Starting the match with Heurtel, Cedi, Diebler, Saric and Dunston, Anadolu Efes got the first field goal of the match with Tyus. Leading 5-4 past the third minute with Diebler’s three pointer, Anadolu Efes dominated the paint with Dunston, ahead 10-9 at 4.30. Trailing 10-11 at the TV timeout in the fifth minute, Efes got two accurate free throws by Saric after the timeout, reclaiming the lead in the fifth minute: 12-11. Having a hard time scoring within the following 2.30 minutes, Efes was trailing 12-18 at 7.30 when Ivkovic called a timeout. Scoring with Doğuş, Diebler and Tyus in the remaining duration after the timeout, Anadolu Efes was down 19-24 at the end of the first 10 minutes. Starting the second quarter with Doğuş and Cedi’s points in the paint, Efes brought the lead down to three points in the 11th minute: 23-26. With Dunston’s field goal in the paint followed by Saric and Cedi’s three pointers, Efes forced the home team to call a timeout in the 15th minute: 31-32. After Anadolu Efes tied the game 35-35 at 16.40 with four free throws by Saric following the timeout, Diebler’s three pointer put Efes up after a long time: 38-35. Scoring with Saric, Dunston and Diebler within the last 1.30 minutes of the quarter with a partial score of 8-3, Anadolu Efes was ahead 46-38 while heading into the locker room for the halftime.
Opening the score sheet for Efes in the second half with a three pointer, Furkan made it 49-43 in the 21st minute. Following Efes’s 53-49 lead past the 23rd minute with Cedi and Saric’s field goals from the paint, the home team managed to close the gap and reclaim the lead for a score of 53-54 at 23.40 when Ivkovic called a timeout. Cedi’s three pointer following the timeout put Efes up once more: 56-54. Getting two more points by Cedi from the foul line, Efes was leading 58-54 at 24.30. Ahead 60-57 in the 27th minute following Brown’s perimeter shot, Efes got a fantastic slam dunk by Tyus, leading 62-61 into the final minute of the quarter. Anadolu Efes got a three pointer by Doğuş in the remaining one minute, and was leading 65-63 into the final 10 minutes of the match. As we got our first points by Heurtel in the final quarter, Efes was ahead 67-65 past the 31st minute. Reaching 69 points with Dunston in the 32nd minute, Efes gave up the lead 69-71 in the 33rd minute, and Ivkovic called a timeout. Saric hit a field goal following the timeout, tying the game once more in the 35th minute: 71-71. With the opponent leading 71-78 at 35.50, Saric hit a field goal from the paint, and the score was 73-78 at 36.15. Unable to reclaim the lead in the remaining duration despite scoring with Diebler and Cedi, Anadolu Efes left the court defeated 82-91.