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 by routing Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul 74-90 to complete a 3-0 sweep in their best-of-five semifinals series. Bobby Dixon added 15 points, Nikola Kalinic scored 13, Luigi Datome 12 and Jan Vesely 11. Bogdanovic and Vesely combined for all the points in a 0-11 start to the game and Fenerbahce never looked back. The hosts trailed 35-46 at halftime and rallied to within 51-53 in the third quarter, but Dixon drilled a three in a 0-10 charge to push the difference to 57-73 and Fenerbahce cruised the rest of the way. James Anderson paced Darussafaka with 21 points, Brad Wanamaker scored 17 and Dairis Bertans added 13. Fenerbahce will face the winners of the series between Anadolu Efes Istanbul and Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul in the finals.