Krka Novo Mesto bounced back from a frustrating loss by coasting to a 79-51 win over struggling Zorg En Zekerheid Leiden in Group G of the FIBA Europe Cup.
Turning Point: Krka had moved in front with a 9-0 burst in the first quarter but it was not until the second period that they began to race clear. A 21-2 run made it 46-26 when Jure Lalic completed a three-point play from the line with 51 seconds left in the half.
Stats Don't Lie: Krka smothered Leiden's ball handlers, grabbing 12 steals and enjoying a 22-5 edge in points from turnovers as a result.
Game Hero: Dusan Katnic did a little bit of everything for Krka with 11 points, four rebounds, six assists and two steals.
The Bottom Line: Krka shake off a 67-65 loss to Fraport Skyliners to move to 2-1 in the group but Leiden are being cut off at the foot of the standings as they fall to 0-3.