Players of Mega Leks have made another historic result because since they on second semi-final match of ABA league defeated Buducnost VOLI with 76:75 and thus qualified for the final of the regional competition. Mega was trailing in finish 71:75 but for the umpteenth time this season showed that they have a heart and carried by fantastic support of full hall Pinki in Sremska Mitrovica, managed to reverse and win.

Special guests of Mega in this match were representatives of four NBA teams including the general manager of the Lakers (Mitch Kupchak), Houston (Daryl Morey) and Utah (Dennis Lindsay).


The match had a prelude at the central town square in Sremska Mitrovica, where the company Roda organized “Basketball Day” where they gathered the boys and girls U14 who competed in basketball 3 on 3, 3 points shootout , a trip around the world and to the visitors were sharing balloons and sweet packages.

Dejan Milojevic started the match with the following five: Ivanovic, Luwawu-Cabarrot, Simeunovic, Nikolic and Jankovic. Start the match was held in an equal game where initially was Luwawu-Cabarrot good. Buducnost were coming on two occasions to plus 5 but Zagorac with three didn’t allowed big points difference. The first quarter final score was 22:24 with Veljkovic’s tip-in last second points.

The second quarter begins with the series 0: 7 for Buducnost who at a mid-period comes to plus 10. Mega corresponds to a series of points and a few threes. Hall erupted after the dunk assists from Zagorac for Nikolic and the first half ended with 44:40.


A good start of the second half where Mega with 5 points of Luwawu reaches 53:46. The young Frenchman quickly gained 4. personal foul. After a duel with Maric, Ivanovic has finished on the ground with a grimace of pain but soon returned to the game. End of the third quarter resulted with 62:55.

Ivanovic opened the last period with a three for plus 10, 65:55. Buducnost with a big series took the lead. At a little more than 2 minutes to play at 71:75 for guests from Podgorica, Milojevic called time-out. What followed was a great finish of Mega, where Ivanovic first hits at the second attempt and then Nikolic hit one free throw. Guests miss several attempts for a three and 9 seconds to finish Nikolic was fouled and hits both free throws. In the last attack we have seen another great defense of Mega, Dragicevic shot for 2 ends at the rim for a big celebration in the hall and victory lap for players with the greeting with a great audience hall PSC Pinki.


Happy viewers who caught shirts that were shot out of a special sporting rifles, were at half-competed for Roda prize packages by shooting field goals. Also, 6 lucky fans who caught shirts of Leks Group, the general sponsor of Mega, were awarded Faber hood for the kitchen as part of the celebration of 60 years of the brand Faber.


Mega Leks: Simic 2, Djokovic, Veljkovic 2, Ivanovic 16 (8 rebounds i 8 assists), Pavlovic, Luwawu-Cabarrot 17 (6 rebounds), Zagorac 14, Simeunovic 4 (8 rebounds), Nikolic 12 (6 rebounds), Jankovic 9.

Budućnost VOLI: Suad Sehovic 15, Jaramaz, Subotic 4, Sead Sehovic 9, Cook 8, Slavkovic, Dragicevic 20, Maric 5, Jenkins 11, Rikic, Devoe 3, Kanacevic.

Photo: Ivica Veselinov/Mega Leks

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