| Last week in European Cups- Dec.16, 2014 (by Alev)|
Last week has not been the best week for the Turkish Teams in the European Arena. Just one Turkish Airlines Euroleague won while two had to accept the loss.Eurocup was indifferent as well where Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul was the only winner of the week from all three teams.EuroChallange teams simply adapted themselves to the rest and got just a single win, Trabzonspor Basketbol being the only winner.Turkish Airlines EuroleagueAnadolu Efes Istanbul: Anadolu Efes Istanbul had to lose... [read more]
Last week has not been the best week for the Turkish Teams in the European Arena. Just one Turkish Airlines Euroleague won while two had to accept the loss.
Eurocup was indifferent as well where Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul was the only winner of the week from all three teams.
EuroChallange teams simply adapted themselves to the rest and got just a single win, Trabzonspor Basketbol being the only winner.
Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Anadolu Efes Istanbul: Anadolu Efes Istanbul had to lose to BC Nizhny Novgorod in the live-or-die game for the Russian representative (61-65). While the game had almost no meaning concerning the position of Anadolu Efes Istanbul since the beermen had already guaranteed their second place in the group during their previous games. The game was full of ups and downs while Dusan Ivkovic (agency: Beo Basket ) gave a change to younger players as 10 players had a contribution to the score. Which is the main aim of the coach as he mentioned during one of the previous press conferences.
Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul: The lions had a terrible game and had a knock-out in a live-or-die game against Neptunas Klaipeda (82-72). Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul never managed to concentrate on the game as if they did not know the impotant of this game or the players could not control their excitement during the whole game. The super three pointer peformance of the Lithuanian representative as well as the 23 points of Kumelis Deividas were the turning point of the game for Neptunas Klaipeda.
With this game Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul lost almost all their chances to qualify for TOP 16 in Turkish Airlines Euroleague.
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul: The only winner in Euroleaugue from the Turkish teams..Moreover it was such an exciting win agains one of the two unbeaten teams of Euroleague this season. Even more exciting was that the win came in the overtime and in the last second.. The yellow canaries had many ups and downs during the game as they went to the dressing room with the halftime score of 42-37. FC Barcelona led the 3rd quarter by 7 as the game ended 79-79. The OT was pretty hard for both of the sides as the last second two pointer of Bjelica brough the game to Fernerbahce. With this game Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul was the very first team to defeat FC Barcelona this year in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague.
Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul: The only winner around three Turkish teams were the black eagles. They managed to defeat VEF Riga in the away game (64-76). The first half started with baskets from both of the sides as The Latvian reprefesntative had better percentage leading by 7 in the first half. As the good performance of Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul after the halftime had a knock-down effect on VEF Riga and the Istanbul representative grabbed a win by 12 (64-76). The amazing 3 point percentage (52%), the 35 rebounds as well as the good team play were the key of this win.
Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir: The Izmir representative lost the game in the last second after missing a three pointer on the buzzer (69-71) against Stelmet Zielona Gora. The first hald was dominated by the home team as the socore after the 2nd quarter was 37-28 for the home team. Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir had an amazing 3rd quarter sroring 24 while getting only 14 with theit good defensive skills. The final period was the time to give max all the energy left both both of the sides and the polish representative was the lucky one in the last part of the game. With this loss Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir has neither lost their 2nd position nor went to lower places in the group.
Banvit Basketbol Kulubu: Another loss from Banvit Basketbol Kulubu to lose the chances for the group leadership (66-71). This was their very first home loss in Eurocup this season as well.The game was dominated by Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius during almost all the game as the only effective part for Banvit Basketbol Kulubu was the second quarter where they had the domination of 24-15. The remaining part of the game has proven that the performance in those 10 minutes is not enough to win the game. The poor three pointer percentage (27.8%) as well as the taken 29 rebounds against the 37 of Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius are the proof of the loss.
Tofas Bursa: The Bursa representative got frozen in the capital of Kazakhstan as they could not avoid the loss against BK Astana (73-65). The key point of the game from the Tofas Bursa side was the terrible three pointer percentage (25%) as well as the free throws (50%). No wonder that Tofas Bursa does not deserve to be in the next round with this performance.
