Sam Dekker and Turk Telekom hold off Limoges’ late comeback effort

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Stefan Djordjevic

09/Dec/20 20:06

Limoges put on a valiant comeback effort late in the fourth quarter but Sam Dekker and Kamar Baldwin helped put things straight for Turk Telekom

By Stefan Djordjevic /

Turk Telekom has been facing some troubles recently regarding its roster as well as results but the squad managed to bounce back with a 76-73 win over Limoges CSP, avoiding the French squad’s late comeback effort.

The Turkish team has improved to 2-1 and holds the top of the Basketball Champions League Group G for now while Limoges stayed at one win (1-2).

Sam Dekker led the way with 18 points followed by Michael Eric and Can Korkmaz with 16 each. For Limoges, Phil Scrubb banked in 21 points in addition to Nicolas Lang’s 16 and Jerry Boutsiele’s 11 points.

It should be noted that both squads were short-handed for the duel and the coaches could practically rotate only seven players for their sides throughout the game.

Turk Telekom was off to a much better start, leading by 42-33 at halftime and although it seemed as they’ll close the game in their favor routinely (66-55), Limoges managed to find the strength for a late comeback.

The French even had a five-point lead with a minute remaining but Kamar Baldwin and Sam Dekker pushed their squad back up again with six points of the 8-0 run to steal the win.

Photo Credit: Basketball Champions League