In the beginning it was really smooth-looking. We were leading to 2:10, then the Bulgarian team reduced it to 9:10. They even equalized to 11:11. Partizan players watched Bulgarian actions with a compassionate smile for a while, then made it to 11:15, thanks to Edo Murić.
Message to those two assholes with bed-sheet sized black-white-blue flags waving them right in front of the camera, perfectly covering the paint for the whole first quarter: I hope rheumatism will get your flag-holding arms.
In the meantime Gagić powered up the Parni valjak and we got again on the lead to 14:21.
End of the first quarter. (Commercial) break. When we were back to the sports hall in Sofia, this image shocked Average Fan (and probably many others):
Hundreds of raging Bulgarian fans attacked Partizan fans and players (!!!). Levski players, may God bless them in their entire life, saved our boys by making a wall of themselves between Partizan players and their very own fans running amok. They tried to help even Partizan fans.
I would especially like to point to that thin, bald little Gollum that appears at 2:03 lurking behind the person with bleeding head. This disgusting little worm kicks into the injured person from behind, who just lays on the floor. I wish you from the deepest of my heart, you little rat to be kicked the same way, just by at least 10 heavyweight wrestlers who then push your balls up to your throat, so you can wear them as bow tie.
Players then got back to the locker room, question was if the match could continue. Finally the referees and ABA League officials decidec to go on, but without audience.
From this point on it was rather like a training match. The standing switched almost immediately to 20:30, then Bogdanović threw a 3-pointer (20:33). Murić made a fantastic slam dunk (24:35). 30:37 was the closest standing of the quarter, then Mačvan and Milutinov quickly corrected it to have double digits (30:40) before half time.
In the third quarter Levski picked themselves together and slowly but surely reduced the difference to 41:47. What is more, they made it even to 47:51. After Andrić’s amazing 3-pointer it was 47:54, then Tepić also adjusted a bit (49:56). From then on we were unstoppable. Milutinović said 'hi' (49:61), Tepić got the grip (49:63), Mačvan scored a 3-pointer (51:66), then Gagić fixed the result before the end of the quarter (63:68).
The final one was for the show. Milutinović was shining (55:71, then immediately 55:73).
Mačvan also didn’t want to miss a moment (55:75, 55:77), raising the difference to 20 points. Bulgarians slowly fell into pieces, while Tepić sent a marvellous 3-pointer with love not just to Levski’s ring, but also to all those who had any doubts about him (57:84). In the next moment the Tepić-Gagić axis made such an alley-oop figure that Average Fan’s eyes got wet.
Then 60:90 (eventually Bulgarians found their breath for a short while). Milutinov scored (60:62), as well as Šalić, rebounding after Dallo (63:94, 66:96). And finally Bezbradica returned, in style, putting the dot to the letter i (66:98).