Ehe Bitci Baskonia added another defeat in Istanbul, this time on the Fenerbahce court (75-53), to complete a very painful European week that plunges him to the bottom of the Euroleague table. Those of Spahija showed their weakness from very early on, accepting a partial of 15 to 2 in the first 4 minutes of the game that kept them below on the scoreboard for the rest of the game.
Despite the bad start, a couple of sets in favor in the second quarter (33-26, min. 16) and in the third period (43-34, min. 22) seemed to illuminate the visitor’s hope, but the greater experience and The intensity of the Turkish team was enough to regain a double-digit advantage midway through the third episode that all it did was increase.
- 75 – Fenerbahce Beko (19 + 24 + 12 + 20): Henry (6), Mahmutoglu (3), Pierre (4), Booker (8) and Vesely (13) -starting five- Guduric (7), De Colo ( 17), Polonara (15), Birsen (-) and Hazer (2).
- 53 – Bitci Baskonia (14 + 14 + 15 + 10): Lamar Peters (-), Baldwin (5), Fontecchio (5), Sedekerskis (8) and Enoch (x) -starting five-, Granger (8), Costello (5), Nnoko (2), Giedraitis (2) and Kurucs (4).
Nando de Colo, with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in just 23 minutes was a nightmare for the Baskonista outsiders, unable to find the formula to stop him. Polonara, with 15 points against his exes, and Vesely, with 13 more to which he added 5 rebounds and 3 assists, completed Fenerbahce’s magic triangle, which extended their consecutive winning streak to four.
The match looked like a continuation of the last quarter in front of Anadolu Efes 48 hours ago. The 19 losses committed, spread over 9 players, were too heavy a slab for Baskonia.
This, added to the poor success from the triple – caused by a poor and doubtful circulation of the ball – limited the Basque attack until forcing it to its second worst score of the season, only above 75 to 50 in Piraeus against Olympiacos in the opening day.