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   ABA Adriatic league 2013-14 Final four



April 28, 2014 - Dario Saric, MVP of the Final Four Tournament

dario saricUnanimously, well deserved and without any doubt – Dario Saric was voted the MVP of the Final Four tournament of ABA League. The player in the jersey of the celebrating team Cibona, which has been born 20 years ago in Sibenik, dominated in Belgrade and throught the season. Just take a look at the statistics from the final game – 23 points and valuation 33! And, although still under impression, calm and composed, in the manner of great sportsman, he started the analysis immediately after the game. „We entered the game without pressure upon us. We knew that Cedevita was going to play disciplined, but we started strongly, just like in the semi-final. I don't know what to say, it's hard for me to talk about how it was, since I put the whole of me in the game. This basketball fun, that we own, gave us a victory." Read more here.





April 27, 2014 - Cibona conquers ABA League for 1st time

cibona aba league champions 2014

Cibona has beaten Cedevita in the final in Kombank Arena Belgrade and have completed their collection of trophies in their trophy case. The amazing this season's cinderella story of Cibona has ended with a celebration in the final game of the league over their city rivals Cedevita. The famous team from Zagreb, the wolves of Tuškanac, have won the ABA League champions' title for the first time ever and have added the last missing trophy, which they have never managed to win, to their trophy case. After an early 4th minute 4:0 lead by Cedevita, Cibona put together a 14:4 partial result in the following 4 minutes and took, the lead, that they havent let go all until the half time, when they were leading by 8 points. Read more here.





April 27, 2014 - Final, Cibona - Cedevita

slaven rimacIn the final game of 2013/14 season, two Zagreb rivals Cibona and Cedevita will face themselves in Kombank Arena in the first ever all Croatian final in the regional competition. Take look at the close up of the game. Sunday's ABA League final game will be a game of totally new things for this league. For the first time in the entire ABA League history, two Croatian teams will face in the final of the league, for only the third time, since Serbian teams started to participate in the league, they will not have a representative in the final and for only the second time, since they started to participate, Partizan NIS will not play for the title in the final. The team that wins the final on Sunday, will become the champion of ABA League for the first time – no matter if it's Cedevita or Cibona. The only Croatian team to win the regional league title so far is still Zadar. While this is the fourth final of the regional competition in their 5 appearances at the final tournaments for Cibona, Cedevita will play their second final in their second Final Four appearance in ABA League. Read more here.

Cibona - Cedevita 72-59 - Stats





April 25, 2014 - Buzzer beater by Nolan Smith took Cedevita to final

nolan smithIn the second semi-final game of the season, Cedevita has defeated Partizan NIS with a buzzer-beating three pointer by Nolan Smith (81:79). On Sunday's final game, the two Zagreb teams Cedevita and Cibona will meet in Kombank Arena. In 2012, when Cedevita and Partizan NIS met for the first and last time until this year in ABA League final tournaments, Cedevita became the one and only team to beat Partizan NIS in the semi-final games of the final tournaments. The history repeated this season in Belgrade – Cedevita relegated the black and whites in the semi-final and advanced to the final. The beginning of the game was similar than the one of the first semi-final of the season, since the home side started nervously and struggled to score, even on the open looks. Read more here.





April 25, 2014 - Semifinal 2, Cedevita - Partizan NIS

jasmin repesaIn the second semi-final pair of this season, Partizan NIS and Cedevita will face in Kombank Arena. For the second time in the history of ABA League final tournaments, Partizan NIS and Cedevita will face each other. This will be the second Final Four tournament for Cedevita and the 8th time, that Partizan NIS has reached the final tournament and 6th time in a row. The last and only time that they met in Final Four, two years ago in Tel Aviv, Cedevita was successful and reached the final in their debutant appearance. This was also the only time that Partizan NIS failed to reach the final. However, it's worth mentioning, that the Zagreb team has never ever beaten Partizan NIS in Belgrade, so it will be interesting to find out which tradition would end this time. oth teams have had similar seasons so far. Read more here.

Cedevita - Partizan NIS 81-79 - Stats





April 24, 2014 - Blassingame and Saric took Cibona to final

jerel blassingameIn the first semi-final of ABA League, Cibona has beaten Crvena zvezda Telekom 75:70 with an excellent contribution by Jerel Blassingame (28 points) and Dario Saric (21). The wolves reached the final for 4th time in history. First half began very nervously on both sides and none of the teams managed to score until the 3rd minute. Boban Marjanovic was the first to break the ice with a successfully executed free throw. Cibona went ahead between 4th and 8th minute, when they made a 15:0 run and took the 17:5 lead. Jaka Blazic scored 10 points for Crvena zvezda Telekom in the first quarter, but this was not enough for anything more than a 6-point deficit after 10 minutes. Read more here.





April 24, 2014 - Semifinal 1, Crvena Zvezda Telekom - Cibona

dejan radonjicIn the first semi-final pair of this season, Crvena zvezda Telekom and Cibona will face each other in Kombank Arena. The best placed team and the biggest surprise team of the regular season are about to meet in the first semi-final of 2014 Final Four tournament in Belgrade. Crvena zvezda Telekom has been dominant throughout the regular season and has finished that part of the competition with only 4 defeats at their account. On the other hand, the season of Cibona has been a pretty turbulent one, but in the end they managed to create a true Cinderella story, shock the entire basketball community and make their way towards the Final Four tournament, where not many of them have expected them to be. Read more here.

Crvena Zvezda Telekom - Cibona 70-75 - Stats





April 22, 2014 - Special awards winners presented

aba adriatic league special awardsAt the presentational press conference in Kombank Arena, several individual prizes for special achievements, that will be awarded to individuals and our clubs during the Final Four tournament, were presented. Dario Sarić was voted the most improved player of the season by the head coaches of ABA League teams. After many changes have occured in Cibona's team during the season, still only 20-year old Sarić has become a true leader of Cibona on and off the court and has taken his team to the Final Four tournament in Belgrade. This season, the Sibenik born player has been averaging 16.3 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3 assists and 1.4 steals per game in the regional competition and became the MVP of the regular season. Read more here.





April 2, 2014 - Belgrade will host F4 Tournament

aba league final 4 2013-14According to the ABA League decision the 2014 Final Four Tournament will be held in Belgrade from 24.-27.4. It is for the third time that the Serbian capital will host the most prestigious event of the ABA League season. The first semi-final will be played on Thursday, April 24th, while the second one is scheduled for Friday, April 25th. The final will take place on Sunday, April 27th. The F4 Tournament will be played in Sport's Hall Arena. Read more here.






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