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We started the Türkiye Sigorta Basketball Super League with a win: 77-68

We hosted Galatasaray Nef in the first-week match of the Türkiye Sigorta Basketball Super League and we won the game 77-68. We were ahead 38-33 in the first half of the match played at Sinan Erdem Dome.

While our team started the game with Micic, Beaubois, Elijah, M'Baye, and Zizic starting five, the first points of the game came with Beaubois's three-pointer. After Zizic and Micic's layups, we brought the score to 7-0 at 2:30 and the visiting team's timeout came. After the timeout, our team continued to score under the rim and at 6:30 we increased the lead to 11 points: 13-2. We got two hits on the foul line with Micic in the remaining section, and the first 10 minutes of the fight were passed with a 15-9 advantage. Our first six points in the second quarter came from Micic's hand, while Egemen, who scored three points in the basket foul position, brought the score to 24-18 in the 15th minute. After Egemen and Elijah's three-pointers made the score 30-23 at 26:30, we finished the first half ahead 38-33 with points from M'Baye and Elijah in the remaining time.

Our first field goal in the second half came from Zizic, and Beaubois made two three-pointers in a row, bringing the score to 46-37 in the 23rd minute. While the score was 50-48 in the 28th minute with Zizic's under-the-rim points, we had an accurate free throw with Micic in the last two minutes of the quarter and we were behind 51-52 in the final period. With the points from Beaubois and Egemen in the final period, we took the lead 58-54 in the 32nd minute. When Elijah scored a lay-up after a defensive rebound, we brought the score to 60-54 at 32:30 and the visiting team took a timeout. Beaubois responded in the same way to our opponent’s three-pointer after the timeout: 63-57. When the score was 63-65 in the 35th minute, this time coach Ergin Ataman took a time-out. After the timeout, the score was tied in the 37th minute by Micic's mid-range shot: 65-65. After Beaubois' layup, Elijah scored a three-pointer and put our team ahead again in the 39th minute: 70-68. We scored with Micic and M'Baye in the last minute of the match and we won the match 77-68.

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