| Last weeks performance of the Turkish teams in the European Arena- Feb.23, 2015 (by Alev)|
Despite the break of Euroleague as well as the Eurocup the Fiba competition Eurochallange games took place last week.It has probably been the worst week ever this season for the Turkish teams in the european arena since both Usak Sportlif and Trabzonspor Basketbol were defeated by their opponents.Euro ChallangeTrabzonspor Basketbol: The only unbeaten team of EuroChallange got their first loss after 10 consequtive wins getting their first ever loss in their European Cups history. The russi... [read more]
Despite the break of Euroleague as well as the Eurocup the Fiba competition Eurochallange games took place last week.
It has probably been the worst week ever this season for the Turkish teams in the european arena since both Usak Sportlif and Trabzonspor Basketbol were defeated by their opponents.
Trabzonspor Basketbol: The only unbeaten team of EuroChallange got their first loss after 10 consequtive wins getting their first ever loss in their European Cups history. The russian opponent Enisey Krasnoyarsk took the lead since the very first quarter (28-21) and increased the difference till the halftime going to the dressing room with an advantage of 14 points. The efforts of Dwight Hardy (188-PG-87, college: St.John's) (27 points ) did not help and the Black Sea representative lost to Enisey Krasnoyarsk with 96-82. With this loss Trabzonspor Basketbol remained the leader of Group K in EuroChallange.
Usak Sportlif: The other Turkish representative Usak Sportlif was a guest tpo UBC Magnofit Gussing Knights. The austrian representative demolished Usak Sportlif as the only period where the Turks tried to survive was the third quarter (13-21) as the rest of the time UBC Magnofit Gussing Knights deminated the game (91-63). The terible three pointer percentage of Usak Sportlif (20%) conbined with the extraordinary good one of UBC Magnofit Gussing Knights (58.6%) borught the terrible loss in the away game. Usak Sportlif dropped down to the last place of group J but still does have a chance to qualify for the next round. The prerequisite for a qualification is a win in their home game vs. Le Mans by at least 22 points.
| This weeks performance of the Turkish teams in the European Arena- Feb.15, 2015 (by Alev)|
In Turkish Airlines Euroleague Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul and Efes lost their games while Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul was the only Turkish team to grab a win while in Eurocup Banvit Basketbol Kulubu and Karsiyaka qualified to the next round in the away games as Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul had a dramatic loss to their opponent at home ending up their European adventure.Eurochallange teams had a great week as both Trabzonspor Basketbol and Usak Sportlif managed to win their games.... [read more]
| 88.88- Nov.24, 2014 (by Alev)|
Last week has been a spectacular week for the Turkish teams in the European arena while 8 of the 9 participants added a win bringing it to an interesting win percentage of 88.88%EuroleagueAnadolu Efes Istanbul: The beermen got frozen in the cold Russian against Unics Kazan with a dramatic loss. Having the first 2 quarters leading led the Turkish side go to the dressing room with confidence. As Efes continued their good performance ending the third period 43-53 ahead. Everything happened i... [read more]
Last week has been a spectacular week for the Turkish teams in the European arena while 8 of the 9 participants added a win bringing it to an interesting win percentage of 88.88%
Anadolu Efes Istanbul: The beermen got frozen in the cold Russian against Unics Kazan with a dramatic loss. Having the first 2 quarters leading led the Turkish side go to the dressing room with confidence. As Efes continued their good performance ending the third period 43-53 ahead. Everything happened in the 4th quarter as the defence got demolished and the 10 point difference was eliminated and the Russian party continued their full performance till the very end of the game shocking Anadolu Efes Istanbul with 67-64.
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul: A pretty easy win for the Turkish side after having led the first three quarters by 13. The key point of the game was the comeback trial of EA7 Emporio Armani Milano in the last part of the game dominating the court and reducing the difference to 3 points in the last minute as the Turkish team was experienced enough to keep calm grabbing an important win in Italy (74-80)
Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul: Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul, the only Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 8 representative around all the Turkish teams in the last season grabbed an extremely important win against the Serbian representative after a heart stopping double OT game last Friday. Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul was the dominating side in the first half and went to the dressing room leading by 5. As the halftime seemed to have brought a totally different crvena zvezda to the court. The Belgrade representative had an amazing performance blocking their rim for the Turkish side for 6 minutes with their 14-0 series. It was not before the 26th minute till the Turkish side had their first basket of the second half. As the bad performance of Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul brought the score to 54-63 in favour of the Crvena Zvezda Telekom Beograd at the end of the third quarter with their amazing series of 23-9). The Lions gained confidence with the opener three pointer or Sinan Guler (192-SG-83, agency: 1x1 Sports, college: Carroll, MT) in the last quarter as the dominating side was Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul. The last quarter of the game was full of comebacks for both of the sides as the very last almost buzzer beating three pointer came from Zoran Zoran Erceg (210-PF-85) bringing the game to an overtime. As the parties could not decide on the winner after 5 min while the last words have been said by the playmaker Carlos Arroyo of the Istanbul team grabbing a win of 110-103 after a fascinating performance amazing the whole Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul fans in this hostorical game.
Zoran Erceg became the MVP of Euroleague Week 6 with this performance of 32 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists.
Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul: The black eagles took their revenge against Union Olimpija Ljubljana defeating them by 57-80 after an amaing performance. The Slovenian side tried their best and fought for a comeback in the second half after their 12 point deficit in the first half whereas the Istanbul representative was going ahead with strong steps increasing the difference to 14 in the 3rd quarter and grabbing a win of 23 points difference with their knocking three pointers in the last part of the tame to take the lead of Group D.
Banvit Basketbol Kulubu: The Bandirma representative managed to grab an important win in the away game against Hapoel Jerusalem (78-82). Both of the sides showed a pretty equal performance during the first two quarters having a tie of 39-39. The Israeli team was the leading side after the third quarter while the last words have been said by the Bandirma representative with their finalizing performance of 18-26 in the 4th quarter securing their second place on Group E.
Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir: The Izmir representative took their revenge from the first round against PAOK Thessaloniki (74-79). After a relativels equal performance in the first half (45-41) the Greek side led the third quarter by 20-16 to bring the difference to 8. After that point the Turkish representative Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir woke up and to defear their Greek rival with a knocking performance of 22-9) to grab an important victory in Selanik (74-79).
Tofas Bursa: The Bursa representative had a fantastic comeback in the away game in Romania against CSM Oradea. Unlike other Turkish epresentatives it did not take Tofas Bursa very long for a wake-up in this weeks game. As the score was 33-13 in favour of CSM Oradea the Bursa team increased the gear and went to the dressing room with only 5 points difference (37-32). The good performance in the last quarter led them to their first victory in the European Arena this season (69-77)
Usak Sportlif: The game against the Lithuanian representative BC Siauliai had a varying atmosphere with varying performances. As Usak Sportlif had ups and downs during the game but leavind the first half by 4 (35-39) as the third period was a nightmare with the extra performance of the home team (59-52). Luckily the Turkish sides awakening did not take long and the last quarter brough the win ensuring the second win of Usak Sportlif in their very first participance in the European Arena.
Trabzonspor Basketbol: The black sea giants had an unbelievable performance despite the resignation of their head-coach to grab a home-win against the Austrian representative UBC Magnofit Gussing Knights (80-72). The first half was just a showcase for the Turkish side going to the dessing room with a 14 point lead (44-30). As UBC Magnofit Gussing Knights managed to reduce the difference to 7 in the 3rd (60-53) but the group leader Trabzonspor used the advantageof the difference in the first half grabbing a valuable win ensuring their first position in Group F.
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