TBL: Darüşşafaka Doğuş 74-71 Beşiktaş Integral Forex.

Updated: October 12, 2014

The Turkish Basketball League started this weekend. Beşiktaş’ first opponent was Darüşşafaka Doğuş, who they played 2 times recently and lost both. They played away and were looking to finally beat Darüşşafaka after the defeats they suffered from them in a friendly and in the Turkish Cup.

Beşiktaş started better and played better compared to the game against Darüşşafaka in the Turkish Cup. It was a pretty competitive game and Beşiktaş even managed to lead by 10 points in the 4th quarter with 6 minutes to go, but they couldn’t hold on to the lead and gave the lead away with under a minute left and couldn’t go back ahead to win the game. Beşiktaş could’ve put the game away with a minute to go when they were up by 3, but Muratcan got blocked on a fast break and everything went downhill from there.

With this result, Beşiktaş started the league off with a loss and couldn’t manage to beat Darüşşafaka 3 times in the past 2.5 weeks.

1st Quarter: Darüşşafaka 16-17 BJK

2nd Quarter: Darüşşafaka 33-34 BJK

3rd Quarter: Darüşşafaka 52-56 BJK

4th Quarter: Darüşşafaka 74-71 BJK

Player performances:

  • JaJuan Johnson: 26 points, 7 rebounds and 1 steal (38:45)
  • Kerem Tunçeri: 18 points, 7 assists, 1 rebound and 3 turnovers (31:33)
  • Chris Lofton: 7 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 turnover (25:47)
  • Ryan Broekhoff: 7 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal and 1 turnover (34:23)
  • Hilton Armstrong: 4 points, 5 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 assist and 1 turnover (20:41)
  • Doğan Şenli: 4 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 turnover (17:20)
  • Muratcan Güler: 3 points, 1 rebound and 1 turnover (18:29)
  • Engin Atsür: 2 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound, 2 steals and 3 turnovers (8:54)
  • Caner Erdeniz: (4:08)

Beşiktaş will play at home against Union Olimpija on the 15th in their first match in the Eurocup group stages.

Lastly, transfers are on the agenda for Beşiktaş. Kenan Bajramovic will be returning from last season and either Mickael Gelabale or John Holland will be coming in. Tyler Stone has been loaned out to 2nd league side, Denizli Basket.

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