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Credit imago images/Nordphoto

Montenegrin side KK Buducnost (3-0) got a big win against Italian side Virtus Bologna (2-1). Thanks to a great performance in the second half, Buducnost were able to win 86-82 (22-28, 15-20, 27-22, 22-12)

Player of the Game
Justin  Cobbs
EFF
29
Justin Cobbs
Points 23
Accuracy 5-11
Rebounds 1
Assists 8

In the last two minutes, Cobbs and Reed remained real trouble for Virtus Bologna. With 46 seconds left on the clock, Marco Belinelli cut down Buducnost's lead to just two points (84-82) with three free throws.

Teodosic missed after a drive to the basket with just 5 seconds left on the clock and then Cobbs sealed the game with the free throws (86-82).

In the last quarter, the game remained really entertaining. With four minutes left on the clock, Jagodic-Kuridza gave Buducnost the lead (77-76). A pick and roll between Cobbs and Reed gave the Montenegrin side a four-point lead (80-76) with less than 3 minutes left on the clock. 

However, in the second half, the situation changed. Buducnost had a different approach and behind the performances of Cobbs and Reed, they were able to cut down Virtus' lead. The Montenegrin side started with a 10-4 run in the third quarter (47-52)

With a little bit more than 2 minutes left on the clock in the third, Buducnost also found his first lead of the game, thanks to a Petar Popovic three-pointer (62-61).

Virtus answered back with three-pointers from Nico Mannion and Kevin Hervey. At the end of the third quarter, Virtus were leading by six (70-64).

Justin Cobbs was the top scorer for Buducnost with 23 points (4/7 2PT, 1/4 3PT, 12/14 FT), 8 assists, 1 steal, and 1 turnover. 

For Virtus Bologna, Marco Belinelli and Kevin Hervey finished with 15 points apiece. 

Buducnost: Justin Cobbs 23 (8 AST), Willie Reed 21 (6 REB), Petar Popovic 12 (5 AST).

Virtus Bologna: Marco Belinelli 15, Kevin Hervey 15 (5 REB), Amedeo Tessitori 13 (6 REB).

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Podgoricos Buducnost
Bolonijos Virtus
52%
32/61
Field goals
49%
32/65
35
Rebounds
27
24
Assists
18
10
Steals
13
16
Fouls
17
107
Efficiency
87

Best players

Justin  Cobbs
23 PTS
5/11 FG
12/14 FT
Marco  Belinelli
15 PTS
5/6 FG
3/3 FT
Buducnost Podgorica
Few players
6 REB
Amedeo  Tessitori
6 REB
2 DREB
4 OREB
Justin  Cobbs
8 As
1 TO
29 MIN
Milos  Teodosic
6 As
2 TO
25 MIN
Justin  Cobbs
29 EFF
57% 2P%
25% 3P%
Amedeo  Tessitori
19 EFF
83% 2P%
- 3P%