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Group:  K | 09.01.2007, 19:15h
Group:  K | 09.01.2007, 19:15h
81-71
18 - 1421 - 1724 - 1818 - 22
18 - 1421 - 1724 - 1818 - 22
Venue: Ankara (TUR) |
Spectators: 2500 |

GAME REPORT


Turk Telekom Get Past Spirou

Erwin Dudley was at it again on Tuesday with a 28-point masterclass to lead his side to victory over Spirou Charleroi.

Dudley, a 2.01m center from Alabama, is averaging better than 22 points in the EuroCup and his output in the 81-71 victory equalled a season-high.

The Turkish-based outfit are not usually mentioned among the favourites in this competition but they are looking more and more dangerous as each week of games is played.

In Round I, Dudley and Co won five of their six games and in Turkey's top flight they are also flying high and nearly certain to qualify for the post-season.

Eight of the big man's points came in the opening quarter when the home side took control for good.

His dunk lifted Turk Telekom into an 8-6 advantage, and after jump shots from Amit Tamir and Sasha Massot put the Belgians into a two point lead, Dudley sparked the hosts again.

Tutku Acik fed him down low and he powered his way up for a lay-up to level the score at 10-10.

Derrick Alson's jumper, and a bucket from Mutlu Akpinar stretched the lead to four before Dudley's lay-up took the lead to six.

Tamir stopped the bleeding with a lay-up of his own after a Ralph Biggs steal, but Alston spotted Dudley again in good position and the tower of power showed his soft touch with a jumper to restore the six-point edge.

Biggs' lay-up trimmed the deficit back to four by the end of the first quarter, but Turk Telekom turned on the style over the next two periods.

They outscored Spirou 21-17 in the second for a 39-31 lead at half-time, and then pressed home their advantage in the third when building a 63 49 advantage.

Dudley also had 12 rebounds in the game as Turk Telekom outboarded their opponents 35-25.

Biggs paced Spirou with 21 points.

Turk Telekom were superior shooting the ball inside the arc, making 24 of 33 (72.7%) compared to 17 of 35 (48.6%) for Spirou.

Accumulated statistics

55.2%

32/58
FG
M/A

40.9%

27/66

72.7%

24/33
FG2P
M/A

48.6%

17/35

32.0%

8/25
FG3P
M/A

32.3%

10/31

64.3%

9/14
FT
M/A

100.0%

7/7

35

8/27
RT
RO/RD

25

7/18

15

AS

12

16

TO

10

6

ST

12

3

BS

2

11

PF

18

81

Pts

71

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