|Captain David Hawkins led the way for Besiktas with 24 points|
EuroChallenge champions Besiktas Milangaz pulled even in their Turkish play-off semi-final showdown with Galatasaray by winning Game 2 on Thursday night at the Abdi Ipekci.
After falling 75-74 in the opener, Ergin Ataman's side prevailed 81-72 after a strong second half display from his troops.
Trailing 21-17 at the end of the first quarter and 40-39 at the break, Besiktas turned on the style in the second half and recorded an 81-72 victory.
"Now the series is in our hands," said the sharpshooting guard and Turkish Cup MVP of Besiktas, Serhat Cetin.
"We want to finish the (best-of-five) series, 3-1. I hope everything goes as planned."
Gala out-rebounded Besiktas, who played big man Pops Mensah-Bonsu for less than six minutes, 41-30, but they made just 11 of 17 free-throws.
Besiktas were right on target at the charity stripe, drilling 20 of 23 attempts.
Cetin added 13 points for the winners, who host Game 3 on Sunday.