Partizan spoiled the return of Sphairopoulos with… twist after twist!


He did not disappoint once again in his derby Belgrade!

After a sensational match, h They were partisans prevailed with a score of 88-86 Red Star for its 5th matchday Euroleaguerising to 2-3 and dropping the “red and white” to 1-4, in a “hot” atmosphere at “Stark Arena”!

In the match that marked his return Yannis Sfeiropoulou in the top European competition, his team Zeljko Obradovic took an early 15-point lead (17-2), but saw the visitors react and take a double-digit lead in the third quarter (53-65).

Despite this, the hosts had not said their last word, and with a leader in the last quarter of an hour Alexa Abramovich they came back into the match, kept their composure in the shots (unlike Teodosic) and finally got a great psychological win.

Leading the winners was the pivotal Abramovich, who woke up at the end and scored 14 points with 2/5 three-pointers. Excellent with 13 points o Jacques LeDay, while Ognien Jaramaz scored 12 and Frank Kaminski scored 11. Key contribution of PJ Dozierwho hit a great 3-pointer to make it 80-79.

For the team of Yannis Sfeiropoulos, who were left with the… complaint, a great match was played by Joel Boloboi with 16 points, as well as Shabazz Napier with 14 points. Fatal o Milos Teodosicwho had three tying shots just before the final, but missed both, while making just 1/6 three-pointers.

The match

The hosts inside the “hot” Stark Arena entered with goals and individual scores 10-0, having in a very good condition the Frank Kaminsky. The American center, along with Ognien Yaramaz, signed the unimaginable start of Partizan, which found itself leading 17-2! Gradually, led by him Adam Hanga and the Milos Teodosicthe Red Star… entered the floor and managed to cut it to 22-13 at the end of the first period.

The long-awaited reaction of the guests came at the beginning of the second period, when the whole Sfairopoulos cut it very quickly to 26-25, thanks to big shots from Toby and Napier. LeDay scored a three-pointer for her They were partisans, however the good period of the “red and white” continued, with great defenses and shots from Boloboi and Gentraitis (35-33). Led by him Yaramaz the hosts tried again to escape (42-37) but o Napier scored 5 straight points for 42-42 at halftime.

Guerrilla-Red Star

The unimaginable derby continued in the second part as well, with Napier and Panther to exchange 3-pointers for 45-45. THE Red Star he had now found a good rhythm, with Boloboi and Hanga putting him in front with +3 (46-49), before the Hungarian signed 46-52 with a three-pointer. During this time, the “black and white” had no answer, with Dos Santos putting the visitors ahead for the first time with +10 (50-60). The third period ended with a score of 53-65.

Guerrilla-Red Star

Where everything seemed to have turned in his favor Red StarZeljko Obradovic’s side started their own counter-attack with Smilagic, Dozier and Pander, quickly dropping to 62-68. The “red and whites” went up again with Mitrovic at 64-75, however an individual score of 11-2 starring Abramovich brought the match to the basket (75-77). A huge 3-pointer by PJ Dozier put Partizan ahead 80-79, with Teodosic hitting a shot to make it 80-80. The great Abramovich hit a big three-pointer for 83-80. THE Teodosic took three shots but missed two, with Yaramaz that he also loses one and the score goes to 84-81. This time, Milos made both of his attempts from the line (84-83), as did LeDay (86-83). The time was not enough for the guests, who were finally defeated 88-86

The quarters: 22-13, 42-42, 53-65, 88-86

Detailed match statistics here

Source: Sport Fm

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