Partizan wins Belgrade derby against Crvena Zvezda

2019-11-17T22:28:11+01:00 2019-11-17T22:34:45+01:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

17/Nov/19 22:28

That was quite the thriller in the last minutes…

By Eurohoops team /

Partizan Belgrade beat archrival Crvena Zvezda 75 – 72 at home in the ABA League Round 7 derby. It was the fifth win for the hosts and third loss for their opponents.

Chris Walden led Partizan with team-highs 13 points and seven rebounds while Nemanja Gordic added 12 points and four assists and also scored a key 3-pointer down the stretch.

Gordic drained the 3-pointer for the 72 – 66 with less than four minutes remaining and after Red Star had come back from a 12-point deficit in the first half. Ognjen Jaramaz made 1/2 from the line for a three-possession, 73 – 66, advantage, but their opponents cut the margin to 73 – 72 with a minute left.

Both sides missed their shots and then Marcus Paige hit a pair of free throws with five seconds left. Filip Covic, Zvezda’s top scorer with 14 points, turned over the ball and his team didn’t get a game-tying chance.

Michael Ojo had 11 points and six rebounds for the visiting squad.

Photo: ABA League