Tensions flared early in Galatasaray’s 69-67 loss to Banvit as Nolan Smith threw a towel when being taken out for the Istanbul club. The game between Galatasaray and Banvit was barely finding its feet when Nolan Smith did this. Galatasaray coach Ergin Ataman left no doubt of his views on Smith’s behaviour after the game. […]
It was tense, it was tight, and it was surprisingly clean, as Lithuania eventually pulled through with a 73-61 win over Turkey to book their spot in the semi-finals of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, writes Emmet Ryan. Omer Asik vs Jonas Valanciunas was the battle we wanted to see and it quickly turned […]
Sinan Guler praised his team mates in the wake of Turkey’s late escape against Australia at the 2014 FIBA World Cup on Sunday. Cenk Akyol, who had rescued Turkey in similar fashion against Finland, jokingly told reporters that perhaps Turkey will have a better chance of winning if they get into a similar hole against […]
Speaking right after Turkey’s amazing come from behind victory over Australia, Oguz Savas told reporters that Ergin Ataman’s side has the weapons inside to beat Jonas Valanciunas and the rest of Lithuania’s bigs in Tuesday’s quarter final.
Emir Preldzic came up big when it mattered and the cardiac kids of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup survived yet again, writes Emmet Ryan. Opening tip here in Palau Sant Jordi was delayed by 10 minutes due to questions over the height of the hoop at the media tribune end. When the game finally […]
Team USA entered its second outing in Bilbao on the back of a crushing win over Finland. Turkey were in mood to make the road to 2-0 smooth as the 12 Giant Men brought the fight with an organised game, writes Emmet Ryan. Well this started ominously. A Kenneth Faried dunk followed by a big […]
Mike Fratello spoke with the media after Ukraine’s 81-76 defeat at the hands of Finland on Sunday. He reflected on the game and looked ahead to Tuesday’s clash with Turkey. BiE asked Fratello after the press conference to give his thoughts on Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, the youngest player at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and […]
We’re in Bilbao throughout the group stages giving you the scene on the ground here ahead of the day’s games. Emmet Ryan brings you up to speed with what you need to know. New Zealand and Dominican Republic take the floor in just under an hour for the first of today’s games and the Tall […]
New Zealand’s Casey Frank gives his thoughts after New Zealand let a big lead go to lose 76-73 to Turkey in Group C of the 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball. Frank talks about how the challenge of the Dominican Republic will differ to Turkey and his take on Turkey’s reaction to the Haka.
Oguz Savas was the hero as he led a late rally for Turkey to top New Zealand in Bilbao. In a game Turkey nearly threw away more than once, the Fenerbahce big man took over when it mattered to bring his side back from 12 points down and claim a win on the opening day […]