After losing to Bahçeşehir College after a 6-game winning streak in the Turkish Insurance Basketball Super League, Pınar Karşıyaka, who missed the opportunity to reach the top, passed Onvo Büyükçekmece with a score of 104-102 and took the first step for the new series. Going behind 101-102 in the final seconds, the green and red team won with Jaylon Brown’s long distance three pointer. Pınar Karşıyaka, who tasted the victory with the support of intense fans, created a ball of joy after the match. In the 14th-week match, which witnessed one of the most exciting matches of the season, Jaylon Brown, who scored the winning basket for Karşıyaka, and Can Maxim Mutaf from Büyükçekmece, had a three-point duel. Jaylon Brown had 36 points and had 10/13 three-point stats. Can Maxim Mutaf
He scored 31 points while averaging 9/9 three points.
Pınar Karşıyaka finished the first period ahead 33-22. Onvo Büyükçekmece Basketball reduced the gap between Weber and Harris to 2 points against the host team, who outperformed the first 5 minutes of the second quarter by 39-32. Although the visiting team equalized 49-49 with a 3-pointer by Can Maxim Mutaf in the last minute, Pınar Karşıyaka dominated the locker room 52-49. Onvo Büyükçekmece Basketball, which started the third period with three consecutive three-pointers and scored 58-55, was ahead 64-62 in the 25th minute. The guest team, which increased the gap to 10 points (67-77), finished the period 80-76 superior. At the beginning of the last quarter, the last 2 minutes of the match, where the guest team continued to dominate, was entered with 96-96 equality. Pınar Karşıyaka, who scored a 3-pointer with Jaylon Brown on the last offense in the section where the host team took the lead 99-98, won the match 104-102. Pınar Karşıyaka will host UCAM Murcia in a complete or continuation match in Europe tomorrow evening in the FIBA Champions League.
‘Basketball is a game of rhythm’
Pınar Karşıyaka Head Coach Ufuk Sarıca used the following sentences: “We were behind in the Basketball Champions League match we played against Murcia in Spain last week, but we did not quit the match as a team. However, I think our loss of rhythm today was not due to my players. I congratulate my athletes for their struggle and patience. Basketball is a rhythm game. We deserved to win the match. We got what we deserved with a last-second basket. Now we’re going to play a game we have to win tomorrow. We believe that we will carry the series to the third game in the atmosphere we miss, in front of the packed stands and in front of our fans.”