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Saturday, March 22, 2014

SDH Presents Euroleague Basketball Highlights: Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul vs. FC Bayern Munich (3/21/2014)


Like a phoenix rising from the ashes of devastating injures this season, Galatasaray Liv Hospital moved into a tie for Group F's last playoffs spot when it held of FC Bayern Munich for a 76-69 victory before 10,000 adoring fans in Istanbul on Friday. The victory forged a three-way tie for fourth place with Munich and Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar, all with 5-6 records and three games left in the Top 16. Among the three, however, Galatasaray enjoys a tie-break advantage due to its two victories over Munich and one over Lokomotiv.

Carlos Arroyo masterminded Friday's win by scoring 16 points and dishing 11 assists, a Galatasaray club record in the Euroleague. Pops Mensah-Bonsu and Malik Hairston followed with 14 points each for the winners, who made 23 of 37 two-point shots, or 62%. Munich got 16 points from last week's MVP, guard Malcolm Delany, 12 and 7 rebounds from John Bryant, 10 and 6, respectively, from Yassin Idbihi.  Make sure you visit www.euroleague.livebasketball.tv to access live games with much more videos and do not forget to check on +Slap Dog Hoops  for all the scores, recaps and highlights in +EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL.