Team Asia outscore European side in All Star game

Team Asia outscore European side in All Star game played in Istanbul. Europe posted a 37-32 rally in the start of the game, while the opponents replied with a 38-33 run to tie the score at the halftime. It looked as if Europe would benefit from the game as they won the third period 48-38 and led 10 points before the last stanza. Team Asia however erupted with a massive 43-24 surge to seal the victory.

Baris Ermis (194-PG-85) stepped up with 22 points and 14 assists to be named MVP of the game. Jeff Ayres (206-F-87) netted 26 and had 12 rebounds, while Christopher Obekpa (208-F/C-93) and Metecan Birsen (208-F-95) poured in 17 apiece. Erving Walker answered wit 30 points in the losing effort.

Onuralp Bitim (196-SG-99) clinched Slam Dunk Contest crown, while Brady Heslip (191-SG-90, college: Baylor) celebrated victory in Three-Point Shootout Contest.

eurobasket.com

22.01.2018