Pınar Karşıyaka suffered its third consecutive defeat in FIBA Champions League Group B, losing to Hapoel Jerusalem by 20 points at home: 85-65. After playing the final last season and starting the organization that it aimed for the championship this season with 2 of 2, Karşıyaka, which lost its chance to lead by braking hard, missed the opportunity to play Play-In with the defeat of Hapoel. Karsiyaka, who will be a guest of Stal Ostrow away from Poland on December 22 in the last group match, will try to beat its opponent in order to continue on its way in Europe.
Benefiting from Karşıyaka’s attacking with a bad percentage at the beginning of the match, the guest team caught a 15-4 series. The first period, where the lead was 14 points, ended in favor of 26-12 Hapoel. The Israeli representative, who played with a high three-pointer percentage in the second period, carried the lead up to 21 points. After this minute, Kaf-Kaf, who caught a 13-0 series with Tyus, M’Baye and Blackmon, quickly melted the gap with the support of his fans. Blackmon’s 4 points from the basket-foul from behind the three point line with 5 seconds before the end of the half decreased to 5 points and the half ended with the advantage of the visiting team 40-35. In the third quarter, where Hapoel opened the gap, Karşıyaka responded to its opponent. The final period started with 6 points in favor of Hapoel 62-56. Even though the gap narrowed to 3 points with Taylor’s 3-pointer at the beginning of the last period, our representative, who could not respond to the Israeli team’s 3-pointers in a row, could not prevent the break from being reopened and lost 85-65.
LIVING ROOM: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
REFEREES: Yohan Rosso (France) (xx), Boris Krejic (Slovenia) (xx), Gvidas Gedvilas (Lithuania) (xx)
PINAR KARŞIYAKA: Taylor (xx) 10, Yunus (x), Colson (xx) 10, M’Baye (xxx) 12, Mahir (x) 2, Tyus (xxx) 11, Blackmon (xxx) 12, Can Korkmaz (xx), Berkan (x) 4, Burak Can (x) 4
HAPOEL JERUSALEM: Workman (xx) 4, Segev (x), Gates (xx) 6, Kilpatrick (xxx) 10, Obasohan (xxx) 22, Adams (xxx) 21, Braimoh (xx) 8, Ariel (xxx) 11, Bennett (xx) ) 3
1st PERIOD: 12-26
FIRST HALF: 35-40
3. PERIOD: 56-62