The contest with high-flying Besiktas was knotted at 64-64 at the start of the last quarter when Velickovic came up with two huge baskets.
He open the scoring to put Partizan ahead, only for compatriot Vladimir Stimac to reply at the other end for Besiktas and tie the game again at 66-66. Nearly a minute later, though, and another two points from Velickovic put Partizan in front for good.
Velickovic is on a roll. In an 86-82 Gameday 8 triumph over MHP Risen Ludwigsburg, the veteran forward poured in a season-high 21 points and corralled 10 rebounds.
His club is reaping the benefits of his leadership and excellent play. Victories the last two weeks have improved the team's record to 5-4 and left it in fourth place in a very competitive Group E.
The ideal five of the ninth week of action in the Regular Season also includes J’Covan Brown from Pinar Karsiyaka, David Bell from Dinamo Sassari, Nik Slavica from Cibona, and Teemu Rannikko from Kataja Basket.