Date: February 3rd, 2017

Critical win in Belgrade: 86-72

Playing on the road against Serbia’s Crvena Zvezda at the 21st week match-up of Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Anadolu Efes won 86-72. Anadolu Efes was ahead 47-36 at the halftime of the match, played at Nikolic Arena.
Critical win in Belgrade: 86-72

Starting the match with Granger, Paul, Cedi, Brown and Dunston, Anadolu Efes started the game with Brown's points. After passing the second minute ahead 5-2 with our American player’s 5 points, Dunston brought the score to 7-4 by 2:30. After the points of the opponent's team Efes went into television time-out trailing 7-9, the sixth minute was passed with Granger’s three-pointer: 10-11. Going into the last 2 minutes trailing 10-16, our team scored with Honeycutt and Kirk and lasted the first 10 minutes trailing 16-20. Starting the second period Heurtel scored consecutive 5 points and Efes reduced the difference to 1 point by the 11th minute: 21-22. While Efes was boosting speed, Thomas and Heurtel’s lay-ups and Dunston’s fancy dunk balanced the score by the 14th minute and the host team called for a time-out: 27-27. Returning from the time-out hosting team’s score got a respond with Granger’s three-pointer and took the lead by the 15th minute: 30-29. After seeing 5 points in our hoop the score became 30-34 by the 16th minute and Perasovic called for a time-out. After the time-out Brown, Dunston, Heurtel and Paul scored series of 15-0 Efes leaded the score 45-34 by the 19th minute. Remaining duration Efes responded to rival team’s points with Brown and finished the first half ahead: 47-36.

Starting the second-half with Dunston, Heurtel and Brown’s points Efes raised the score difference to 18 points: 54-36. This minute the rival team called for a  time-out, though returning from the time-out Efes started with Dunston’s point and leaded the score 56-38 by 22nd minute. After this minute our team had a hard time to score and by 27:30 the score table came to 56-50. By 29th minute Brown scored 3 points from the free-throw line and broke our seven minute silence: 59-50. After Cedi’s fancy dunk Anadolu Efes leaded the score by the end of the period: 61-52. Starting the final-quarter our first score came from Thomas; Brown tipped Cedi’s shoot and raised the score difference to 13 points by the 31st minute: 65-52. Efes scored with Cedi and Thomas’s three individual point scores and raised the difference to 17 points by 32:30: 71-54. Our team continued to score with Thomas and brought the score to 81-62 by 37th minute. Remaining duration Anadolu Efes was leading the score table while Brown continued to score and the victory came with the score 86-72. 

Anadolu Efes 86
# Player Min Pts 2P 3P FT OR DR R A St To B F
1 Deshaun Thomas 15:50 17 4 / 4 3 / 6 0 / 0 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 1
2 Tyler Honeycutt 23:26 2 1 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 5 5 3 3 1 1 1
4 Doğuş Balbay 3:20 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
5 Derrick Brown 31:32 20 8 / 15 0 / 0 4 / 4 3 8 11 2 2 1 0 1
6 Cedi Osman 21:46 6 1 / 4 1 / 4 1 / 2 1 3 4 2 1 1 0 2
9 Samet Geyik 00:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Jayson Granger 26:30 6 0 / 1 2 / 4 0 / 0 0 4 4 4 1 2 0 2
31 Thomas Heurtel 30:11 12 3 / 4 2 / 5 0 / 0 1 0 1 15 1 2 0 3
32 Can Maxim Mutaf 5:25 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
33 Brandon Paul 9:22 3 0 / 2 1 / 3 0 / 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 3
42 Bryant Dunston 26:03 16 7 / 11 0 / 0 2 / 2 1 3 4 0 1 2 0 2
53 Alex Kirk 6:35 4 2 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
Kızılyıldız 72
# Player Min Pts2P 3P FT OR DR R A St To B F
0 Wolters, Nate 21:25 125 / 7 0 / 1 2 / 2 0 3 3 4 0 0 0 3
2 Thompson, Deon 09:09 00 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 0 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 0
9 Mitrovic, Luka 24:33 63 / 5 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 1 2
10 Lazic, Branko 25:45 10 / 0 0 / 1 1 / 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 3
13 Dobric, Ognjen 01:22 00 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Simonovic, Marko 35:21 175 / 7 1 / 6 4 / 5 1 4 5 2 0 1 0 2
20 Rakicevic, Petar 0 00 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Jenkins, Charles 24:24 135 / 12 1 / 3 0 / 1 1 2 3 7 1 0 0 4
23 Guduric, Marko 13:51 50 / 0 1 / 3 2 / 3 1 1 2 3 0 4 0 1
24 Jovic, Stefan 13:19 21 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 4 1 0 1 2 1 4 0 0
32 Kuzmic, Ognjen 15:39 42 / 6 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 5 6 0 0 1 1 2
51 Bjelica, Milko 15:12 125 / 7 0 / 2 2 / 2 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1