Hosting the Darüşşafaka team in the 9th-week match of the ING Basketball Super League, Anadolu Efes won the game 84-76. Anadolu Efes was trailing 40-53 at the half-time of the match that was played in the Sinan Erdem Sports Hall.
Starting the match with Micic, Beaubois, Tolga, Moerman, and Pleiss, Anadolu Efes’s first points were scored by Beaubois and Micic duo’s three-pointers and our team was 6-2 ahead at the 2nd minute. Micic’s layup was followed by Pleiss’s underneath points and our team was 12-14 ahead at the 5th minute. Beaubois, Micic, and Dunston scored and our team was trailing 20-31 at the end of the first quarter. Starting the second quarter with Micic’s three-pointer, our team was trailing 23-28 at the 12th minute. Beaubois’s three-pointer followed by Micic’s underneath points and our team was trailing 28-42 at the 14th minute. Pleiss and Moerman’s baskets at the free-throw line followed by Erten’s three-pointer at the 18th minute and our team was trailing 34-49. In the remaining duration Larkin, Pleiss and Micic scored and our team was trailing 40-53 at the end of the first half.
Starting the second half with Beaubois and Micic’s three-pointers, our team set the score table to 46-53 at the 21st minute. Pleiss and Beaubois’s consecutive baskets were followed by Micic’s three-pointers at the 25th minute and the score was a tie: 56-56. Raising the tempo, our team scored with Moerman and Micic scored outside and Pleiss underneath to set the score table to 67-59 at the 28th minute, so the rival team called a time-out. Returning from the time-out Larkin scored one more basket and our team was 68-61 ahead at the end of the third quarter. Starting the final quarter with Pleiss’s basket and our team was 70-65 ahead at the 32nd minute. Moerman and Erten’s three-pointers at the 35th minute set the score table to 76-68. Micic and Pleiss’s points set the score table to 80-69, then in the remaining duration Beaubois scored 4 points and our team won the match with a score of 84-76.