Jaylen Adams and Hassan Martin played solid minutes as Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade cruised to a win over MZT Skopje Aerodrom in the ABA League.

Credit: ABA League j.t.d./Dragana Stjepanovic
Credit ABA League j.t.d./Dragana Stjepanovic

Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade controlled the game in the first half, and Jaylen Adams scored most of his 16 points in the second as the team captured a comfortable 87-67 (13-9, 26-13, 26-25, 22-20) win against MZT Skopje Aerodrom in the ABA League.

Both teams started the game slowly as the result was only 6-3 after 6 minutes of play. However, Crvena Zvezda then heated up pretty quickly in the second quarter, establishing a 12-point lead with four-and-a-half minutes left in the first half.

The Zvezda dominance continued, and the teams left for the locker rooms with a 17-point difference between the clubs (39-22) at halftime.

Jaylen Adams made sure that the team's lead doesn't evaporate in the second half. The NBL MVP scored 10 points in the third quarter the home team continued to hold the lead of around 20 points.

The fourth quarter was a formality as 11 out of 12 Crvena Zvezda players appeared on the court and played at least 13 minutes with each of them scoring. Only Ognjen Kuzmic did not play a single minute of basketball.

Jaylen Adams was the top scorer for Crvena Zvezda with 16 points on 6-for-10 shooting. Nikola Ivanovic contributed with 12 points, while Hassan Martin added 10.

Skopje's Vojdan Stojanovski was the leading scorer of the match with 17 points in his account. Samet Yigitoglu registered the only double-double of the match with 12 points and 14 rebounds.

Crvena Zvezda: Jaylen Adams 16 (3/6 3PT), Nikola Ivanovic 12 (2/5 3PT, 4/4 FT, 5 AST), Hassan Martin 10.

Skopje: Vojdan Stojanovski 17 (3/6 3PT), Bojan Krstevski 14, Samett Yigitoglu 12 (4/10 2PT, 14 REB), Strahinja Micovic 12 (7 REB).

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