Pınar Karşıyaka – Türk Telekom match result: 82-79
In the first match of the Play-Off quarter finals in the ING Basketball Super League, Pınar Karşıyaka defeated Türk Telekom 82-79 in the contested match at home and went ahead 1-0 in the series.
After the FIBA Champions League finals and Beşiktaş appointment in the last week of the league, Kaf-Kaf played the 5th game in 9 days and contributed to the critical victory with 24 points. Wiltjer’s 30 was not enough for Telekom. Yunus could not play in green-reds due to injury. The second match of the series will be played on Saturday, May 15 in Ankara. If Kaf-Kaf defeats his opponent in the second match, he will bring the situation to 2-0 in the series and write his name in the semi-finals.
The two teams started the match with mutual baskets. Taking advantage of Pınar Karşıyaka’s ineffectiveness in rebounds, the guest team got ahead and carried the difference up to 8 points. The first period is concluded. At the beginning of the second period, Türk Telekom increased the difference to 11 points with Braynt, but Kaf-Kaf, who reduced the difference to 1 with Onuralp and Morgan, entered the dressing room 35-34 with Mahir’s three in the last seconds. In the third period, the host was the party that got 2 three points in a row by Henr and 11 points with Metecan. When Telekom regained equality with Wiltjer and Can, the fourth period started with 59-59 equality. In the last period, the guest team got ahead by 5 points with Dekker’s critical points. Karşıyaka, with 2 minutes and 20 seconds to go, with Henry’s basket-foul points and Morgan’s free throws, restoring balance to the game with 72-72 and then scoring a 74-72 lead with the same player. Although Telekom scored 74-74 with Samet, when Metecan moved the score to 77-74 with his vital three, the guest team’s effort was not enough to win in the remaining moments. Foster and Can in Telekom failed to take advantage of the 3-pointers in the last seconds, and Kaf-Kaf left the hall 82-79.
LIVING ROOM: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
REFEREES: Zafer Yılmaz (xx), Fatih Arslanoğlu (xx), Alper Özgök (xx)
PINAR KARŞIYAKA: Taylor (xx) 9, Onuralp (xxx) 9, Kennedy (xx), M’Baye (x), Morgan (xxx) 24, Henry (xxx) 19, Metecan (xx) 9, Nusret (x) 1, Mahir ( xxx) 10, Semih (x) 1
TURKISH TELECOM: Johnson (xx) 7, Dekker (xxx) 17, Foster (xx) 6, Wiltjer (xxx) 30, Bryant (xx) 9, Can (x) 2, Samed (xx) 8, Erdi (x), Muhammed Baygül ( x)
1 PERIOD: 14-21
FIRST HALF: 35-34
3 PERIOD: 59-59
5 FOUL: Johnson (39.33) (Turk Telekom)
Ergin KARATAŞ / İZMİR, (DHA)