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After losing in the remaining seconds of the ABA League Round 7 against Igokea, Partizan Belgrade lost the away encounter in Ljubljana, as Cedevita Olimpija got the 95-91 win thanks to its Slovenian heroes.
Returning to his home country’s powerhouse after the end of the adventure in Valencia, Klemen Prepelic pushed the Slovenian side with a double-double of 18 points and 11 assists, shooting 4/8 from three and 6/6 at the line.
His countryman Jaka Blazic was the team’s highest-scorer with 29 points and 6 rebounds, being perfect (8/8) at free throws. The 31-year-old power forward Shawn Jones went also close to a double-double with 17 points and 9 rebounds.
Partizan Belgrade – still without Kevin Punter and set to travel to Istanbul against Anadolu Efes – was dragged in the paint by Zach LeDay, who scored 17 points, and Frank Kaminsky, who had a losing effort of 20 points and 7 rebounds.
His substitute Bruno Caboclo tried to help with 10 points and 4 rebounds, while PJ Dozier ended with a pretty good showing of 14 points and 7 assists.
Aleksa Avramovic spent only 5:54 minutes on the court, being forced to exit the court with a probably broken nose when covering Jaka Klobucar. As coach Zeljko Obradovic said, he was moved to the hospital and an official update is expected soon.
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ABA League Round 8 results:
Split – Zadar 75-82
SC Derby – Cibona 93-101
Igokea – Buducnost 88-74
Borac – FMP 96-75
Mega – Krka 72-77
Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana – Partizan Belgrade 95-91
Crvena Zvezda – Mornar Bar (at 20:00 CET)
Standings: Crvena zvezda 6-1, Buducnost 6-2, Igokea 6-2, Cedevita Olimpija 6-2, Partizan 5-3…
PHOTO CREDIT: ABA League/Ales Fevzer/Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana
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