Crvena Zvezda defended their KLS title. They edged Partizan at the Pionir Hall to win the championship series 3-1. The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 70-65. 30 personal fouls committed by Partizan helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. German center Maik Zirbes (208-90, agency: BeoBasket) fired 15 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. International forward Marko Simonovic (201-86, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds. Four Crvena Zvezda players scored in double figures. The former international forward Novica Velickovic (205-86, agency: BeoBasket) produced 19 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Kevin Jones (206-89, college: W.Virginia) added 12 points respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Top scorers: Partizan: N.Velickovic 19+6reb+1ast, J.Wilson 13+3reb+1ast, K.Jones 12+3reb+2ast, D.Williams 5+4reb, C.Vitkovac 4+4reb, E.Muric 4+2reb+2ast Crvena Zvezda: T.Kinsey 15+4reb+1ast, M.Zirbes 15+7reb, M.Simonovic 15+6reb, L.Mitrovic 10+4reb+2ast, V.Micic 5+1reb+3ast, Q.Miller-Scott 4+2reb
Mega Leks toppled FMP to earn the third position in KLS. Mega Leks also secured the Adriatic League birth with the success. FMP trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 20-17 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 73-81 at the end of the game. Mega Leks made 27-of-31 free shots (87.1 percent) during the game. Mega Leks had a 28-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Mega Leks made 8 blocks. 28 personal fouls committed by FMP helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was international forward Rade Zagorac (205-95, agency: BeoBasket) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international point guard Aleksandar Rasic (195-84, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 20 points. Five Mega Leks players scored in double figures. Stefan Lazarevic (197-96) produced 20 points and 6 rebounds and Ognjen Dobric (198-94, agency: BeoBasket) added 10 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the guests. FMP's coach Slobodan Klipa rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Top scorers: Mega Leks: A.Rasic 20+3reb+1ast, R.Zagorac 15+10reb+4ast, N.Ivanovic 13+1reb+7ast, I.Zubac 12+9reb+2ast, D.Nikolic 12+5reb, D.Simeunovic 5+4reb+1ast FMP: S.Lazarevic 20+6reb+1ast, D.Davidovac 14+4reb+1ast, O.Dobric 10+9reb+2ast, M.Tejic 9+4reb+1ast, M.Radovanovic 7+3reb, D.Apic 6+1ast
Mega Leks are Radivoj Korac Cup winners - Feb 21, 2016
Mega Leks - Partizan 85:80
Mega Leks triumphed in the 2016 edition of Radivoj Korac Cup. They prevailed against Partizan in the Final today. Nikola Ivanovic (190-PG-94, agency: Beo Basket) fired 24 points to lead the winners. Mega Leks eked out a 24:23 lead ten minutes into the game. Partizan pulled in front in the second period. They raced ahead for a 48:46 halftime advantage. Mega Leks regained the lead after the big break. They managed to secure a 56:54 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Mega Leks held their opponents to 16 points in the final stanza and drove to the win. Danilo Nikolic (207-F/C-93) had 18 points, while Timothe Luwawu (201-F/G-95, agency: Beo Basket) added 13 points for the winners. Edo Muric (202-F-91, agency: Beo Basket) and Vanja Marinkovic (198-SG-97, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 16 points each. Jamar Wilson (185-PG-84, college: Albany, agency: Octagon Europe) topscored with 17 points for Partizan.
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