Besiktas Buries Bamberg
Stechert Arena, Bamberg, October 18 – Curtis Jerrells scored 27 points and Muratcan Guler added 14 points and 7 rebounds as Besiktas Istanbul routed the Brose Baskets 86-71 in the second game of Group D play in the Euroleague.
The champions from Turkey are in first place at 2-0, their plus/minus puts them above FC Barcelona Regal and CSKA Moscow who are both also undefeated.
Anton Gavel scored 21 points for the three-time defending champions from Germany but not enough as the Baskets fall to 0-2.
After a close opening first quarter, Besiktas outscored their hosts 43-23 in the middle quarters to blow open the game. Bamberg made it close in the 4th, but the game was all but decided.
Next up in the Euroleague for Besiktas is a tasty matchup in Spain against FC Barcelona Regal. Brose travel to Russia to take on CSKA Moscow. Both games will be on October 25th.
Bamberg will host Mitteldeutschland BC on Sunday, October 21st, tip-off of this BEKO BBL league game is at 17:00 at Stechert Arena.
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Simone Sperduto and Ersel Hircin contributed to this article.