The excitement of week 26 was left behind in Turkish Basketball League. While we entering to the last four weeks of the league, has increased excitement in the play-off race.

Fenerbahce Ulker hosted Eskisehir Basket who fighting for stay in the league. Despite Eskisehir Basket playing a good game in the first half, Fenerbahce Ulker took the control and won the match 86-76. Jan Vesely had 19 points 8 rebound, Bogdanovic had 19 points 4 rebound and Melih Mahmutoglu added 18 points for Fenerbahce Ulker. Manny Harris played with 25 points and 4 rebouns but it wasn’t enough for the visitors.

“Eskişehir was very different team than in the first half of the league. They have been a very good team. We played poorly in the first half, but we won the game by developing our defense in the second half.” Obradovic said after the game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UziKNUdwuEA

Darussafaka Dogus beat the Pinar Karsiyaka 79-80 on road. Darüşşafaka Dogus won the third consecutive game with tough defense in the last quarter and they continued to follow Fenerbahce Ulker. Jordan Farmar led the winners with 26 points and 4 rebounds, Gasper Vidmar added 15 points and 6 rebounds. Jon Diebler had 21 points and Juan Palacious played with 15 points 7 rebounds for Pinar Karsiyaka.

Anadolu Efes  took fourth place and the last ticket for the last eight in the Euroleague with Unicaja clinching a 93-84 victory over Laboral Kutxa, despite losing to Fenerbahce Ulker. Anadolu Efes had unstable performance in the league in recent weeks but they beat the Torku Konya Basket 90-73 on home court. Dario Saric played with 15 points and 4 assists, Cedi Osman added 13 points 4 assists for Anadolu Efes. Hakim Warrick had 20 points and Troy De Vries added 17 points for Torku Konya.

Besiktas Integral Forex dealt a new blow to Banvit who missed the chance to play in Eurocup Final. Besiktas took the 14th win of the season with 96-87 victory over Banvit. Besiktas Integral Forex managed to win the game with an effective offensive performance in the fourth quarter, while third quarter ends with 65-65. Seven players reached double digits for the winners. Can Maxim Mutaf had 17 points and Earl Rowland played with 16 points 5 assists for Banvit.

Trabzonspor Medical Park took an important victory 92-88 over Istanbul BBSK on home court. Dwight Hardy was player of the match with 31 points.  Royal Hali Gaziantep who beat the Ronesans TED Ankara 82-60 and they won the 5th victory in last six games.

Galatasaray Liv Hospital passed the Tofaş 93-73 on road in the closing match of the week. While Galatasaray keeping the control throughout the game, Justin Carter’s made the best play of the week with his dunk. Patric Young had 16 points 8 rebounds, Zoran Erceg added 17 points for Galatasaray Liv Hospital.  Elonu played with 21 points and 7 rebounds for Tofas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyGM8GRzjbI

RESULTS

Tofas 73-93 Galatasaray Liv Hospital
Besiktas Integral Forex 96-87 Banvit
Fenerbahçe Ülker 86-76 NSK Eskisehir Basket
Pinar Karsiyaka 79-80 Darussafaka Dogus
Trabzonspor Medical Park 92-88 Istanbul BBSK.
Royal Hali Gaziantep 82-60 Ronesans TED Ankara Kolejliler
Anadolu Efes 90-73 Torku Konyaspor
Turk Telekom 90-82 Muratbey Usak Sportif

TABLE

R TEAM G W L FOR AG DIFF PTS
1 FENERBAHCE ULKER 26 20 6 2131 1900 231 46
2 DARUSSAFAKA DOGUS 26 19 7 2105 1861 244 45
3 ANADOLU EFES 26 18 8 2092 1894 198 44
4 PİNAR KARSİYAKA 26 16 10 2059 1960 99 42
5 GALATASARAY LIV HOSPITAL 26 14 12 2075 2058 17 40
6 BESIKTAS INTEGRAL FOREX 26 14 12 2039 2047 -8 40
7 BANVIT 26 13 13 2011 2012 -1 39
8 ROYAL HALI GAZIANTEP B. 26 13 13 1963 1919 44 39
9 TURK TELEKOM 26 13 13 2039 2097 -58 39
10 TRABZONSPOR MEDICAL PARK 26 12 14 2046 2044 2 38
11 TORKU KONYASPOR BASKET 26 12 14 2045 2159 -114 38
12 ISTANBUL BBSK. 26 11 15 1935 2080 -145 37
13 MURATBEY USAK SPORTIF 26 10 16 2016 2085 -69 36
14 RONESANS TED ANKARA KOLEJLILER 26 8 18 2031 2158 -127 34
15 TOFAS 26 8 18 1964 2095 -131 34
16 NSK ESKISEHIR BASKET 26 7 19 2012 2194 -182 33

 

NEXT WEEK

Saturday, 18 April

16:00 Istanbul BBSK Tofas
17:00 Galatasaray Liv Hospital Pinar Karsiyaka
17:00 Ronesans TED Ankara Trabzonspor Medical Park


Sunday, 19 April

13:30 NSK Eskisehir Basket Besiktas Integral Forex
16:00 Muratbey Usak Sportif Royal Hali Gaziantep
18:30 Banvit Turk Telekom


Deferred games

*Delayed Torku Konyaspor Basketbol Fenerbahce Ulker
*Delayed Darussafaka Dogus Anadolu Efes