Stellar Andrews-Bitim duo propels Bursa past Fenerbahce, forces Game 3

2022-05-17 19:35
Credit: IMAGO/Nordphoto
Credit IMAGO/Nordphoto

Frutti Extra Bursaspor eased past Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 97-77 (21-15, 19-17, 28-29, 29-16) and tied the Turkish League quarterfinals series at one win apiece.

The decisive Game 3 is set to take place in Istanbul.

Even though Bursa had plus 14 (67-53) in the third tally, Fenerbahce came within 7 points before the decisive 10 minutes of the match (61-68).

Free throws this season

79%
14,0
Points made: 14,0
Accuracy: 79,2%
Place in standings: 8
Record max: 24
Record min: 3
Most made FTs: Andrew Andrews

Nevertheless, the hosts arranged a game-deciding 10-0 spurt at the start of the fourth and gained a 15-point advantage (78-63), which was too much to handle for Fener.

Andrew Andrews and Onuralp Bitim were outstanding for the winners.

Andrews finished the duel with 23 points (0/5 2PT, 7/9 3PT, 2/2 FT), 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals, 1 turnover, and 28 PIR, while Bitim had 22 points (2/3 2PT, 6/9 3PT), 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 1 turnover, and 31 PIR.

Bursaspor: Andrew Andrews 23 (6 REB), Onuralp Bitim 22 (8 REB), Kevarrius Hayes 14 (8 REB), Derek Needham 12 (7 AST), Metin Turen 11.

Fenerbahce: Devin Booker 16 (6 REB), Nando De Colo 15, Pierria Henry 13 (6 REB), Sehmus Hazer 10.



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