Fenerbahce Beko dominate Barcelona in EuroLeague clash

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Fenerbahce Beko's commanding 88-74 victory over Barcelona bolster their Turkish Airlines EuroLeague playoff prospects

Fenerbahce Beko dominate Barcelona in EuroLeague clash

Fenerbahce Beko beat Barcelona 88-74 on Wednesday in a Turkish Airlines EuroLeague regular season game to increase their playoff chances.

Fourth-place Fenerbahce dominated the whole game in Istanbul. The victors' American-Turkish playmaker guard, Scottie Wilbekin, scored 18 points.

The hosts' four players, Nigel Hayes-Davis, Tarik Biberovic, Marko Guduric, and Nick Calathes, scored at least 12 points against Barcelona.

The Turkish club's venue, Ulker Sports And Event Hall, has become a fortress this season. Fenerbahce earned its 14th home win in 15 games.

Dario Brizuela led Barcelona with 18 points, and Nicolas Laprovittola added 11 points for the guests. They were the only Barca players to score double digits in a Round 30 match in Istanbul.

Fenerbahce Beko improved to 19-11, but second-place Barcelona dropped to 20-10 after the loss.

In their next fixture, Fenerbahce Beko will visit 12th-place EA7 Emporio Armani Milan in Italy on Friday.

Barcelona will play Panathinaikos AKTOR Athens in a critical game on Friday in Greece. Panathinaikos is third, with a 19-11 win/loss record.

The EuroLeague regular season will end on April 12 with Round 34 games.

The best six clubs in the standings will qualify for the playoffs.

The clubs ranked seventh through 10th will advance to the play-in, a knockout phase before the playoffs, after the regular season.

Leaders Real Madrid, who have 24 wins in 30 rounds, have a guaranteed spot in the EuroLeague playoffs.

Source: AA

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