Basketball: Turkish Super Lig playoff semis continue

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Istanbul-based basketball giants Fenerbahce Dogus will host Banvit in the semifinals of Turkey's Tahincioglu Basketball Super Lig playoffs on Wednesday night.

Title contenders Fenerbahce Dogus are leading the series 1-0 against opponents Banvit. The team which will get three wins will make it to the finals.

The match at Fenerbahce Dogus' home court Ulker Sports and Event Hall will begin at 1745GMT.

Fenerbahce Dogus beat Banvit 86-81 in the first match on Monday.

Regular season leaders Fenerbahce Dogus target the domestic trophy as they failed to win this season's Turkish Airlines Euroleague title in May.

Real Madrid became the Euroleague champions after beating Fenerbahce Dogus 85-80 in the finals at the Serbian capital Belgrade.

Anadolu Efes should win to keep hopes alive

Being 2-0 behind in semifinals, the other Istanbul heavyweights Anadolu Efes should win to keep their hopes alive to reach the final.

Underdogs Tofas are now leading the semi final series 2-0 against Anadolu Efes and a win will be enough for Tofas to be in the Super Lig final.

Anadolu Efes will take on Tofas in Istanbul on Thursday night and the game will begin at 1745GMT.

The first two matches of the series were played in the western province of Bursa and Tofas won them.

If Anadolu Efes win the third match, the series will be extended to the fourth game.

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