In front of a little more than 5,000 spectators in the Belgrade Arena, the most efficient in the Partizan team was Gregor Glas with 18 points and five assists. Uros Trifunovic scored 12 points, Zek Ledej 10 points with seven rebounds, and Aleksa Avramovic contributed 10 points to the victory.
In the Slaska team, Kerem Kanter was the most efficient with 21 points and eight rebounds.
Slask took the lead 5: 9 at the beginning, and 8:15 in the middle of the quarter. After that, Partizan coach Zeljko Obradovic asked for a minute of rest, and then a minute of silence was held for former Partizan player Haris Brkic, who was killed 21 years ago in the parking lot in front of the Pionir hall.
After that, the black and whites played better, they made a series of 14: 0 led by Jam Madara, Uroš Trifunović and Gregor Glas and turned it around at 22:15, which was the result at the end of the first section.
The black and whites continued with a good game in the second quarter, and after Trifunović’s basket, they gained a 13-point advantage (30:17). The home team had at least eight differences during the greater part of the section, and the Polish team managed to get closer to two points in the very end, 35:37.
Slask played somewhat better in the continuation, he managed to get closer to two differences on two occasions, but Partizan regained the advantage of seven points. However, at the very end of the section, Slask came to 52:54 with a “triple” by Lukas Kolenda.
At the beginning of the fourth quarter, Partizan player Gregor Glas was injured, and soon Uroš Trifunović, who fell on the floor during the “dunking” and left the field in bloody arcades. The Serbian player then returned to the field.
Partizan held the lead between two and six points, and four minutes before the end after a basket and a free throw at 68:68, Kerem Kanter equalized. Partizan missed, and Kanter scored five consecutive points for the lead of Slask 73:68.
After that, Aleksa Avramović scored, and after him, Nemanja Dangubić from the free throw line for 72:73. After that, Slask did not use the attack, and on the other hand, five seconds before the end, Dangubić scored for the lead of Partizan 74:73, after he was the best in the jump.
Slask had the last attack, Zack Ledej was well defended, so the ball went to Partizan. Avramović was immediately fouled, he hit one free throw and secured the victory for Partizan.
Partizan is first on the table with six wins and a loss, and Slask is penultimate with a win and six defeats.
In the next round, Partizan will play in Russia against Lokomotiv Kuban on December 22, and Slask will meet Juventud.