Playing against Karşıyaka at the 31st Presidential Cup match, Anadolu Efes won the game 76-74 and managed to take home the Presidential Trophy for the 10th time in its history. Anadolu Efes was ahead 37-30 at the halftime of the match, played at Samsun Yeni Yaşar Doğu Sports Hall.
Out with injuries, Cedi Osman and Nenad Krstic did not play for the team.
Starting the match with Granger, Birkan, Diebler, Brown and Dunston, Anadolu Efes got the first field goal of the match by Dunston. Picking up the pace very quickly, Efes got a three pointer by Birkan followed by field goals by Dunston and Brown from the paint and by Diebler from downtown, sealing the opponent to get a 12-0 lead and forcing the opponent to call a timeout. Extending the run to 15-0 with Granger’s three pointer after the timeout, Efes was leading 15-2 through the fifth minute following the opponent’s field goal. Scoring with Heurtel in the second five minutes the quarter, Efes got a three pointer by Birkan, ahead 24-11 through the ninth minute. Getting one more field goal with Granger in the remaining 60 seconds, Anadolu Efes finished the first 10 minutes ahead 26-12. As Heurtel scored our first points in the second quarter from the free throw line, Efes was leading 28-16 passing through the 13th minute. As Brown scored an accurate free throw at 15.30, Efes was leading 29-23. Reaching 31 points with Dunston with three minutes left in the half, Efes got points by Saric and Dunston from under the rim, leading 35-30 in the 18th minute. Young prospect Ahmet’s field goal from the paint in the final moments of the half helped Anadolu Efes towards a halftime score of 37-30.
Starting the second half with Birkan and Diebler’s points, Efes was leading 42-33 at 31.30. With Granger and Saric’s points, Anadolu Efes was leading 46-36 at 23.30. As Ahmet scored our 48th point, Granger hit two consecutive three pointers to help Efes stay in the lead 54-50 while heading into the 29th minute. Following the opponent’s field goal in the last minute, Anadolu Efes was leading 54-52 at the end of the third quarter. Down for the first time in the match with a score of 54-55 in the 31st minute after the opponent’s three point field goal, Anadolu Efes responded to the opponent’s second three-pointer with Birkan’s own in the 32nd minute: 57-58. As Birkan hit another three point field goal at 33.30, Efes tied the score: 60-60. With the score level once more at 65 in the 35th minute following Granger’s layup and Birkan’s three pointer, Granger, at 36.20 put Efes up once more: 67-65. As the game was tied at 69 with 2.15 left after Dunston’s dunk, Saric hit a three pointer to level the score once more at 72 with 1.45 left in the match. With the game tied 72-72, Dunston helped Efes reclaim the lead 74-72 with 45 seconds left to play. As the game was tied at 74 with 8.4 seconds to play after the opponent’s field goal, Anadolu Efes scored a fantastic buzzer beater by Dunston, left the court victorious 76-74 and won the Presidential Cup for the 10th time.
|3||Oğulcan Baykan||00:00||0||0 / 0 %0,00||0 / 0 %0,00||0 / 0 %0,00||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|4||Doğuş Balbay||00:00||0||0 / 0 %0,00||0 / 0 %0,00||0 / 0 %0,00||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|5||Derrick Brown||20:35||3||1 / 4 %25,00||0 / 0 %0,00||1 / 4 %25,00||2||1||3||1||1||0||0||1|
|8||Birkan Batuk||29:36||18||0 / 1 %0,00||6 / 10 %60,00||0 / 0 %0,00||0||3||3||0||2||1||0||1|
|9||Dario Šarić||22:55||7||2 / 3 %66,67||1 / 2 %50,00||0 / 0 %0,00||1||2||3||2||1||0||0||2|
|10||Furkan Korkmaz||02:29||0||0 / 0 %0,00||0 / 0 %0,00||0 / 0 %0,00||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0|
|15||Jayson Granger||37:17||17||4 / 9 %44,44||3 / 6 %50,00||0 / 0 %0,00||0||2||2||4||1||1||0||2|
|31||Thomas Heurtel||27:06||6||1 / 7 %14,29||0 / 2 %0,00||4 / 4 %100,00||1||3||4||6||2||3||0||3|
|33||Jon Diebler||23:32||5||1 / 1 %100,00||1 / 5 %20,00||0 / 0 %0,00||0||2||2||1||0||1||1||2|
|41||Emircan Koşut||00:00||0||0 / 0 %0,00||0 / 0 %0,00||0 / 0 %0,00||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|42||Bryant Dunston||29:31||16||7 / 10 %70,00||0 / 0 %0,00||2 / 3 %66,67||5||3||8||1||1||2||1||4|
|44||Ahmet Düverioğlu||06:59||4||2 / 2 %100,00||0 / 0 %0,00||0 / 2 %0,00||1||1||2||0||0||0||1||2|
|TOPLAM||76||18 / 37 %48,65||11 / 25 %44,00||7 / 13 %53,85||10||17||27||15||8||9||3||17||0||0|