Nets draft pick Ilkan Karaman led the Turkish National Team to an easy 88-77 victory over Finland in a "friendly" game played in Istanbul. Karaman, 22, finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds and three assists. The game is a warm-up to the weekend opening of Eurobasket's Qualifying Round. The Turks, known in Istanbul, as the Twelve Giant Men, led the entire round.
Turkey plays Germany Friday in the second day of the Istanbul Cup, sponsored by Adidas.
National Team Beats Finland in adidas Istanbul Cup (Google Translate) - Turkish Basketball Federation