2017-18Top 16Round 6
February 07, 2018 CET: 19:00
Local time: 19:00 MORACA

Buducnost cruises past Cedevita

Buducnost VOLI Podgorica roared into the quarterfinals in the best possible fashion with a thumping 84-52 home win over Cedevita Zagreb, which exits the Top 16 with a 0-6 record. Buducnost improved to 4-2 to place second in G and will face Darussafaka Istanbul in the quarterfinals. The Montenegrin champion quickly established a big lead and never looked back en route to a no-doubt-about-it victory. Eleven different players got on the scoreboard for the hosts, led by Suad Sedovic with 14 points. Kyle Gibson added 10 points and 5 assists, with Kyle Landry pairing 10 points with 7 rebounds. Another solid showing came from Justin Doellman, who contributed 9 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals. Buducnost had excellent shooting percentages, making 26-of-39 two-pointers (66.7%) and 10-of-21 triples (47.6%). Cedevita made only 20 of its 58 field goal attempts (34.5%), was outrebounded 30-21, and committed 19 turnovers.

Doellman scored 5 points in a 10-0 first-quarter run to give Buducnost a dominant early lead. Six points from Nikola Ivanovic stretched the lead well into double figures as Cedevita’s offense continued to stall, and it was 21-6 at the end of the first. Cedevita missed its first 7 three-pointers before Filip Kruslin finally nailed one in a 0-7 run to narrow the gap, but Buducnost soon got moving again with consecutive baskets from Landry. Two triples Sehovic took the lead past 20 points, and it was 43-23 at half after a buzzer beater from Toni Katic. The third quarter was initially closer, but Buducnost soon turned on the jets to finish the period with an 18-2 tear featuring six different scorers, extending the lead beyond the 30-point mark. Cedevita managed to prevent further bleeding in the fourth quarter, but the outcome had long been beyond doubt.

Justin Doellman - Buducnost VOLI Podgorica (photo Savo Prelevic - Buducnost) - EC17
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
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Referees: PEREZ PEREZ, MIGUEL (ESP), BISSANG, JOSEPH (FRA), LAURINAVICIUS, JURGIS (LTU)
Attendance: 2161
By Quarter1234
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica23202417
Cedevita Zagreb6171217
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Buducnost VOLI Podgorica23436784
Cedevita Zagreb6233552
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
2 IVANOVIC, NIKOLA 13:58 6 3/3 0/1   1 2 3 3         2 1 10
4 SEHOVIC, SUAD 21:23 14 1/1 4/7   1 2 3   4     1     17
5 DOELLMAN, JUSTIN 21:43 9 3/4 1/3   1 3 4 1 3   1   1   14
7 KOCIC, SRDAN 3:44     0/1             2         -3
8 SEHOVIC, SEAD 13:17 7 2/4 1/1         1 2 2     1 1 6
9 STAROVLAH, MILIC 5:57 1 0/2   1/2           1     2 1 -4
10 GORDIC, NEMANJA 27:40 9 3/4 1/2     3 3 3 1 4     2 5 13
19 NIKOLIC, ZORAN 17:25 6 3/7     1 1 2 1 1 1 1   3 4 7
22 GIBSON, KYLE 23:04 10 2/2 2/3     3 3 5         1 3 19
30 POPOVIC, PETAR 10:57 4 2/4           1   2   1 1 1  
33 LANDRY, KYLE 19:21 10 5/6     1 6 7 1 1 1     2   15
34 NIKOLIC, DANILO 21:31 8 2/2 1/3 1/1 3 2 5   1 1     2 1 10
Team           2 1 3     3          
Totals 200:00 84 26/39 10/21 2/3 10 23 33 16 13 17 2 2 17 17 104
        66.7% 47.6% 66.7%
Head coach: DZIKIC, ALEKSANDAR
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
Cedevita Zagreb
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 UKIC, ROKO 23:52 10 1/3 2/4 2/2       2   1     1 2 8
2 KRUSLIN, FILIP 29:42 9 0/1 3/8     1 1     3       2 3
3 PERKOVIC, TONI 11:00 2 1/3 0/2   1   1 2   2   1 3 1 -4
4 JOHNSON, CHRIS 5:12           1 1     1     2   -2
6 KATIC, TONI 17:20 5 1/3 1/2   1 1 2 1 2       2 2 7
8 NICHOLS, DEMETRIS 16:14 2 1/6 0/1     2 2   2   1 1      
10 SLAVICA, NIK 6:55 2 1/3       1 1 1 1 1     2 2 2
11 ZGANEC, KARLO 15:44 4 1/4   2/2 3   3 1   1     1 2 5
13 MUSA, DZANAN 15:05 6 0/2 2/3     1 1     2 1   3 1 1
26 MARKOTA, DAMIR 19:19 2 1/2 0/3   1   1 1 1 1       2 2
27 RAMLJAK, IVAN 17:41 4 2/3     2 1 3     3     1 1 3
31 STIPANOVIC, ANDRIJA 21:56 6 3/5     3 2 5 2   4     2 2 7
Team           2 1 3               3
Totals 200:00 52 12/35 8/23 4/4 13 11 24 10 6 19 2 2 17 17 35
        34.3% 34.8% 100%
Head coach: ZDOVC, JURE

Head Coaches

DZIKIC, ALEKSANDAR
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica
"For us, the main goal in Europe was to win more games than last season. So far, we won nine European games. Three teams that we played this season will play in the quarterfinals. Our results are a surprise. Until the end of the season, we will probably play without one very important player. It was easy to watch the players on the court; they played well, but it was not easy to watch our center Barovic on the bench, injured and unable to play."
ZDOVC, JURE
Cedevita Zagreb
"Congratulations to Buducnost VOLI. We were not good in this game. I honestly feared before this game, because it was hard to motivate the players. We already played against Buducnost VOLI five times this season, these were interesting matches. We can and will play much better in the ABA league semifinals against them."

Players

NIKOLIC, ZORAN
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica
"Many people didn't believe in us this season, but we managed to get to the quarterfinals. I'm very happy because of that. In this match we played much better than against them last weekend. I hope that we will play with so much energy and motivation in the next games like in this game."