Red Star is Partizan's opponent in the ABA League final

Red Star will play in the final of the ABA League / photo: EPA-EFE / GEORGIA PANAGOPOULOU

The Red Star basketball players will play in the final of the ABA League after they defeated Cedevita Olimpija in the championship that was played tonight in Belgrade.

The "Red and Whites" in the decisive third match celebrated with 88:78 and scheduled a showdown with the trophy with the eternal rival Partizan, which the day before in the championship outclassed Buducnost with 101: 77.

The "Red and Whites" started the match well and in seven minutes came to a double-digit advantage (20:10) to reach a plus 19 (35:16) in the second quarter. The guests managed to make a series of 0:12 and go on vacation with a five point negative, 42:37.

The start of the second half again belonged to Red Star which came to plus 20 (67:47). However, the guests did not give up, made a series of 0: 7, and in the finish they came to a single-digit negative, but in the last moments of the game, the players of the current champion in the ABA League managed to keep the advantage and secure a place in the final.

The best in the ranks of Red Star were Kalinic with 15 and Ivanovic with 11 points, while at Cedevita Olimpija the best in the game were Ferrell with 25 and Dragic with 21 points.

The first match of the final between Red Star and Partizan will be played on Friday.

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