Covic hardly criticized the officiating.
“I want to say that this is an obvious systemic theft and that we are in some way returning to the times when we know what was going on in Serbian basketball. The basketball federation of Serbia does not exist, and you could see it by yourself” Covic said. “Throughout the game, Ilija Belošević tendentiously, gradually and very cunningly crushed the Red Star and in the end, the referees finished their job. A clean foul in attack was not called, before he rewarded Partizan with two free throws when the time already expired” Covic said. “I could never congratulate someone when he stole something, so I will not do it tonight”.