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We are in Final Four Once Again: 75-70

We hosted AX Armani Exchange Milan in the fourth match of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague play-offs and we won the game 75-70. We finished the first half of the match which had taken place at Sinan Erdem Dome, 42-43 behind.

After this result, we won the series 3-1 and advanced to the Final Four for the third time in a row.

While our team played with Larkin, Micic, Elijah, Moerman, and Pleiss starting five, we were ahead 8-0 in the first 1:30 minutes with the points of Pleiss and Moerman and they had to call their first timeout. On the return of the timeout, we made the score 16-4 in the sixth minute with Micic and Pleiss. Elijah also hit a three-pointer in the remaining time and we were leading 19-11 in the first 10 minutes of the game. We started the second period with Anderson's mid-range hit and increased the lead to 10 points in the 11th minute: 21-11. After Dunston's two hits from the foul line, we brought the score to 28-20 in the 13th minute with points from Buğrahan and Micic. The score was 36-35 at 27:30 after Larkin and Pleiss hit the foul line. After the points from Moerman and Pleiss in the remaining part, we finished the first half of match 42-43 behind.

We started the second half with Pleiss's dunk and Micic's three-pointer and at 21:30 we took a 47-43 lead. Three-pointers by Elijah and Micic brought the score to 53-48 in the 23rd minute. A three-pointer came from Pleiss, and at 23:30 we moved the score to 56-48. With Micic's only hit on the foul line, we were ahead 57-50 in the 25th minute. In the second five-minute part of the period, we scored three points with Anderson and two points with Pleiss, leading 62-58 in the last 10 minutes of the game. When the score reached 62-66 at 32:30 in the final period, coach Ergin Ataman took a time-out. Larkin, who found two hits on the foul line on the return from the timeout, brought the score to 64-66 in the 33rd minute. After Pleiss' mid-range hit, Micic's layup tied the score in the 37th minute: 68-68. We took the lead again at 38:40 with Singleton's three hits from the foul line: 71-68. In the last 11 seconds of the game, Larkin, who got the defensive rebound and was stopped by a foul, came to the foul line and scored both free throws, bringing the score to 73-68. In the remaining time, we had two more hits on the foul line with Micic and we won the match 75-70.

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Anadolu Efes Player Statistics
# Player Min Pts 2P 3P FT OR DR R A St To B F FR EFFP
0 Shane D. Larkin 37:14 8 1 / 3 %33,33 0 / 6 %0,00 6 / 6 %100,00 0 5 5 7 2 2 0 3 8 17
1 Rodrigue Beaubois 00:00 0 0 / 0 %0,00 0 / 0 %0,00 0 / 0 %0,00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Chris Singleton 08:43 3 0 / 0 %0,00 0 / 0 %0,00 3 / 4 %75,00 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 5
6 Elijah Bryant 33:14 6 0 / 1 %0,00 2 / 4 %50,00 0 / 0 %0,00 0 2 2 2 0 1 0 3 0 3
11 Erten Gazi 00:00 0 0 / 0 %0,00 0 / 0 %0,00 0 / 0 %0,00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Adrien Moerman 31:25 4 2 / 3 %66,67 0 / 2 %0,00 0 / 0 %0,00 1 3 4 0 0 3 0 2 1 1
19 Buğrahan Tuncer 03:48 2 1 / 1 %100,00 0 / 1 %0,00 0 / 0 %0,00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
21 Tibor Pleiss 33:29 25 5 / 6 %83,33 3 / 3 %100,00 6 / 6 %100,00 1 5 6 0 2 0 2 1 4 37
22 Vasilije Micić 32:53 20 5 / 6 %83,33 2 / 7 %28,57 4 / 5 %80,00 0 5 5 4 2 2 0 3 7 25
23 James Anderson 12:59 5 1 / 2 %50,00 1 / 2 %50,00 0 / 0 %0,00 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
33 Filip Petrušev 00:00 0 0 / 0 %0,00 0 / 0 %0,00 0 / 0 %0,00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
42 Bryant Dunston 06:15 2 0 / 0 %0,00 0 / 0 %0,00 2 / 4 %50,00 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0
  TOPLAM   75 15 / 22 %68,18 8 / 25 %32,00 21 / 25 %84,00 2 22 24 13 6 9 2 16 25 91
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Opponent Team Player Statistics
# Player Min Pts 2P 3P FT OR DR R A St To B F FR EFFP
10 Grant, Jerian 12:08 0 0 / 0 %0.00 0 / 1 %0.00 0 / 0 %0.00 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 2
13 Rodriguez, Sergio 21:58 7 1 / 2 %50.00 1 / 6 %16.67 2 / 2 %100.00 0 1 1 7 0 1 0 3 1 6
15 Tarczewski, Kaleb 11:34 4 2 / 2 %100.00 0 / 0 %0.00 0 / 0 %0.00 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 4 0 5
17 Ricci, Giampaolo 16:15 5 1 / 3 %33.33 1 / 3 %33.33 0 / 0 %0.00 0 4 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 5
19 Biligha, Paul 0 0 0 / 0 %0.00 0 / 0 %0.00 0 / 0 %0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Hall, Devon 33:07 9 2 / 5 %40.00 1 / 6 %16.67 2 / 2 %100.00 1 3 4 3 2 1 0 2 4 11
25 Baldasso, Tommaso 0 0 0 / 0 %0.00 0 / 0 %0.00 0 / 0 %0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 Daniels, Troy 0 0 0 / 0 %0.00 0 / 0 %0.00 0 / 0 %0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 Shields, Shavon 30:25 8 1 / 7 %14.29 2 / 3 %66.67 0 / 0 %0.00 1 1 2 4 1 5 0 5 4 2
42 Hines, Kyle 28:26 10 5 / 6 %83.33 0 / 0 %0.00 0 / 1 %0.00 8 4 12 2 1 2 0 1 2 21
50 Bentil, Ben 19:34 6 1 / 1 %100.00 1 / 3 %33.33 1 / 1 %100.00 0 2 2 1 0 1 1 3 2 6
70 Datome, Luigi 26:33 21 6 / 8 %75.00 3 / 10 %30.00 0 / 0 %0.00 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 4 1 10
  TOPLAM   7019 / 34 %55.88 9 / 32 %28.13 5 / 6 %83.33 11 20 31 20 6 11 1 25 16 68
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