Fenerbahce is not at their best this end of the season. Due to many injuries, they had any chance in the Euroleague Final 4, where they have lost both games. Now the missing of key players it seems to continue for the Turkish powerhouse as well in the domestic league where they are facing the revelation of the season, Turk Telekom.
Coming from the 2nd division, Fenerbahce’s playoff opponents had high hopes for this season. And you can say that was a good year since they achieved the Cup semifinals and the playoff presence. Now, Turk Telekom is in front of his toughest exam. Unfortunately, they were not able to win, despite leading the battle for 3 quarters. In the end, Obradovic’s team came back strong in the 4th quarter not giving them any chance to bounce back.
In spite of important absences, like Jan Vesley or Luigi Datome, Fenerbahce managed a fabulous end of the game. They have finished with 26-14 the last stanza, winning the game with 82-72. Actually, Fenerbahce had for this game fewer foreigners than it’s allowed to be used in the Turkish league. Only Sloukas, Melli, Kalinic and Guduric were the foreigners for Fenerbahce, a fact that made this victory even bigger.
The experience of playing together so many years and the coach Obradovic greatness are the keys for Fenerbahce in the most difficult moments of the game. If the injured players won’t be back for Fenerbahce, Turk Telekom still has a big chance to win the 2nd game of the playoff at home, in Ankara.
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