The member team of KK Portorož hosted the last-placed Celje, which won this season only in the match against Ljubljana. Portorož's young team (still playing without three more experienced players Rogelja, Cvetičanin and Škerbec) prevailed in the first quarter and won with a result of 20:27. Due to the aggressive game in defense, the first five of KK Portorož quickly made personal mistakes, which in the absence of the possibility of rotation led to a worse game in defense and the home team played and won the first half with a result of 48:46. In the second half, the home team escaped to +14 (64:50), but the persistent guests came back and equalized at 68:68. There was no strength and quality for anything more, as Portorož missed as many as 11 free throws out of 27 attempts. With this defeat (already the third in a row), the placement in the playoffs is in question, as it will be necessary to beat one of the two strongest teams in the league (either LTH Castings on Saturday, May 1 or Nutrispoint Ilirija on Wednesday, May 5 at 20:30 ). This, of course, will not be an easy task with the existing staff available to coach Miška. Nevertheless, Portorož can still take both places in the standings, which leads to the playoffs, however, this will depend on the other results and mutual matches in the eventual round of several teams. More will be known after tomorrow's matches, when SME Sežana needs a victory in Novo mesto against Trot, Ljubljana against Ilirija and Litija against Medvode. The Postojna - LTH Castings match is important for the top of the standings and fight for the first four places and a better starting position in the playoffs.