|Birkan Batuk was one of four players in double figures for Pinar Karsiyaka|
Pinar Karsiyaka stormed back from behind to make it two wins out of two while inflicting another defeat on EuroChallenge Group G strugglers ETHA Encomi tonight.
The Encomi offense froze when it mattered most as they managed only two points in the final five minutes, watching a seemingly comfortable 73-62 lead become another loss.
Four consecutive three-pointers, the first from Birkan Batuk before three straight from David Holston, turned the game on its head as Pinar went 74-73 up with three minutes to go.
The run continued with two free throws and a lay-up from Jovo Stanojevic, and the visitors were 82-73 up on Batuk's late lay-up.
Encomi had the final word with a lay-up from Kenvarrios Tutt, but the game was long-since lost.
Holston led Pinar with 23 points, including five of 10 from three-point range, while Stanojevic had 22.
Omar Sneed added 11 and Batuk 10, while Furkan Aldemir had a big night on the boards, collecting 15 rebounds to go with seven points.
Tutt led Encomi with 21 points while Anthony King had 17 and 11 rebounds.
Valdas Dabkus added 16 points and Reginald Redding 13.
Karsiyaka Head Coach Hakan Demir:
"Our team didn't have a good game in most parts of this game, but we played well in the last 2 minutes, and we take one important win for the remainder of the competition."
Karsiyaka player David Holston:
"We did not play very well tonight. In the last two minutes we played as we should have played.The last 3 point shots helped us the most to win the game. This was a very important away win, and now we have the next game at our place that we will try to take. It will be very important for us to continue for the next round.
ETHA Encomi Head Coach Antonis Konstantinides:
"We tried too hard to win this game but we were unlucky at the last 2 minutes, when Karsiyiaka scored four shots of three points and won the game. This lost game it hurts our team but we continue to try for the best"
"We are very disappointed from the way we lost the game. We were very unlucky although we tried very hard for the win.We will try our best for the next games. We will concentrate for the next local game."