When we last checked in on Allen, he had returned with a vengeance from missing two consecutive games by dropping 26 points in 34 minutes during the Black Eagles  94-72 road loss to TBL opponent Tofas.  Allen was 7-11 from the field, hit two 3-pointers and was 6-9 from the charity stripe.  He also dished out five assists. 

In his next game, Iverson again hauled over 30 minutes (36), but did not have as effective of a night scoring the ball.  Allen was 2-6 from the field and 1-4 from deep, finishing with 11 points.  Iverson did grab 5 boards and hand out 4 dimes, but it wasn’t enough as Besiktas lost again — 73-71 to TBL foe Galatasaray. 

Well we are happy to report that Iverson played his third solid game in a row for Besiktas and hopefully has found his groove over in Turkey.

In the Black Eagles latest game, Iverson scored 17 points and dropped 8 dimes in 39 minutes of burn.  Despite Allen’s efforts, Besiktas lost again, 85-83 to visiting Efes Pilsen.  “The Answer” hit 5 of his 8 FGAs and also drained 4-5 from the charity stripe.  The one knock on his latest outing is that Iverson did commit 4 turnovers vs. Efes Pilsen.  

In seven games of Turkish Basketball League action Iverson is averaging 14.3 ppg. while shooting 44% from the field and nearly 43% from deep.  He is hitting for 9.3 ppg so far in three Eurocup games.

Besiktas is 7-6 overall in TBL action and is now sitting in 8th place (out of 16 teams).

The Black Eagles next TBL game is scheduled for January 16th vs. Besiktas-Mersin.

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