Turkish basketball club Fenerbahce won Europe’s top basketball club competition, the Euroleague, yesterday evening by beating Olympiakos of Greece convincingly, 80 to 64.
Fenerbahce was fortunate that this year’s final four and hence final took place in Istanbul, Turkey. The location of the final four and hence final is determined at the beginning of the season and a finalist team from the country where the final is played ends up enjoying the overwhelming support of the local crowd. This was certainly the case for Fenerbahce yesterday night.
But while the crowd contributed to the large 16 point victory, Fenerbahce would have likely won wherever the game was played. They simply outplayed their opponents from start to finish.
I congratulate the Fenerbahce players, club, and fans on their excellent season long performance and well deserved victory.