Basketball players of the future are the only team without a win in Euroleague and have already suffered two defeats (against Red Star and Cedevita) in the first five rounds of the ABA League, who defended the title of the championship 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 it caused Roko Badim with a series of nine consecutive points to reduce the host's preference to 29:23.
The inhabitants of Ljubljana who did without the wounded Scottie Reynolds, Mirza Begic in Blaža Mesička, was behind the big -22 in the half-time, but showed the lower teeth. Badim is left on the bench, but that's it Dražen Bubnic in Jan Spain hit every three times. The third quarter was Olimpija from 30:19, five minutes before the end of the game, which was only 67:70, but it was very small for the sensation.
After the game, Olimpija coach Zoran Martic admitted: "The future was better on the field, especially in the first half when it was a big advantage." The second half was quite right, we were close to three points behind and eventually the home team played with three consecutive goals for three points scored through our extended hands in the last seconds of the attack. "The advantage you won 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 Croats).
Future: Jackson 11 (2: 2), Ivanovitch 8 (3: 3), Su. Sevovic 6, Clark 10 (2: 4), Borovic 10 (4: 5), Clark 7 (2: 2), Goals 10 (2: 2): 2). Petrol Olimpija: Jones 1 (1: 4), Spanish 11, Bubnić 13, Lazic 3, Šamanić 12 (4: 4), Simonovic 2 (0: 1), Lapornik 5 5, Radulovic 8.