Credit: imago images/Andreas Gora
Credit imago images/Andreas Gora

Maodo Lo and Oscar Da Silva went off for 43 points, and ALBA Berlin (1-2) secured their first victory in a new Turkish Airlines EuroLeague.

Player of the Game
Maodo  Lo
EFF
27
Maodo Lo
Points 21
Accuracy 7-13
Rebounds 2
Assists 5

The German club, in front of their fans 84-70 (18-19, 9-16, 30-18, 27-17), beat Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul (1-2), which suffered the second defeat in a row.

The game was very equal until the fourth quarter, but then ALBA went on a decisive run.

Sikma knocked down the jumper, Maodo Lo added a 3-pointer, Da Silva made a lay-up, while ALBA went on a 16-5 run, and with 3:17 left to play, the hosts were leading by 13 points (76-63).

Fenerbahce didn't manage to come with an answer, and ALBA secured a well-deserved victory.

Da Silva was the top-scorer for both teams, as he finished the game with 22 points (8/11 2PT, 1/2 3PT, 3/3 FT), 5 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 turnover, 5 drawn fouls, and 26 PIR.

Lo added 21 points (3/6 2PT, 4/7 3PT, 3/3 FT), 5 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 turnovers, 6 drawn fouls, and 27 PIR.

"It was the desire of the players. It was unbelievable, ALBA coach Israel Gonzalez noted post-game. "They were tired, but they came here with a lot of desire to play against a great team like Fenerbahce. They believed in themselves and played with conviction on offense. The aggressiveness was much better in the second half."

Fenerbahce made 17 turnovers in tonight's game, while ALBA lost only 8 balls.

The only positive for Fenerbahce was Nando De Colo, who scored 15 points (4/7 2PT, 1/4 3PT, 4/4 FT) and added 8 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 turnovers, 5 drawn fouls, and 26 PIR.

"I cannot explain the second half after how we played in the first half," Fenerbahce's head coach Sasha Obradovic said. "As soon as things were difficult, we put our heads down, our hands down, our character down. This is no way to play basketball. I'm very surprised by the second half. Congratulations to the winning team."

ALBA: Oscar Da Silva 22 (8/11 2PT, 26 PIR), Maodo Lo 21 (3/6 2PT, 4/7 3PT, 27 PIR), Luke Sikma 13 (4/8 2PT, 9 REB, 20 PIR).

Fenerbahce: Nando De Colo 15 (4/7 2PT, 8 AST, 26 PIR), Ahmet Duverioglu 12 (4/6 2PT), Dyshawn Pierre 9 (1/7 3PT).

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Berlyno ALBA
Stambulo Fenerbahce
48%
31/64
Field goals
42%
25/60
31
Rebounds
39
21
Assists
20
12
Steals
5
100%
12/12
Free throws
68%
13/19
9
Turnovers
17

Best players

Oscar da Silva
22 PTS
9/13 FG
3/3 FT
Nando De Colo
15 PTS
5/11 FG
4/4 FT
Luke  Sikma
9 REB
7 DREB
2 OREB
Jan  Vesely
11 REB
9 DREB
2 OREB
Jaleen  Smith
7 As
0 TO
25 MIN
Nando De Colo
8 As
2 TO
22 MIN
Maodo  Lo
27 EFF
50% 2P%
57% 3P%
Nando De Colo
26 EFF
57% 2P%
25% 3P%