Strauss Iscar Nahariya wrapped up their FIBA Europe League quarter-final play-off series against Türk Telekom in style, defeating the Turkish side 75:98 in their own back yard to advance to the next round.
The trademark high gear offense was in full effect as Nahariya combined to shoot a blistering 53% from the field, including 16/29 three-pointers in the win.
The game was close in the opening period, but the Israelis outscored their opponents 33:19 in the second quarter and set the tone for the remainder of the game. Turk Telekom were given no chance of reply and Nahariya cruised to victory.
In the spread-the-wealth Nahariya offense, 4 players hit double figures in scoring, led by Stevin Smith with 18 points and 6 assists. Nahariya’s second American Eric Campbell also had a productive evening, contributing 17 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks in the victory.
Turk Telekom were again without scoring threat Semsettin Bas, and Monty Mack and Bekir Yarangume could not make up for his absence, shooting a combined 5/21 from the field.
Nahariya will play the winner of the Ural Great v. BC Khimki series, which currently stands 1-1.