Starting the match with Doğuş, Granger, Cedi, Brown and Dunston, Anadolu Efes scored the first point with Dunston. After Doğuş’s layup, Cedi scored 5 points and at the 5th minute the score was balanced 9-9 and the television time-out was called. After the time-out Dunston’s points brought the score to 11-9, then Doğuş’s three-pointer brought the score table to 14-12 at the seventh minute. After this duration Anadolu Efes boosted the energy and Heurtel’s 5 and Dunston’s 2 points raised the score difference to 7 points: 21-14. Remaining duration, after the rival team’s three-pointer Anadolu Efes finished the first 10 minutes 21-17 ahead. Starting the second period Thomas’s three-pointer, our team led the score at the 11th minute: 24-17. After Dunston’s scores, raised the score difference to 9 points at 11:30 the rival team called for a time-out: 26-17. After the time-out Heurtel’s three-pointer set the score to 29-20 at 13th minute, then Thomas and Granger’s points brought the score to 35-27 at 16:30. At 18th minute the score was brought to 35-34 and head coach Perasovic called for a time-out. After the time-out Doğuş and Brown scored four points in total and Anadolu Efes led the score table at the end of the second half: 39-38.
Starting the second period with a fancy dunk by Dunston, Anadolu Efes brought the score to 41-38 at 21:20. With the offensive rebound our team raised the score difference with Granger’s dunk ay 22nd minute: 43-38. In these minutes both teams scored, though Anadolu Efes led the score table with Honeycutt, Brown and Dunston’s points by 26th minute: 49-45. Granger’s three-pointer and Honeycutt’s point set the score to 54-47 at 17th minute. Remaining 3-minute duration Heurtel, Brown and Thomas scored and Aadolu Efes went into the final period 61-56 ahead. Starting the last quarter with Heurtel’s points, Granger’s three-pointer raised the score difference to 10 points at 31:30: 66-56. Dunsdon’s fancy dunk at 32:30 brought the score to 68-59, though at 35th minute the score difference was brought down to 3 points and head-coach Perasovic called for a time-out. After the time-out Heurtel’s point raised the score difference to 5 points again: 70-65. Anadolu Efes was ahead going into the remaining 2 minutes of the game with Thomas and Brown’s 5 points ahead 75-69, our team preserved the leadership in the remaining duration and after Granger and Brown’s scores Anadolu Efes won the match: 79-74.
Match’s most precious player was Bryant Dunston who finished the game with 14 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists , 2 steal and 1 block.
Anadolu Efes will play against Banvit in the final match for the championship on February 19th Sunday.