Taurasi Turns Tide Again As Galatasaray Beat Gdynia


8. Ayse Cora (Galatasaray)
When in search of a safe pair of hands, look no further - Taurasi led all scorers with 21 points and helped Galatasaray stay unbeaten

If ever in doubt, get the ball to Taurasi.

That's what teams have done so often over the years and that's exactly what Galatasaray did on Wednesday night as they found themselves clinging to a two-point lead over Lotos Gdynia with less than four minutes to go.

Taurasi hit two big shots to help propel the hosts to a 77-71 victory.

She buried a three-pointer to stretch the advantage to 67-62 and after Jolene Anderson scored on a drive for Lotos, Taurasi again hit a three-pointer for a 70-64 lead.

The Turkish outfit, having been on top by 14 late in the third quarter before watching the visitors from Poland find their way back into the game, ended up going in front by nine in the final minute before winning by six.

Taurasi made four of five shots from long range and led all scorers with 21 points.

Tina Charles had eight rebounds to go with her 16 points.

Anderson poured in 20 points in defeat.

Galatasaray improved to 5-0 in Group A and Lotos fell to 1-4.


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