Turk Telekom alive in playoff race

2024-02-06T22:52:40+00:00 2024-02-06T23:16:30+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

06/Feb/24 22:52


The last round of the EuroCup regular season has started with a team playing its last card to continue in the competition.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Turk Telekom players did their duty with an 86 – 70 away win over already-eliminated Slask Wroclaw on the road and now have to wait for Wednesday’s results to see if they will make the EuroCup playoffs.

James Palmer led Turk Telekom, now 8 – 10, with 22 points, six rebounds and four assists. Tyrone Wallace produced 17 points, seven assists, six rebounds and four steals while Steven Enoch posted 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Dusan Miletic (20 points, 11 rebounds) was the top contributor from Slask that finished EuroCup with 2-16.

The only scenario that keeps Turk Telekom out of the playoffs is Dolomiti Energia Trento winning at Aris Thessaloniki and Buducnost losing to Gran Canaria at home. Any other combination of results in these two games sends the Turkish team to the next phase.

In France, Ratiopharm Ulm took a big 85 – 80 victory over JL Bourg En Bresse to secure a valuable fourth spot in the standings. This finish grants the German side homecourt advantage in the playoffs.

Trevion Williams was everywhere for Ulm with 17 points, 11 rebounds and six assists. NBA prospect Zaccharie Richacher paced Bourg with 20 points. His team had already “locked” a first-place finish in the previous round.

In its last EuroCup game for this season, Reyer Venezia beat Hamburg Towers 90 – 83 on the road behind 25 points and five assists by Marco Spissu. William Christmas had 22 points and six rebounds for the Towers that also bid farewell to the competition.

Venezia finished with 8 – 10 and the Towers with 2-10.