Usak Sportlif: The Turkish representative lost an extremely important game for the TOP 16 qualification against the group leader Enisey Krasnoyarsk at home (69-84). Usak Sportlif was not on their day on any of the quarters as the russian team dominated the whole game. The key statistics were the very high three pointer percentage of Enisey Krasnoyarsk (48%) as well as the bad rebounding of Usak Sportlif (29-41).
Trabzonspor Basketbol: The storm is coming from the black sea. Trabzonspor Basketbol demolished U-Banca Transilvania Cluj at home with 91-72. The blue-reds took the control of the game since the very beginning and managed to grab an important win keeping their unbeaten position in EuroChallange Cup.
| Last Weeks Performance of Turkish Team in European Cups- Dec.9, 2014 (by Alev)|
Last Weeks Performance of Turkish Team in European CupsTurkish Airlines EuroleagueAnadolu Efes Istanbul: The beermen edged B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas on a record equalizing defensive performance in the first quarter (2-16). After blocking the rim to the Lithuanian representative in the first quarter Anadolu Efes Istanbul went to the dressing room with a halftime performance of 20-32. The second half was a defensive arena for both of the sides as the Turkish side grabbed an important win against... [read more]
Last Weeks Performance of Turkish Team in European Cups
Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Anadolu Efes Istanbul: The beermen edged B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas on a record equalizing defensive performance in the first quarter (2-16). After blocking the rim to the Lithuanian representative in the first quarter Anadolu Efes Istanbul went to the dressing room with a halftime performance of 20-32. The second half was a defensive arena for both of the sides as the Turkish side grabbed an important win against B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas after many years to qualify for TOP 16 (57-66).
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul: The yellow canaries demolished the Greek Panathinaikos Athens after a very successfull game in Ulker Sports Arena. Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul had an amazing 3rd quarter performance of 31-16 followed by another good one (17-14) to take the revenge of the previous game in Athens (91-73). The key player of the game was a long time sleeping superstar Semih Erden (211-F/C-86). The former NBA player dominated the rim in the key parts of the game (14 points, 7 rebounds) guaranteeing the huge difference to strengthen the 2nd position of the previously TOP 16 qualified Fenerbahce .
Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul: The Istanbul team had their first loss of the season at home leaving their cheering fans in tears by losing an extremely important game for their TOP 16 qualification (82-89). Both of the teams has a pretty equal performance during the first three quarters as the knocking last quarter performance of Laboral Kutxa Vitoria (22-17) finalized the score of the game to grab am important win in an away game. The 22 points of Carlos Arroyo (188-PG-79, agency: Interperformances, college: FIU) and the 17 of Zoran Erceg (210-PF-85) were not enough for the win with the bad performance of rebounds (26-37) of Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul as team as well as the bad performance of the newly transferred Big-Man Patrick Young,0 point in 11 minutes.
Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul: The black eagles missed the chance for the group leadership with this loss (82-78) against BC Khimky Moscow Region in the cold of Russia. The Turkish sides terrible performance in the first half was impossible to recover (42-28) despite their extraordinary game in the last quarter (22-35) and this loss made the Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul lose the hopes for the group leadership.
Banvit Basketbol Kulubu: An unexpected loss from the Bandirma representative (74-84) against CSU Asesoft Ploiesti after their demolishing first game performance (at home 81-66) 5 weeks ago. 4 players did not score even a point in Banvit Basketbol Kulubu as the perfomance of big men were terrible in rebounds (22-35). On top of this the 10 Turnovers were the breaking point of the game for the Turkish side. Bandirma is hoping for a win against Lietuvos Rytas next week to ensure their group leadership.
Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir: The only Turkish team to win in Eurocup this week was the Izmir representative. Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir win against BK Ventspils by 71-67. Every single player playing for Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir in this game made a score contribution making the Izmir representative increase their teamgame performance. With this game the Turkish team strenghtened their 2nd place in group F of Eurocup.
