Besiktas ties the score against Galatasaray
The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 42-32 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Besiktas made 20-of-23 free throws (87.0 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Galatasaray helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American guard David Hawkins (194-82, college: Temple) who scored 24 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Serbian power forward Zoran Erceg (210-85) chipped in 21 points. Four Besiktas players scored in double figures. Serbian forward Boris Savovic (206-87) produced 17 points and 7 rebounds and American guard Jamon Lukas Gordon (191-84) added 12 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. Galatasaray's coach Oktay Mahmudi rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Game Three is scheduled for Sunday, when Besiktas will be the host.
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