Credit: Admiral Bet ABA League/Dragana Stjepanovic
Credit Admiral Bet ABA League/Dragana Stjepanovic

KK Crvena Zvezda began their season in ABA League with an easy win over Split even with several players still out. The team coached by Dejan Radonjic won 97-61 (22-16, 31-12, 22-13, 22-20) led by Nikola Ivanovic, who was the top scorer of the night with 20 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, and 4 steals.

Nikola Ivanovic

Nikola  Ivanovic
Team: Crvena Zvezda Belgrade
Position: SG
Age: 27
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 85 kg
Birth place: Montenegro

It was a one-way show since the start, with Zvezda dominating the game from the beginning and scoring 31 points in the second quarter. At the half, Crvena Zvezda was already up by 25 points. 

The second half began with a 10-0 run by the reds, which consolidated even further their lead. For Split, there was absolutely no chance to get back into the game at that point. 

Aside from the stellar performance of Ivanovic, Zvezda had also solid contributions from Lazarevic, 13 points and 3 rebounds, Maik Zirbes, 12 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists, and Austin Hollins, 11 points, 4 assists, and 2 steals. 


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