Istanbul foes meet as Top 16 comes to end
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Fenerbahçe Ülker defeated Beşiktaş 78-72 in the two Istanbul rivals’ first meeting this season. DHA photoThe 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 will come to an end with an Istanbul derby, as Beşiktaş hosts archrival Fenerbahçe Ülker in the only game tonight.
Fenerbahçe ranks seventh in Group F with a 2-11 record, with Beşiktaş right behind at 1-12. Both teams are out of the playoffs race but Beşiktaş will finish ahead of Fenerbahçe if it wins by at least seven points. Fenerbahçe defeated Beşiktaş 78-72 in Top 16 Game 7 behind 25 points from Bojan Bogdanovic. The sharpshooter, who missed his team’s last three Euroleague games, returned to action in the Turkish League last weekend, giving Fenerbahçe his all-around scoring skills. He will try to use his scoring skills against two hard-nosed defenders like Serhat Çetin and sharp shooter Ricky Minard.
Tonight’s game at the Abdi İpekçi Arena starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are priced from 5 to 50 Turkish liras.