Besiktas won the third game of TBL Playoff Semi-Final series 74:65 and now they are only one match away from TBL finals.
At Sinan Erdem Arena with an ambitious crowd, Besiktas took control of the match and never let Galatasaray close the gap. The first quarter finished 19:14 and Galatasaray never managed to comeback. The visitors who were without Preston Schumpert because of injury, were not effective in offense and let so many offensive boards while making zone defense. It was David Hawkins again, who led Besiktas, with 21 points, 2 assists and 7 rebounds. Ersin Dagli made an important contribution with 16 points, 6 rebounds(4 of them were offensive). The best offensive weapon of Galatasaray, Jamon Lucas Gordon finished the game with 0 points in 17:34 minutes. It was Boris Savovic in the first quarter and then Nihad Djedjovic later on, tried to give Galatasaray a momentum but their 16 points were not enough in the end.
The next game will be played on 22 May, Tuesday at Sinan Erdem Arena again Besiktas could make a comeback to TBL Finals for the first time after 2004/2005 season with a win.
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