Tofas Bursa: Tofas Bursa lost at home with a terrible performance during the second and third quarter (13-31 and 7-29). The 15 % three pointer as well as the bad rebounding performance (36-47) were the main points of the loss against Avtodor Saratov (66-101). With this loss the Bursa representative lost their hopes for qualifying to the next round.
Trabzonspor Basketbol: The winning team, the grop leader, the storm of the black sea region Trabzonspor Basketbol. They managed to keep their unbeaten performance in the away game versus Atomeromu SE Paks (78-82). Tranzonspor had a very good teamgame having a score from their 8 players in their first game in the European Arena with their new coach Nenad Markovic (agency: Beo Basket ) grabbin an impportant qin quaranteeing their 1st positon in group F of Euro Challange.
| This weeks performance of the Turkish teams in the European Arena- Dec.1, 2014 (by Alev)|
Last week was a partly successfull week for the Turkish teams in Europeean arena. 7 teams had 5 wins catching the win ratio of 71%.Turkish Airlines EuroleagueFenerbahce Ulker Istanbul: It was a rather easy win for the Istanbul representative against PGE Turow Zgorzelec strenghtening their positon for the 2nd place fight with panathinaikos in the group.The decisive first quarter was prety much enough to decide the winner of the game with the domination of Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul (26-12).... [read more]
Last week was a partly successfull week for the Turkish teams in Europeean arena.
7 teams had 5 wins catching the win ratio of 71%.
Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul: It was a rather easy win for the Istanbul representative against PGE Turow Zgorzelec strenghtening their positon for the 2nd place fight with panathinaikos in the group.
The decisive first quarter was prety much enough to decide the winner of the game with the domination of Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul (26-12). The rest of the quarters did not change the difference as the Turkish side grabbed a win with 89-74. With this win Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul secured their spot for Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16.
Anadolu Efes Istanbul The beermen were the dominators of the game during the whole 40 minutes (85-62). The first and the final quarter was a clear showtime for the Istanbul representative as on top of that 11 players contributed the score. Anadolu Efes is strenghtening their teamgame abilities as more and more young players are contributing to the score as well as the rest of the statistics. This game against Banco di Sardegna Sassari was the boos of a teamgame with an additional team record of 52 rebounds per game to get the 5th most rebounding team of the Euroleague history. With this win the Turkish representative continued their chances for being the group leader of Group A.
Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul: With their financial problems, having one of their most promising player (Furkan Aldemir) leave for NBA as well as the sanctions withing the team concerning player changes Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul seems to be the unluckiest Turkish team of the competition. The Turkish Lions lost the game against Valencia with 78-71 and having an equal head-to-head score while winning their extremely calm player so far, Pietro Aradori (194-SG-88). Being the top scorer of the game the Italian player added 20 points 8 rebounds and 6 assists in 40 minutes but did not manage to save the Istanbul representative from a loss.
Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul:The leader of Group D continued their series of wins against Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul with the extra 25 point performance of their American player Johnson grabbing a win of 87-73. The high 3 point percentage of 57 % was one of the turning points of the game as the black eagles strenghtened their position for the first spot of their group.
Banvit Basketbol Kulubu: The balikesir representative showed an exciting game to their fans bringing it to the overtime grabbing a win of 90-85. The key point for Banvit Basketbol Kulubu in the first quarter was their terrible performance of three pointers (18.8%) whereas their bad perfomance in the last quarter was enough to bring the game to overtime. Banvit Basketbol Kulubu just had to give their maximum defensive skills in the last 5 minutes period to keep BC Partizan NiS Beograd with 2 points while scoring 7 in order to secure their wualification for the next round with this win.
Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir: The first quarter was the decisive one for the Izmir representative as they dominated the game with 22-12. Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir is strenghtening their teamplay day by day as as 9 of their players had a score contribution during the game. The last 3 quarters just determined the score (86-78)
Usak Sportlif: As the only Turkish representative having a game this week Usak Sportlif felt lonely oin Belarus to get an unexpected loss against Tsmoki-Minsk (85-73). 17 turnovers as well as the poor free throw percentage (60%) made it rather impossible to win against the home team with their 1500 supporters in Minsk. Usak Sportlif hast to be pretty careful in the following games since this loss could change the whole positions of the first three teams in the group.
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