EuroLeague: Barcelona stun Fenerbahçe Beko in Istanbul
Turkey's Fenerbahçe Beko suffered a frustrating home loss to Barcelona on Jan. 17 that ended the Istanbul club's three-game winning streak in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague.
The Spanish team toppled Fenerbahçe 80-74.
Greek playmaker guard Kostas Sloukas led Fenerbahçe Beko with a "double-double" at the Ülker Sports and Event Hall.
Sloukas scored 14 points and made 11 assists. He also took seven rebounds.
The home team's French star Nando De Colo produced 12 points.
De Colo's Serbian teammate Nikola Kalinic dropped 12 points against Barcelona as well.
Fenerbahçe Beko's American forward James Nunnally made 11 points.
The team's other U.S. forward, Derrick Williams, scored 7 points for his team but missed all seven of his 3-pointers against Barca.
Barcelona's Spanish forward Victor Claver was the top scorer in the match, dropping 17 points.
But the visitors' Montenegrin-Spanish player Nikola Mirotic made major contributions to the away victory with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Barcelona's American guard Malcolm Delaney netted 14 points.
In addition, Barca guard Cory Higgins and center Brandon Davies scored 12 points each.
Davies also tallied six rebounds, four assists and three steals.
Following the game, Fenerbahçe Beko has an 8-12 win/loss record in the regular season. They are now in 12th position.
Fenerbahçe Beko had a three-game winning streak in the EuroLeague as their last loss was in a Round 16 game against Valencia Basket by 100-98.
Since then, the Turkish team respectively beat Greece's Olympiacos Piraeus (96-87), Spain's KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz (79-65) and French opponents LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne (86-64).
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