Our injured players Bryant Dunston and Metecan Birsen didn’t wear the jersey in this match.
Starting the match with Larkin, Buğrahan, Anderson, Moerman and Pleiss, Anadolu Efes’s first points were a three-pointer scored by Buğrahan. After Larkin’s 3 points and-one, our team was 6-2 ahead at the 2nd minute of the match. After this score, our team started raining three-pointers, and Moerman and Larkin’s 2, Simon’s 1 three-pointers set the score table to 21-20 at the 7th minute. Sertaç’s underneath point was carried on with Simon and Micic, and our team finished the first 10-minute duration 30-26 ahead. Starting the second quarter with Motum’s layup, Anadolu Efes raised the score differenced to 7 points at 11:30 with captain Doğuş’s three-pointer and the hosting team called a time-out: 35-28. Returning from the time-out Motum continued to score and set the score table to 37-34 at 13:30, then the rival team speed up the gear and was ahead 37-39 in the following minute and so, coach Ergin Ataman called a time-out. Returning from the time-out Beaubois and Moerman’s three-pointers followed by Pleiss’s 2 points from the free-throw line and our team set the score table to 45-47 at the 18th minute. Remaining 2-minute duration captain Doğuş scored 3 more points but our team head into the changing rooms trailing 48-53.
Starting the second half, the first 2-minute duration was quite for both teams and our first points were scored at the 22nd minute by Simon: 51-55. After Pleiss’s 4 points, Micic scored with a dunk and balanced the score out, so the rival team called a time-out at 23:30: 57-57. Returning from the time-out Moerman’s consecutive 5 points set the score table to 62-60 at the 25th minute of the match. After Pleiss and Buğrahan’s points at the 26th minute, our team was 66-62 ahead, then in the remaining duration Moerman, Micic and Beaubois scored and our team head into the final quarter 74-67 ahead. Starting the final quarter Anderson scored our first points from the free-throw line and our team was 76-67 ahead. At 31:30 the score table was set to 76-73 and so coach Ataman called a time-out. Returning from the time-out Pleiss and Larkin duo’s points set the score table to 85-78 at 34th minute. At the 35th minute Moerman’s three-pointer raised the score difference to double digits for the first time: 88-78. After Pleiss’s three-pointer at the 36th minute the score difference was raised to 13 points: 91-78. Remainign duration Pleiss and Larkin continued to score and our team won the match with the score 102-92.