Three days after Allen Iverson sat out the fourth quarter for Beşiktaş Cola Turka against Asvel Basket and produced a few choice angry mutterings thereafter, Mr. Answer played nearly the entire game for Beşiktaş Cola Turka in last night’s 88-75 win at Olin Edirne.
Iverson’s shooting touch was still a off in playing just under 38 minutes, as A.I. went 3-of-10 in overall shooting for 10 points, but made up for it with five assists and a huge four steals. Coming up big for the Eagles was the bench: Serhat Cetin scored 23 points – many dished by Iverson – on crazy 9-of-10 shooting; Michal Ignerski contributed 17 to go with five rebounds; and Team Australia’s A.J. Ogilvy added a 12/6 and was credited for contributing to a defense that (finally) managed to win a fourth quarter. Beşiktaş’ usual starting point guard Mire Chatman took a DNP for the game.
Check out the videos below for a Turkish attempt to rattle Iverson, jeering whenever he touches the ball on offense.
Going into Saturday’s games, Beşiktaş sits in fifth place on the TBL table; the team can fall no further than sixth after the weekend, depending on the Galatasary-Banvit result.
Next up for Beşiktaş: On Tuesday night, they’ll be hosting Asvel Basket in Istanbul. Here’s to thinking Iverson sees more than 20 minutes of court time in the rematch.