Hosting the Pınar Karşıyaka team in the 3rd-week match of ING Basketball Super League, Anadolu Efes won the game 78-77. Anadolu Efes was trailing 43-45 at the half-time of the match that was played in the Sinan Erdem Sports Hall.
Starting the match with Micic, Erten, Beaubois, Moerman, and Pleiss, Anadolu Efes’s first points were scored by Pleiss and Micic duo and the score was a tie 6-6 at the 3rd minute. Tolga’s 5 points followed by Beaubois’s points and our team was 15-13 ahead at the 7th minute. Dunston scored in the remaining 3-minute duration and the score was a tie at the end of the first quarter: 17-17. Starting the second quarter with Dunston and Beaubois’s points, the score was a tie 24-24 at the 14th minute. Yiğitcan and Micic’s three-pointers followed by Dunston’s underneath points and our team was 32-27 ahead at the 15th minute. Beaubois’s consecutive 2 three-pointers at 17:30 set the score table to 38-34, then in the remaining duration Pleiss scored 5 more points and our team was trailing 43-45 at the end of the first half.
Starting the second half with Dunston’s basket, Micic scored 2 points and Moerman scored a three-pointer at the 24th minute and our team was 54-52 ahead. Moerman’s 2 points from the free-throw line at 27:30 set the score table to 56-57. Captain Doğuş’s three-pointer set the score of the third quarter: 59-65. Starting the final quarter with Micic’s three-pointer, our team was trailing 61-65. Pleiss and Beaubois duo’s baskets at the 34th minute set the score table to 71-67 and the rival team called a time-out. Returning from the time-out Pleiss scored 2 points from the free-throw line and set the score table to 73-69. Larkin scored underneath and our team was ahead again: 75-74. Micic scored 1 point from the free-throw line and the score was a tie: 76-76. While the score table was set to 76-77 at the final 29 seconds of the match, Larkin scored a layup at the last 21 seconds of the match and our team was head again: 78-77. We stopped the rival team with a turnover and won the match with a score of 78-77.