Anadolu Efes crushed Turk Telekom, tension between Itoudis and Motley in Fenerbahce’s win

2023-05-13T21:52:48+00:00 2023-05-13T21:56:04+00:00.

Nikola Miloradovic

13/May/23 21:52

Anadolu Efes grabbed a huge win over Turk Telekom, while Fenerbahce defeated Darussafaka, as coach Dimitris Itoudis and Johnathan Motley got into a heated exchange

By Eurohoops team /

With the TBSL playoffs approaching, Anadolu Efes is playing better and better, and in Round 29 they crushed the leaders Turk Telekom Ankara with a 102-87 win at home.

It was all over after the third quarter, as the home team ended it 34-13 in their favor. Still, the guests from Ankara managed to soften the blow in the final period with 37 scored points.

Ante Zizic led the winning side with 22 points, while Vasilije Micic added 20. Four more players scored in double digits: Will Clyburn with 18 points, Rodrigue Beaubois with 15, Elijah Bryant with 13, and Shane Larkin with 11 points.

For Turk Telekom, Michael Eric had a double-double of 15 points and 11 assists, while Jerian Grant and Tony Taylor each added 15 points. Nate Sestina followed with 14 and Axel Bouteille with 11 points.

Fenerbahce defeatad Darussafaka, as Itoudis and Motley clashed

In Round 29 of TBSL Fenerbahce Beko also won, but away from home against Darussafaka, 73-79.

The heated exchange between head coach Dimitris Itoudis and Johnathan Motley already in the first quarter marked the duel, as the Greek coach expelled the US player from the game. Eventually, Motley returned and stayed on the bench in good spirits, while his teammates defeated Darussafaka.

Nigel Hayes Davis led Itoudis’ team with 16 points, Dyshawn Pierre added 14, while Sehmus Hazer and Tonye Jekiri scored 12 points each. Marko Guduric, Nick Calathes, and Carsen Edwards were rested.

For the losing side, Dogus Ozdemiroglu scored 20 points, Wayne McCullough added 13, and Ercan Osmani and Gabriel Olaseni scored 12 each.

TBSL, Round 29 results:

Buyukcekmece – Pinar Karsiyaka 85-72
Bursaspor – Tofas 77-92
Merkezefendi – Galatasaray 53-78
Konyaspor – Manisa 87-91
Petkim Spor – Gaziantep 80-79
Bahcesehir – Besiktas 86-83
Anadolu Efes – Turk Telekom 102-87
Darussafaka – Fenerbahce 73-79

Standings: 1. Turk Telekom 24-5, 2. Fenerbahce 22-5, 3. Pinar Karsiyaka 20-9, 4. Anadolu Efes 20-8…