Ivanovic shined under new boss
Zvezda playmaker Nikola Ivanovic entered Round 8 having scored a total of 35 points this season, and only 8 in the last four games combined. On Thursday night, in his first game under a new head coach, Dusko Ivanovic - no relation, but both are Montenegrin - the 28-year-old point guard downed 16 points on 3-for-4 three-point and 7-for-8 free throw shooting. He added 3 assists, 3 steals and 2 rebounds for a PIR of 22 – all his season-high numbers. "He was not only our top scorer, he was our best player," Coach Ivanovic said after Zvezda beat LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne for its second win of the season.