Türk Telekom Men’s Basketball Team defeated Russia’s Lokomotiv Kuban team 88-85 in the 5th week match of the ULEB European Cup Group A.
Türk Telekom was ahead by 9-8 in the 5th minute of the match, which started with a balanced start, and with the baskets it found from outside shots, it reached a 9-point lead: 17-8. Tük Telekom finished the first quarter with Harrison leading 24-17 with 10 points.
In the second quarter, where the Russian team started with a 4-0 series, the Turkish representative, who regained the upper hand in the game with the intervention of Ellis, went 47-39 in the locker room.
Effective with fast attacks at the beginning of the third quarter, Türk Telekom increased the lead to 14 points (60-46) in the 24th minute. Although the Russian team, finding its rhythm in the offensive, reduced the gap to 4 points (60-56) with a 10-0 series, Türk Telekom entered the final period with a score advantage of 66-60.
Türk Telekom moved the lead back to double digits (72-60) with three-pointer baskets at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Even though Lokomotiv Kuban achieved the 80-80 tie with 3 minutes to go, the home team, who responded to their opponent with three-pointers from Perez and Harrison, took the lead again. Türk Telekom, leading 86-85 in the last minute, won the match 88-85.
With this result, Türk Telekom got its 3rd win in its 5th match, while Lokomotiv Kuban got its first defeat.
Türk Telekom, which won its third match in the field, will face MoraBanc Andorra away in the 6th week fight.