By Johnny Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Frutti Extra Bursaspor never trailed and built a safe distance down the stretch to take down Fenerbahce Beko in convincing fashion, 97-77, and tie the best-of-three series 1-1 Tuesday.
Putting the finishing touches on victory, Washington product Andrew Andrews got to 23 points and seven triples. Explosive forward Onuralp Bitim threw in 22 more points and tucked in six of nine three-point attempts. The team guided by Serbian tactician Dusan Alimpijevic went for 23/38 overall from beyond the arc to even the Quarterfinals series of the BSL playoffs.
Kevarrius Hayes produced 14 points and Derek Needham tallied 12 points to go along with a game-high seven assists. Metin Turen added 11 points wrapping the double-digit scoring field of Game 2 and John Holland followed with nine points to his name.
Former Clemson standout Devin Booker recorded a team-high 16 points for the team coached by Sasha Djordjevic. French Nando de Colo ended up with 15 points and Pierria Henry had 13 points. Recently ruled out for at least two weeks, Dyshawn Pierre (left hamstring) was among the players sidelined.
With a 91-76 victory in Game 2, Galatasaray Nef swept Bahcesehir Koleji to become the first team to advance on Monday. The remaining best-of-three series are knotted at one win apiece with Anadolu Efes tangled up with Pinar Karsiyaka until 24 May and Gaziantep colliding with Darussafaka tomorrow, Wednesday.
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