Fenerbahçe win Turkish Basketball Super League title after beating Beşiktaş

Published 16.06.2017 22:33
Updated 17.06.2017 00:15
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Fenerbahçe who routed cross-town rivals Beşiktaş Sompo Japan in their first three playoff finals series won the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL) title after defeating Beşiktaş 98-94 at the Beşiktaş Akatlar Sports and Culture Complex on Friday.

Like the third match in the series, the Yellow Canaries made a late comeback over their Istanbul rivals, coming back from a 12-point deficit with 2.30 minutes left to go in the fourth quarter.

The match went into overtime after a 84-84 tie, thanks to big-time plays by Fenerbahçe's Jan Vesely, Bogdan Bogdanovic, and Bobby Dixon.

In the overtime period, the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Champions managed to dominate their opponents to complete the series sweep and claim back-to-back titles.

In the victorious match, Bogdanovic scored 23 points, and Vesely scored 26 and pulled 11 rebounds.

Kenan Sipahi's 22 points and D.J. Strawberry's 20 points were not enough for Beşiktaş, which fell short in the series finals.

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