Doğuş Balbay who had an injury didn’t wear the jersey in this match.
Starting the match with McCollum, Birkan, Simon, Motum, and Dunston Anadolu Efes’s first points were shot by Dunston. In the first minutes both teams scored, then Simon and Motum’s points set the score table to 6-7 going into the television time-out. Returning from the timeout Dunston scored 5 points and our team balanced the score with this point at the 6:20 minute, then with Simon’s layup our team was leading the score for the first time in the match: 13-12. After Motum’s three-pointer, Simon and Brown duo continued to score and our team finished the first minute 22-21 ahead. Starting the second quarter with Dragic’s three-pointer, our team was 25-24 ahead in the 11th minute. After McCollum’s point, Douglas signed his first point in Euroleague at 12:20: 29-28. In these minutes our team raised the defensive strength and scored consecutive 6 points with Dragic, this raised the score difference to 7 points at the 13:30 and the rival team called a time-out: 35-28. Returning from the time-out Stimac and Brown scored 2 points each from the free-throw line and after Douglas’s point, the score difference was raised to two-digits at the 15th minute: 41-30. After Brown and Dunston’s points at the last 2-minute duration of the quarter Anadolu Efes was 49-36 ahead, then in the remaining duration Dunston scored 1 point from the free-throw line and with this our team finished the first half 50-46 ahead.
Starting the second half with Motum’s three-pointer, Anadolu Efes set the score table to 55-48 at the 21st minute with Dragic’s 2 points from the free-throw line. After Dunston’s fancy dunk McCollum was stopped while scoring a three-pointer, thus he scored 4 points from this foul: 61-55. With Douglas and Dragic’s points at the 24:30 the score difference was raised to 9 points, then Dragic and McCollum scored and set the score table to 71-63 at 27:30. Following 1 minute the score was brought to 71-69, and therefore coach Ergin Ataman called a time-out. Returning from the time-out Douglas scored a three-pointer and our team was ahead going into the last minute of the quarter: 74-69. Remaining 1 minute Simon scored a three-pointer as well and Anadolu Efes went into the last quarter 77-71 ahead. Starting the final quarter our first points were scored by McCollum and with Brown’s fancy dunk at the 31st minute, the score was brought to 82-71. At this minute McCollum scored consecutive points and brought the score to 88-81 at the 35th minute. With Motum and Dragic’s 2 points each from the free-throw line the score was set to 92-83 at the last 3:40 minute of the match, then Dragic scored a three-pointer as well and raised the score difference to 12 points at the last 3:20 minutes: 95-83. With Motum and Douglas’s points from the free-throw line at the last 1:20 minutes of the match set the score table to 99-90. Remaining duration Dragic and McCollum scored 5 more points and Anadolu Efes won the match with the score of 104-95.