Fenerbahçe Ülker loses another home game in Euroleague
Maccabi Electra's Devin Smith (R) vies with Fenerbahce's Bo Mccalebb (C) during the Euroleague basketball match Fenerbahce Ulker vs Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv on March 7, 2013 at the Ulker Sports Arena in Istanbul. AFP photo
Fenerbahçe Ülker was defeated again tonight on their home court in the Euroleague Top 16, this time against playoff contenders Maccabi Electra. The Israeli side earned its third straight win 85-94 in a game they commanded from as early as the second quarter.
Fenerbahçe Ülker, who started the Eurolegue with hopes set on a final-four spot, dropped to 2-8 after the defeat, making their qualification chances reliant on a miracle, while Maccabi rose to a 5-5 record and is fighting with Caja Laboral and BC Khimki for the final playoff ticket.
Croatian guard Bojan Bogdanovic once again carried the Turkish side with an impressive performance of 26 points and 5 rebounds. Emir Preldzic added 15 points and Bo McCalebb clinched 12 points.
Ricky Hickman led the visitors with 18 points. Devin Smith had 16 points and David Logan added 15 points.
Fenerbahçe will face off against Caja Laboral in Spain on March 14.