Errors in the ending - Partizan's revenge.

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18.11.2020

18.11.2020 UNICS lost at the last minute in Belgrade, Partizan punished the guests for mistakes in the ending.

UNICS started the game in this combination: John Brown, Isaiah Canaan, Dmitry Uzinsky, Jamar Smith and Jordan Morgan. And the guests' throws flew right away. Four "threes" in the first 10 minutes, 8:16. Partizan managed to level the fight, 14:16. However, Smith's long-range hits pushed the Serbs back into the gap. We would like to note the substitution of Nate Walters' from the guests, who missed the previous UNICS match in Poland's Zielona Gora.
In the second quarter, "Partizan" gradually overtook UNICS, the guests began to make mistakes more often and less often to hit. And in the middle of the period the Serbs took the lead for the first time in the match, 33:32. In addition, they had long-range shots, 36:34.  As a result, the teams left for the long break with a minimal advantage of Partizan, 40:39.
In the third quarter, the hosts hit five times in a row from behind the arc, the guests answered with four, 57:52. Although the guests are still stronger on the rebounds. The seventh three in a row of "Partizan" - 63:55, only twelfth. UNICS defense cannot cope with the owners' snipers. Only in the last seconds did the guests manage to correct the statistics, 63:60.
And at the beginning of the last quarter, Brown finally brought UNICS ahead from under the basket, 63:64. Draw in the middle of the quarter, 73:73. Draw and two minutes left, 78:78. The most stubborn struggle. Played out Marcus Page scores his eighth "three" - 84:80. But the turn-over of Morgan and the confusion in the last attack of the guests allowed Partizan to take revenge for the defeat in Kazan.
Partizan (Belgrade, Serbia) - UNICS (Kazan, Russia) - 89:86 (20:26, 20:13, 23:21, 26:26). Most productive: Zagorats (14), Page (25), Miller-McIntyre (15) - Smith (14 + 6 assists), Kolesnikov (10), Brown (16 + 6 rebounds), Morgan (12 + 7 rebounds), Canaan (19).