Basketball players of the future are the only team without a win in the Euroleague and have already suffered two defeats (against Red Star and Cedevita) in the first five rounds of the ABA League, which defended the championship title, but were very strong for Petrol Olimpija. It's really a problem. Aleksandra Džikić's early advantage was a good advantage (25:10) and overcame the problems caused by him Roko Badim with a series of nine consecutive points to decrease the host's preference to 29:23.
The inhabitants of Ljubljana who presented themselves without the wounded Scottie Reynolds, Mirza Begic in Blaža Mesička, they were lying behind the big -22 at halftime, but showed their teeth down. Badim stayed on the bench, but that's why Dražen Bubnić in Jan Špan hit every three triples. The third quarter was Olimpija of 30:19, five minutes before the end of the game was only 67:70, but in the end it was too short for the sensation.
After the game, Olimpija coach Zoran Martic admitted: "The future was better on the pitch, especially in the first half, when it was a great advantage. The second half was very correct, we came close to three points behind, and at the end , the home team played with three consecutive targets for three points that they scored through our outstretched hands in the final seconds of the bout.The advantage you gained then was no longer available to us.
The future: Petrol Olimpija 85:69 (64:53, 45:23, 22:10)
Morača Hall, 2650 spectators, Radović, Hadžić and Terlević (all Croatians).
Future: Jackson 11 (2: 2), Ivanovic 8 (3: 3), Su. Shehovic 6, Clark 10 (2: 4), Barovic 10 (4: 5), Clarke 7 (2: 2), Gordic 10 (2: 2), Ilic 8, Omic 11 (3: 3), Popovic 4: 2 ); Oil Olimpija: Jones 1 (1: 4), Spanish 11, Bubnić 13, Lazić 3, Šamanić 12 (4: 4), Simonović 2 (0: 1), Lapornik 5 (2: 2), Badžim 9 Radulovic 8.