Crvena Zvezda 63-80 Fenerbahce Dogus

Friday, March 23, 2018

With an impressive long-range shooting display, defending champion Fenerbahce Dogus assured itself home-court advantage in the playoffs by running away from host Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade for a 63-80 victory on Thursday.

 

Fenerbahce's 11th win in the last 13 games gave it a 20-8 record to retain hold of second place, while already-eliminated Zvezda dropped to 11-17.

 

Ali Muhammed pumped in 7 of Fenerbahce's 14 three-pointers – 13 of which came in the first three quarters – on his way to a season-high 25 points, one short of tying his career high. Nikola Kalinic followed with 10, while Jan Vesely and Marko Guduric scored 9 each. Altogether, six Fenerbahce players combined for 14 of 24 three-point shooting, or 58.3%.

 

Dejan Davidovac had the best scoring game of his rookie season with 18 points for Zvezda, for whom Dylan Ennis was the only other double-digit scorer, with 10.

 

Quarters:

1st Quarter: 22-17 (Fenerbahce Dogus)
2nd Quarter: 18-14 (Fenerbahce Dogus)
3rd Quarter: 25-10 (Fenerbahce Dogus)
4th Quarter: 22-15 (Crvena Zvezda)

 

Team Stats (Crvena Zvezda - Fenerbahce Dogus):

2 Points: 19/36 (%52.8) – 14/27 (%51.9)
3 Points: 6/23 (%26.1) – 14/24 (%58.3)
FTs: 7/12 (%58.3) – 10/14 (%71.4)
Rebounds: 31 - 30
Assists: 15 - 22
Steals: 7 - 7
Turnovers: 12 - 12
Blocks: 1 – 1

 

Fenerbahce Dogus (80):A.Muhammed 25, Kalinic 10, Vesely 9, Guduric 9, Ahmet 8, Melli 7, Wanamaker 5, Sloukas 3, Nunnally 2, Datome 2