It was Galatasaray who started better with a dominant display from Boris Savovic and home side took lead at the end of the first quarter:21-17. However, the margin was already eliminated at the end of the first half.
David Hawkins, who finished the game with 24 points, 4 assists and 6 rebounds, stepped up with Zoran Erceg who scored 21 points and carried Besiktas in the second half.
With Besiktas started to switch against Galatasaray pick and rolls, they managed to stop the plays of Oktay Mahmuti and did not let the margin go down. Consistent free throw shooting from Carlos Arroyo, Zoran Erceg and Serhat Cetin led Besiktas to an important victory: 81:72.
Besiktas gained the homecourt advantage by this result.