Fenerbahce Ulker rolls to ninth straight win
Fenerbahce Ulker rolled to its ninth consecutive Top 16 victory by beating Unicaja Malaga 78-63 on its home floor on Thursday. The Turkish champs improved to 10-2, while Unicaja fell to 2-10.
Andrew Goudelock scored 22 points and Nemanja Bjelica totaled 15 points, 11 rebounds and 2 blocks to lead the charge.
Unicaja started strong and scored the game’s first 7 points. It was 19-21 after 10 minutes and after Fener took control in the second quarter, Unicaja closed to within 3 in the closing seconds. But Bogdan Bogdanovic’s three-quarter’s court buzzer-beater made it 39-33 at the half. Then Bjelica, Bogdanovic and Goudelock combined to score 20 of Fenerbahce’s 24 third-quarter points to break the game open. The lead hit 18 and Unicaja never threatened again.
Bogdanovic added 11 points for the hosts.
Ryan Toolson scored 14 and Stefan Markovic 10 in defeat.
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