Besiktas Advance To Turkish Finals

23 May 2012

30. Carlos Arroyo (Besiktas Milangaz)
David Hawkins led all Besiktas scorers once again in this play-off series, but in the last game had plenty of support from Carlos Arroyo

Besiktas Milangaz are still on course for a Turkish league, cup and EuroChallenge treble after sealing a 3-1 triumph over regular season winners Galatasaray in the Beko Basketbol Ligi play-off semi-finals.

Ergin Ataman's team broke open a close Game 4 in the fourth quarter, outscoring Gala 26-14 over the last 10 minutes en route to an 84-73 victory.

David Hawkins had another excellent outing for Besiktas, pouring in a game-high 24 points and Puerto Rico international Carlos Arroyo weighed in with 23 and six assists.

Besiktas now await the winners of the other semi-final, which Anadolu Efes leads 2-1 against Banvit.

Ataman's team has been making headlines all season long, both in Europe and in Turkey.

New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Williams played for the club during the NBA Lockout and scored 50 points in a EuroChallenge game against Gottingen.

The team continued to win following his return to the NBA and is now a final series victory away from going down as one of the greatest sides in Turkish basketball history.


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