47-45 with 8” before halftime.
THE Nanali tied it at 47-47 and Smilagic came out hot in the 3rd period, scoring five quick points to make it 47-52, and Exum made it 55-60 at the 4:16 mark. Miki’s two shots tied the game (61-61) and Bako gave the hosts the lead with shots (63-61), but Exun and Nanali sent Partizan to the bench with a lead (63-65).
With lower frequency the two teams found the basket at the start of the final period, with Exum scoring two points at 6:35 to make it 65-71, while the Australian guard made it 65-75 at 5:03. Virtus pulled to within 76-79 on a two-pointer by Mickey at 2:36, while Exum and Nunnally pulled Obradovic’s team back to within 76-84 at 1:43.
Somewhere there practically everything was decided, even though there was time. If it happened then, it was definitely decided at 79-86 with Madar’s basket at 24”, while Exum wrote the epilogue of the match with two shots (79-88).
The quarters: 26-28, 47-45, 63-65, 79-88
See match statistics here
Source: Sport Fm
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