Osman and Korkmaz lead Turkey to comeback win over Italy

2019-08-18T18:48:29+00:00 2019-08-18T18:50:44+00:00.

Aris Barkas

18/Aug/19 18:48


The Turkish national team finished the “Acropolis” tournament on a high note

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Turkey dominated the last quarter and got the 72-70 win over Italy after a dog fight. Alessandro Gentile finished the game with 26 points but failed to score in the closing seconds and the Turkish national team prevailed.

Cedi Osman who scored the go-ahead three (70-68) and had 20 points in total was the leader of the winners. Ersan Ilyasova added 16 points and Furkan Korkmaz scored 12 and key buckets in the closing minutes.

Italy which is still missing Gigi Datome and Danilo Gallinari might have a valid argument for a foul on Gentile in the closing seconds. Daniel Hackett added 16 points in the best game of the Italians in the tournament. Still, they were beaten in all three games.

The partial score in the last quarter was 24-9 for Turkey and Italy couldn’t defend a 61-48 advantage after three periods of play.