De Colo drops season-high as Fenerbahce defeat Bursaspor in Game 1

2022-05-15 14:08
Credit: Tolga Adanali/Euroleague Basketball via Getty Images
Credit Tolga Adanali/Euroleague Basketball via Getty Images

In Game 1 of the Turkish Basketball League playoffs series, Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul got a home win and defeated Frutti Extra Bursaspor 100-87 (26-21, 24-26, 23-22, 27-18), and took a 1-0 series lead.

Nando De Colo was the top performer for the winners, accumulating 27 points (9/11 2PT, 1/3 3PT, 6/6 FT), 5 assists and 29 PIR.

On the opposing side, Onuralp Bitim was the high-scorer for Bursaspor, ending with 18 points (6/7 2PT, 1/4 3PT, 3/4 FT), 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 17 PIR.

Points this season

Points made: 82,3
Accuracy: 47,7%
Place in standings: 8
Record max: 103
Record min: 65
Best scorer: Andrew Andrews

After almost all the game going neck-by-neck, Pieria Henry made a 3-pointer, James Birsen added a duo and Fenerbahce built their first double-digit lead of the game (85-75) with 5:58 left.

Visitors managed to reduce the deficit to 7 (80-87) with 4:11 remaining, but EuroLeague side responded with 7 consecutive points (94-80) with 2:04 to go and buried EuroCup runner-ups‘ hopes to win a game.

Fenerbahce: Nando De Colo 27, Devin Booker 15 (6 REB, 4 AST), Melih Mahmutoglu 14, Pierria Henry 12.

Bursaspor: Onuralp Bitim 18 (4 REB), Derek Needham 17 (5 AST), John Holland 14, Andrew Andrews 12 (4 REB, 4 AST).

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