Landesberg, Stimac power Turk Telekom over Galatasaray

2019-02-13T17:08:27+00:00 2019-02-13T19:47:27+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

13/Feb/19 17:08

The 2019 Turkish Cup host, Turk Telekom, opened the Final Eight tourney eliminating Galatasaray.

By Eurohoops team/

This year’s Turkish Cup started with a thrilling game with many lead changes. The Final Eight host, Turk Telekom, secured a semifinals spot by defeating Galatasaray Doga Sigorta, 85-79, at the Ankara Arena.

Sylven Landesberg went off for 27 points. Vladimir Stimac added 21 points of his own including a clutch three-point play with 31 seconds to go, also grabbed 12 rebounds and dished five assists en route for a PIR of 31.

Zach Auguste led a five-player double-digit bunch scoring 21 points, but wasn’t enough for Ertugrul Erdogan’s side. “It was a difficult loss for us. We weren’t careful with the ball. I myself missed too many free shots” the 25-year-old said after the match.

Fenerbahce Beko will face Bahcesehir Koleji later today. The quarterfinal stage will conclude tomorrow with Anadolu Efes against Gaziantep and Tofas against Besiktas Sompo Japan.

Photo Credit: Turk Telekom