Novak Đoković wins his 40th Masters title and secures his position of World No 1 for the end of the year. Nikola Jokić stays in double digits, while LEN are still searching for a new European Championship alternative. This and more in this week’s Recap.

Djokovic Paris
This is Novak’s 7th Paris Masters title. Photo: ATP Paris

Excellent shooting in the first half, the premiere appearance for Milos Teodosić in the Belgrade Red and White, and passionate home support marked Zvezda’s victory against ASVEL (94:73).

Zvezda v ASVEL
Photo: J.L.

Partizan se prethodne nedelje dodatno približio Top 8 fazi Evrolige, a navijača nikada u većem broju. Postavlja se pitanje zašto su ove zime svi zainteresovani za Partizan i koliko navijanje ima veze sa ljudskom prirodom.

Partizan, Navijači
Foto: J.L / SidelineSRB

Partizan beats Olympiacos (90:75) in front of a record-breaking home crowd. Europe’s big names keep falling in the Belgrade Arena, as the Black and Whites slowly but surely approach the Euroleague Top 8.

Partizan vs Olympiacos Euroleague
Photo: J.L. / SIDELINESRB (shot on a potato)

Partizan beats Alba (88:74) in Euroleague R26 played in Belgrade, with the third quarter being key. Supporting their squad’s fight for the playoffs, the loud and proud fans that: “Make watching Partizan a mater of prestige”, as per coach Željko Obradović, are returning home happy.

Partizan Alba R26 Euroleague
Photo: J.L. /Sidelinesrb

Fenerbache beats Partizan at the Štark Arena (94:97) in front of the traditionally loud Belgrade fans. In true derby fashion it was a close tie until the final ten minutes when Fener shot up through the offensive efforts of former Red Star tiebreaker Marko Gudurić.

Partizan has dismantled Asvel at the Belgrade Arena. The Black and White side was convincing from the very start, showing especially good form in the 3rd quarter to secure a 92:71 win. 

Partizan vs Asvel, R22 Euroleague
Photo: J.L.

Both Zvezda and Partizan have triumphed in their away matches tonight, showing excellent European shape ahead of the holidays. The two sets of iconic Belgrade stripes ousted their rivals in key Euroleague features.

Olympiacos vs Crvena Zvezda, Luca Vildoza
Photo source: MN Press, Giorgos Matthaios