In the first game of the semifinals of the playoffs of the Serbian Super League, Mega Soccerbet defeated Partizan NIS with 94:86 (34:18, 16:24, 25:18, 19:26). The players of coach Vladimir Jovanovic played great in the game that was played without the presence of the audience in the Mega Factory Hall during all 40 minutes of the game, at one point they had a plus 17 (77:60), Partizan threatened in the finish, but failed to endanger victory of Mega.
The result after the first game in this semifinal series is 1: 0 for Mega, and the team that comes to two victories will go further. The next match will be played on Thursday, June 3, at 7 pm in the Hall of sports Ranko Zeravica.
Mega’s center Filip Petrusev, in addition to 22 points and 8 rebounds, scored when it was most needed, and at the press conference after the game he pointed out that his team endured all 40 minutes against Partizan and deservedly celebrated:
– I would like to congratulate my teammates on the great fight until the very end. I think that for the first time we lasted against Partizan for all 40 minutes and responded more or less with that physical game. We controlled the jump and in the end we deservedly celebrated. We turn to the next game, nothing is over yet,
Mega’s coach Vladimir Jovanovic pointed out that the job is not over yet and that his team will do their best to be ready for the return match in two days:
– In the announcement of the match, I mentioned that the outcome of the match will depend a lot on whether we will be able to respond to their physical game. They forced the game with two tall players even in the moments when we had a big advantage and they caused us a lot of problems with offensive rebounds We played very well for most of the game. I would like to congratulate Partizan on a fair and correct game, but also my players who did their best to end the game in this way. We know that the job is not over and for the next two days we will do our best to be ready for the return match,
said Vladimir Jovanovic.
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