Sasu Salin banks in 8 threes and 34 points for Tenerife’s win over Galatasaray

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Stefan Djordjevic

15/Dec/20 19:48

Sasu Salin put on a huge performance for Tenerife’s win over Galatasaray in the Basketball Champions League

By Stefan Djordjevic /

Sasu Salin was on fire as he led Iberostar Tenerife to a 104-89 road win over Galatasaray in Basketball Champions League.

The 29-year-old Finnish shooting guard shot 8-11 from the three-point range on his way to 34 points while also dishing six assists and stealing the ball twice.

Spencer Butterfield added 17 and Giorgi Shermadini 16 points while Bruno Fitipaldo dished 13 assists. For Galatasaray, Daryl Macon and Brock Motum scored 18 points each.

Tenerife improved to 3-1 in Group A and will secure a playoff ticket if Dinamo Sassari beats the Bakken Bears. Galatasaray, on the other hand, now has a 1-3 record and will be eliminated if that happens.

The home side was putting on a valiant effort throughout the match as the underdog. They had a minimal lead at halftime (50-49) and were up by ten points (68-58) in the third quarter but a 14-0 run by Tenerife turned the tables and decided the outcome.

Photo Credit: Basketball Champions League