Mitrović gets Play of the Night

In my roaming around for some good highlights videos of Round 19, I learned that Crvena zvezda’s captain Luka Mitrović has had the best move of this Euroleague evening.

The young captain who got his title at only 20 (he is 23 now) has had his fair share of injuries, with the last one leaving his game far from the usual level.

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Highlights: the Istanbul derby

Aside from a fantastic game played in Belgrade, another important derby was played tonight. This time an actual city derby, between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray. 

The city of Istanbul had a chance to see some impressive moves, in a tense match that ended by 85:80 to Fener. The players of coach Željko Obradović are now 4th in the current Euroleague standings.

Sedma u nizu! Zvezda porazila PAO

Pao je i Pao! U dugo očekivanom duelu između Zvezde i Panatinaikosa, crveno-beli su izašli kao pobednici, rezultatom 72:66. Novi evroligaški skalp i rekordna sedma uzastopna pobeda.

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Foto: J.L.

Seven in a row! Crvena zvezda beats Panathinaikos by 72:66 in a red hot match played in Belgrade.  Despite lead, followed by the ups and downs in focus, the Red and Whites have gotten to the 4th quarter waiting for the win. The record breaking seven was celebrated in the packed Aleksandar Nikolić Hall. Zvezda is now officially 5th in the Euroleague standings. Continue reading Sedma u nizu! Zvezda porazila PAO

Baskonija odučena od košarke

A victory in Vitoria

Košarkaši Crvene zvezde su na gostovanju u Vitoriji upisali važnu pobedu (69:87). Ekipa Dejana Radonjića furiozno je odigrala meč protiv Baskonije, ostavljajući prvotimcima Sita Alonsa samo početak četvrte deonice za disanje.

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The Wall. Photo: Euroleague

Zvezda has done it again. This time against home favorite Baskonia, in the city of Vitoria. The final score was 69:87, which gives only so much justice to the match played by the Red and Whites. Fast offensives by first PG Stefan Jović, combined with a more than motivated Ognjen Kuzmić and the 1:5 defense displayed by Branko Lazić were more than enough to secure a win. This result currently leaves Belgrade’s Crvena zvezda as 5th in the Euroleague standings.

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Zvezda iz Izraela nosi pobedu

Zvezda’s win in Tel Aviv

Poražen ponos Izraela! Košarkaši Crvene zvezde, savladali su Makabi sa 67:71 u Tel Avivu. Do potpunog preokreta, došlo je u završnici teške utakmice. U poslednja tri minuta, Zvezda bez primljenog koša.

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Source: Euroleague

After a tense match in Tel Aviv, Maccabi lost to Zvezda by 67:71. The team from Belgrade showed off their possibilities even on one of the most demanding foreign grounds. The low point numbers in the first half is an example of a tough backing on both sides. Nevertheless, Maccabi’s mistakes ended up being overwhelming. Tonight’s top scorer Stefan Jović shot 14 points for a PIR of 15. MOTM, Ognjen Kuzmić had a PIR of 17.

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CSKA beats Bamberg

In a home match, part of the 18th Euroleague round, CSKA Moscow has saved a win against Brose Bamberg by 85:64.

Despite not having their eyes on court, as Miloš Teodosić was allowed a break with signing autographs and meeting the fans, the Armeytsi were more than able to handle their opponent through the moves of Nando de Colo (26p, 31 PIR), and Kyle Hines (13p, 27 PIR).

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Coming up:

As they are one of my favorite things to write, there will be columns, and comments on the transfer window. But, considering they do take a while and that free time is limited, for now we’ll stick to match reports and quick news on Instagram.

Coming up, later in the evening: the full match report on Maccabi – Zvezda, and the CSKA – Bamberg highlights. Stay tuned. 🙂

CSKA in three digits

The reigning Euroleague champion have beat Emporio Armani by a fantastic 101:64. In a match that left no doubt about the winner the players of CSKA Moscow were able to stop almost every initiative from the guests.

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Photo: Euroleague

Lead by Nando de Colo (22p, 30 PIR), Andrey Vorontsevich (18, 20) and Miloš Teodosić (10, 16), the Armeytsi are undoubtedly getting their self-esteem back into winning gears.