Credit: D.Repečka/BasketNews
Credit D.Repečka/BasketNews

In the second Istanbul derby of the day, Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul (7-1) defeated Besiktas Istanbul (5-3) 82-74 (21-27, 25-14, 13-13, 23-20) to redeem themselves after Turkish Airlines EuroLeague losses. It was Fenerbahce's fourth Basketball Super League victory in a row.

3-pointers this season

Points made: 6,3
Accuracy: 32,1%
Place in standings: 28
Record max: 9
Record min: 4
Most made 3FGs: Trevon Bluiett

Sasa Djordjevic's men found themselves in the first spot of the standings.

Besiktas led the way 37-25 in the mid-second quarter but Fener responded with an 18-4 push to close the first half on a high note and gain the 2-point advantage (43-41). Their lead reached 11 points (56-45) in the third period.

Even though Besiktas managed to cut their deficit to just two points (59-61) at the start of the decisive quarter, Fenerbahce pushed the accelerator pedal and finished the game on top.

Melih Mahmutoglu was a top scorer for Fener, posting 18 (8/14 2PT, 0/4 3PT, 2/2 FT), 2 rebounds, and 2 assists.

Jordan Bone was the bright spot for Besiktas. He accumulated 21 points (8/11 2PT, 1/5 3PT, 2/2 FT), 3 rebounds, and 5 assists.

Fenerbahce: Melih Mahmutoglu 18, Marko Guduric 15 (3 AST), Achille Polonara 14 (8 REB), Pierria Henry 10 (4 AST), Jan Vesely 9 (5 REB).

Besiktas: Jordan Bone 21 (3 REB, 5 AST), Rondae Hollis-Jefferson 17 (4 REB), Trevon Bluiett 17 (5 REB, 3 AST), Egehan Arna 11. 

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