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Thursday, 29 September 2011

NBA star makes winning start in Turkey

NBA star Deron Williams made his debut for Besiktas Milangaz in a successful victory for the team in a ULEB Eurocup preliminary game on Tuesday against Dexia Mons-Hainaut from Belgium.

The American star who has joined Besiktas while the NBA lockout continues from the New Jersey Nets scored 15 points and made 9 assists in Beskitas’ 78-70 victory against Dexia Mons-Hainaut.

Sporting no Turkish players in their line-up, Besiktas guard Marcelus Kemp scored 24 points while Zoran Erceg added a further 15 points in the victory, David Hawkins and Erwin Dudley completed the non-Turkish line-up.

The NBA lockout has led to numerous players from the NBA basketball league joining teams in Turkey to play basketball while the lockout continues. Besiktas also signed Semih Erden from the Cleveland Cavaliers but the paperwork has not yet been finalised so he wasn’t able to play during this match.

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