Check out the preseason results of Turkish Airlines EuroLeague teams from Sunday, September 4.
Preseason: Fenerbahce edges Efes in TUBAD final
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul captured its first trophy of the preseason by taking down archrival Anadolu Efes Istanbul 92-96 in the final of the 15th TUBAD Mehmet Baturalp Tournament at Sinan Erdem Sports Hall. Three newcomers did the heavy lifting for Fenerbahce with Johnathan Motley scoring 21 and Carsen Edwards and Scottie Wilbekin going for 18 apiece. Motley was named tournament MVP. Fenerbahce led 49-38 at halftime and deflected all Efes attempts to get back in the game in the final two quarters. Efes relied on the old guard with Bryant Dunston scoring 18, Rodrigue Beaubois amassing 14 points and 5 assists and Tibor Pleiss combining 14 points with 6 rebounds.
Zalgiris Kaunas cruised to victory in its second game of the preseason, 84-68, over German side Rostock Seawolves. Rolands Smits scored 22 points on 4-of-5 three-point shooting to lead the winners. Tomas Dimsa added 11 points, Edgaras Ulanovas scored 10 and Mantas Kalnietis dished 8 assists for Zalgiris. JeQuan Lewis paced Rostock with 17 points. The hosts led by 3 after 10 minutes before pouring in 29 second-quarter points to lead 51-36 at halftime. Zalgiris shot 10 for 23 (43.5%) on threes in the game.
ALBA Berlin hosted Bakker Bears of Denmark for an exhibition game at Mercedes-Benz Arena which the Berliners won 92-74. Coach Israel Gonzalez shared the playing time equitably with teenager Gabriel Procida the only man to play more than 22 minutes while all 11 players in uniform featured for at least 14 minutes. Ben Lammers led the way with 18 points and 9 boards and Yannick Wetzell added 15 points in as many minutes. Adel Deng paced Bakken with 28 points.
FC Bayern Munich rallied from an 18-point third-quarter deficit to beat 7DAYS EuroCup side Dolomiti Energia Trento 66-62. Cassius Winston scored 19 points and dished 4 assists and his backcourt mate Corey Walden added 9 for the winners. For Trento, Trent Lockett scored 15 and teenager Matteo Spagnolo netted 13. Virtus Segafredo Bologna came up short in its preseason debut, falling 93-101 to fellow Italian squad VL Pesaro. Daniel Hackett scored 15, Jordan Mickey added 14, Kyle Weems 12 and Sam Ojeleye and Iffe Lundberg netted 11 each for Virtus. Kwam Cheatham led all scorers with 26 for Pesaro.
Anadolu Efes Istanbul 92-96 Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul, TUBAD Tournament final, Istanbul, Turkey
Virtus Segafredo Bologna 93-101 Pesaro, Friendly game, Ravenna, Italy
FC Bayern Munich 66-62 Dolomiti Energia Trento, Friendly game, Brunico, Italy
Zalgiris Kaunas 84-68 Rostock Seawolves, Friendly game, Kaunas, Lithuania
ALBA Berlin 92-74. Bakken Bears, Friendly game, Berlin, Germany