The playoffs started on Tuesday. The long break clearly had an effect on teams as Hatay had a sluggish start against Mersin. The game unexpectedly became a battle in the post between Courtney Paris and Krystal Thomas, who helped the visitors escape 78-75 to carry home a big result. Iva Perovanovic did not get enough help from the rest of her team as Besiktas lost to their Istanbul rivals Fenerbahce 79-45. The series that was expected to be the closest started on Wednesday as Alina Iagupova and Cukurova continued their strong season with a 67-61 win over Kiah Stokes and Botas. The two teams responsible for the late start to the playoffs also played as Yakin Dogu University shook off disappointment and brought Gintare Petronyte and Galatasaray down from their high with a 90-53 win.
April 24, 2018
Hatay vs. Mersin 75-78 HAT Paris 23/15r Ben Abdelkader 15 Turner 10/10r Mitchell 9 Tanacan 0 MER Thomas 21/12r Hartley 15 Gumusay 12 Gajic 5/9r Putnina 4
Fenerbahce vs. Besiktas 79-45 FEN Verameyenka 15/7r Vaughn 14/8r Plum 13/6a Canitez 5 BES Perovanovic 25 Mosby 8/11r Zellous 8/8r
April 25, 2018
Botas vs. Cukurova 61-67 BOT Stokes 21/11r Gray 14/6r/7a Newlin 10 Eldebrink 8/6a CUK Iagupova 29 DeShields 12 Larkins 8/12r
Yakin Dogu Universitesi vs. Galatasaray 90-53 YDU Lavender 19/10r McBride 14/8r Gruda 14 Vandersloot 13/8r/10a Hollingsworth 9/10r Cakir 8/7r/10a GAL Petronyte 22/9r Epoupa 13/6r/6s Dubljevic 8 Davis 2