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2.Besiktas Sompo Japan246
3.Anadolu Efes237
4.Darussafaka Dogus237
6.Galatasaray Odeabank1812
7.Gaziantep Basketbol1614
9.Pinar Karsiyaka1515
10.Istanbul BSB.1119
11.Yesilgiresun Bld.1020
12.Trabzonspor Medical Park1020
13.D.I. Buyukcekmece Basket921
14.Muratbey Usak Sportif822
15.Best Balikesir723
16.Halk En. TED Kolejliler228

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Anadolu Efes re-signs forward Brown
Anadolu Efes Istanbul reached a new agreement with power forward Derrick Brown to keep working together for two more years, until the end of the 2018-19 season, the club announced Wednesday.


Galatasaray brings back coach Kunter
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul has reunited with its former coach Erman Kunter, the club announced Monday. Kunter, 51, coached Le Mans Sarthe Basket in each of the last three seasons, but left the club in February.


Fenerbahce sweeps Besiktas to defend Turkish crown
Fenerbahce Istanbul erased a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime and defeat Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul 94-98, complete a 4-0 series sweep and clinch its second straight Turkish League championship.


Coach Ergin Ataman left Galatasaray
Experienced 51-year old coach Ergin Ataman left Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (BSL). Ataman has coached there for the last five years. He helped them to make it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals.


Fenerbahce tops Besiktas in Turkish finals opener
Fenerbahce Istanbul held off Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul 75-69 in the opening game of their best-of-seven Turkish League finals


Fenerbahce up 2-0 in Turkish finals
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champion Fenerbahce Istanbul took a strong step toward a repeat title in the Turkish League with an 83-74 home win


Brown keeps Efes alive in Turkish semis
Anadolu Efes Istanbul stayed alive in the Turkish League semifinals thanks to a buzzer-beating two-point shot by Derrick Brown that was worth a 66-65 home win over Besiktas Sompo Japan.


Fenerbahce completes semifinals sweep of Darussafaka
Bogdan Bogdanovic led five Fenerbahce Istanbul scorers in double figures with 19 points and 5 assists as the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champs took another step toward successfully defending their Turkish League crown


BSL Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Besiktas and Fenerbahce extend leads
Besiktas held off Anadolu Efes to open 2-0 lead in the semifinal series. 24 personal fouls committed by Anadolu Efes helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities.


Bennett leaves Fenerbahce
New Euroleague Champion Fenerbahce Istanbul (BSL) parted ways with ex-no1 pick of the NBA draft Anthony Bennett (203-93). In 7 BSL games he recorded 9.0ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.4apg this season. He also played 10 games in Euroleague, but he averaged only 1.2ppg.


BSL Round 2 of QF Fenerbahce, Darussafaka and Besiktas reach semifinals
Fenerbahce outlasted Tofas on the road to sweep the series. Fenerbahce shot 63.3 percent from the field. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. International guard Melih Mahmutoglu.


BSL Round 30 of Regular Season
The most interesting game of round 30 was only one-point a home defeat of 3rd ranked Anadolu Efes (23-7) to second ranked Besiktas (24-6) 91-90 in the game for the second place.


Fenerbahce chairman barred from basketball courts for 6 months for attackin
Aziz Yildirim, the chairman of Istanbul-based sports club Fenerbahce, has been barred from basketball games for six months and fined 40,000 Turkish Liras ($11,162) for attacking a rival club’s chairman.


Turkish Basketball Quality Is at All-Time High
There is no doubt that Turkish basketball teams and players alike are of world-class quality. Just take a look at the number of Turkish teams playing in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague.


Besiktas add Jeter to their roster
Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul (BSL) added to their roster experienced 34-year old Ukrainian ex-international point guard Eugene Jeter (180-79kg-83).


Play Off 2016-2017

Final (Best Of 7)

Fenerbahce vs. Besiktas Sompo Japan
Winner: Fenerbahce (4-0)
Game 109.06.2017 20:00 Ulker Sports Arena
Fenerbahce - Besiktas Sompo Japan 75 - 69
Game 211.06.2017 18:00 Ulker Sports Arena
Fenerbahce - Besiktas Sompo Japan 83 - 74
Game 314.06.2017 20:00 Akatlar, Istanbul
Besiktas Sompo Japan - Fenerbahce 80 - 86
Game 416.06.2017 20:00 Akatlar, Istanbul
Besiktas Sompo Japan - Fenerbahce 94 - 98

Semi Finals (Best Of 5)

Fenerbahce vs. Darussafaka Dogus
Winner: Fenerbahce (3-0)
Game 129.05.2017 20:00 Ulker Sports Arena
Fenerbahce - Darussafaka Dogus 94 - 72
Game 231.05.2017 20:00 Ulker Sports Arena
Fenerbahce - Darussafaka Dogus 95 - 81
Game 302.06.2017 20:00 Volkswagen Arena
Darussafaka Dogus - Fenerbahce 74 - 90
Besiktas Sompo Japan vs. Anadolu Efes
Winner: Besiktas Sompo Japan (3-1)
Game 130.05.2017 20:00 Akatlar, Istanbul
Besiktas Sompo Japan - Anadolu Efes 90 - 71
Game 201.06.2017 20:00 Akatlar, Istanbul
Besiktas Sompo Japan - Anadolu Efes 74 - 72
Game 303.06.2017 20:00 Abdi Ipekci
Anadolu Efes - Besiktas Sompo Japan 66 - 65
Game 406.06.2017 20:00 Abdi Ipekci
Anadolu Efes - Besiktas Sompo Japan 65 - 91

Quarter Finals (Best Of 3)

Fenerbahce vs. Tofas
Winner: Fenerbahce (2-0)
Game 124.05.2017 20:30 Ulker Sports Arena
Fenerbahce - Tofas 92 - 76
Game 226.05.2017 20:30 Tofas Sports Hall
Tofas - Fenerbahce 73 - 79
Besiktas Sompo Japan vs. Gaziantep Basketbol
Winner: Besiktas Sompo Japan (2-0)
Game 123.05.2017 18:30 Akatlar, Istanbul
Besiktas Sompo Japan - Gaziantep Basketbol 66 - 57
Game 225.05.2017 18:30 Karatas Sahinbey
Gaziantep Basketbol - Besiktas Sompo Japan 70 - 77
Anadolu Efes vs. Galatasaray Odeabank
Winner: Anadolu Efes (2-1)
Game 123.05.2017 20:30 Abdi Ipekci
Anadolu Efes - Galatasaray Odeabank 95 - 85
Game 225.05.2017 20:30 Abdi Ipekci
Galatasaray Odeabank - Anadolu Efes 73 - 63
Game 327.05.2017 20:00 Abdi Ipekci
Anadolu Efes - Galatasaray Odeabank 87 - 76
Darussafaka Dogus vs. Banvit
Winner: Darussafaka Dogus (2-0)
Game 124.05.2017 18:30 Volkswagen Arena
Darussafaka Dogus - Banvit 72 - 67
Game 226.05.2017 18:30 Kara Ali Acar
Banvit - Darussafaka Dogus 70 - 74

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