18 May 2012 /TODAY’S ZAMAN
Beşiktaş Milangaz tied the score at 1-1 with Galatasaray at the semifinals of the men’s Beko Turkish Basketball League (TBL) championship playoffs, defeating the İstanbul giant 81-72 on the road on Thursday.
Galatasaray was the dominant side in the first half of the game, leading the first quarter 21-17 and taking a 40-39 lead at halftime. Beşiktaş took the upper hand in the second half and led the third quarter 58-53 before wrapping up the game 81-72. The third game of the series is scheduled to take place on May 20 at Beşiktaş’s Sinan Erdem Arena. The team which wins three games will qualify for the finals.