(Basketball Champions League) Turk Telekom vs. Besiktas pre-game analysis

One of the first Top 16 games in the Basketball Champions League brings Turk Telekom (Ankara) and Besiktas Sonpo Japan (Istanbul) to teams that also compete in the Turkish BSL against each other.

In a way, a part of the work we do with teams that we work with to help in opponent scouting and in-depth game evaluation captures small elements that you would come across in this piece.

We hereby share a head2head comparison of both teams across the last 8 games both sides have played, we also dig deep into the top lineup of both teams (with video), the team leader boards, the top scorers (with video) finally we will share the shot charts of both sides to point out the scoring tendencies.

Head2Head comparison

Head2Head TT vs. BJK

Turk Telekom (Ankara)

Shooting chart for Turk Telekom (Ankara) across their last 8 games played:

TT FGM:A shot chart across the last 8 games

Turk Telekom (Ankara) Team Leaders Board across the last 8 games they played:

TT Team Leaders board

Turk Telekom (Ankara) team averages across the last 8 games they played:

TT 8 game averages

Video Breakdown of Top lineup & Top Scorer:

Besiktas Sompo Japan (Istanbul)

Shooting chart for Besiktas Sompo Japan (Istanbul) across their last 8 games played:

BJK FGM:A shot chart across the last 8 games

Besiktas Sompo Japan (Istanbul) Team Leaders Board across the last 8 games they played:

BJK Team Leaders board

Besiktas Sompo Japan (Istanbul) team averages across the last 8 games they played:

BJK 8 game averages

Video Breakdown of Top lineup & Top Scorer:

Conclusion

This matchup will see a winning and a losing side no question about it. From overall analysis and figures, we have come across there is one thing that stands out; while Besiktas seems to play with a smaller rotation in terms of players, Turk Telekom have an advantage to this end.

PNR & CNS

Both teams utilize Pick and Rolls as well as Catch and Shoot options to free up wing players and guards often. Therefore the team that manages to play or deter shots by playing lockdown defense has a chance to gain an advantage across various stretches of the game.

Minimalizing TOs

The team that manages to stay below the 10 TurnOver (TO) mark will have the slight upper hand of beating the opposing team across the game. While Turk Telekom looks like they have better passers and bigs that can dish the ball more frequently, the guard and wing heavy Besiktas Sompo Japan side equally can disrupt plays and create opportunities with minimal turnovers.

Mystery to this matchup

Toddrick Gotcher

If Besiktas Sompo Japan can keep Gotcher active on all aspects they have a better chance of winning the game against Turk Telekom, Gotcher is literally a jack of all trades and has been involved in almost all categories for his team.

Video Breakdown on Toddrick Gotcher (special – last 10 game insight):

 

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