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. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 47-44 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. 27 personal fouls committed by Anadolu Efes helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Serbian center Vladimir Stimac (210-87, agency: Interperformances) had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American-Tunisian Michael Roll (197-87, college: UCLA) chipped in 17 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists during the contest. Besiktas' coach Ufuk Sarica used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was Uruguayan-Italian guard Jayson Granger (189-89) with 25 points and 4 assists. Besiktas maintains second position with 24-6 record having four points less than leader Fenerbahce. Anadolu Efes lost third consecutive game. They keep the third place with seven games lost. They share the position with Darussafaka.

Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Istanbul: Fenerbahce (#1) and Anadolu Efes (#3). Anadolu Efes was smashed at home by 39 points 57-96 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Nigerian power forward Ekpe Udoh (208-87, college: Baylor) notched 22 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and Bogdan Bogdanovic supported him with 15 points and 8 assists. Fenerbahce's coach Zeljko Obradovic felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 12 points by American forward Derrick Brown (203-87, college: Xavier) did not help to save the game for Anadolu Efes. Fenerbahce (28-2) have an impressive 21-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position. Anadolu Efes lost third consecutive game. They keep the third place with seven games lost. They share the position with Darussafaka.
BSL top team - Fenerbahce (28-2) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed sixteenth ranked TED Kolejliler (2-28) in Ankara 101-55. The best player for the winners was James Nunnally who scored 40 points (!!!) and 4 assists (on 16-of-21 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was Devin Thomas who recorded 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Fenerbahce have an impressive 21-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 28-2 record. TED Kolejliler lost tenth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 28 lost games.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 30: Best Balikesir was destroyed by Darussafaka on the opponent's court 95-72. Yesilgiresun unfortunately lost to Banvit BK in a home game 77-88. Tofas managed to beat Pinar Karsiyaka on the road 88-82. Istanbul BBSK was defeated by Gaziantep on its own court 76-92. Trabzonspor beat Usak in a road game 101-92. Galatasaray won against Demir IBB at home 86-79.

Anadolu Efes - Besiktas 90-91

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. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 47-44 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. 27 personal fouls committed by Anadolu Efes helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Serbian center Vladimir Stimac (210-87, agency: Interperformances) had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American-Tunisian Michael Roll (197-87, college: UCLA) chipped in 17 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists during the contest. Besiktas' coach Ufuk Sarica used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was Uruguayan-Italian guard Jayson Granger (189-89) with 25 points and 4 assists and American forward DeShaun Thomas (201-91, college: Ohio St.) scored 19 points and 5 rebounds. Five Besiktas and four Anadolu Efes players scored in double figures. Besiktas maintains second position with 24-6 record having four points less than leader Fenerbahce. Anadolu Efes lost third consecutive game. They keep the third place with seven games lost. They share the position with Darussafaka.

Top scorers:
Anadolu Efes: J.Granger 25+2reb+4ast, D.Thomas 19+5reb+1ast, D.Brown 15+5reb+2ast, T.Heurtel 14+3ast, B.Dunston 7+7reb+2ast, C.Osman 5+2reb+3ast
Besiktas: V.Stimac 22+10reb+1ast, M.Roll 17+6reb+9ast, M.Thompson 17+1reb+1ast, E.Clark 11+5reb+1ast, E.Veyseloglu 11+6reb+2ast, K.Sipahi 5+1reb+1ast

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