Kyle Wiltjer goes off for 33 points, leads Turk Telekom past Hapoel Jerusalem

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Stefan Djordjevic

27/Oct/20 20:29

Kyle Wiltjer put on a big performance as Turk Telekom grabbed a home win against Hapoel Jerusalem in the Basketball Champions League

By Stefan Djordjevic /

In a high-scoring fiesta that went down to the wire, Turk Telekom came out victorious with a 98-94 home win over Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem in Group G of the Basketball Champions League.

Kyle Wiltjer was the hero of the night with 33 points on 11-16 from the field, tying his best scoring performance in Europe.

Tyler followed with 16 and Micheal Eric 14 points. Erdi Gulaslan added 14 as well while Sam Dekker had nine points and nine boards.

For Hapoel, TaShawn Thomas scored 21 points while Suleiman Braimoh and Chris Kramer had 18 each. Malcolm Hill helped with 15 and Tarik Phillip with 12 points.

Turk Telekom started the game with 17-9 but it was Hapoel that ended up with the upper hand at the break (49-46). The main reason behind it was the eight threes hit by the Israeli team, led by Kramer’s 3-3.

It would have been far worse at that point for the home squad was it not for Wiltjer and Eric who combined for 31 points. Eric slowed down going forward but Wiltjer kept up the effort on his way to a big performance while he found some help from Ennis as the duo pushed their squad to the win.

Photo Credit: Basketball Champions League