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Defended Our Home: 103-92

We hosted Fenerbahçe Beko in the third match of the ING Basketball Super League play-off final and we won the match 103-92. We were 52-50 ahead in the first half of the match played at Sinan Erdem Dome.

After this result, the series came to 1-2. The fourth match of the series will be played on Monday, June 13 at Sinan Erdem Dome.

While our team started the game with Larkin, Micic, Elijah, Singleton, and Pleiss starting five, the first points of the match came from Micic and Pleiss and we were ahead 4-0 in the first minute. Three-pointers from Larkin and Pleiss made the score 10-3 in the third minute. We continued to hit three-pointers with Micic, Elijah, and Larkin in this section, leading us 19-16 in the seventh minute. Pleiss made took a time-out our opponent at 7:30 with his four points: 23-16. After Larkin and Singleton's three-pointers at the time-out, two accurate free throws came from Micic and we were ahead 31-25 in the first 10 minutes of the game. We started the second period with Buğrahan's three-pointer and brought the score to 34-28 in the 13th minute. After Larkin and Elijah's three-pointers, we brought the score to 40-38 at 16:30. With Dunston and Micic's points, our team was leading 49-44 in the last 1:30 minute of the half, while in the remaining time we scored another three-pointer with Larkin and finished the first half of the game 52-50 ahead.

Our first points in the second half came from Pleiss and Larkin, and we increased the lead to double digits for the first time in the 24th minute: 63-53. Micic responded in the same way to the opposing team's three-pointer, and the score was 66-56 at 24:30. After Larkin's one and Micic's two hits on the foul line, we entered the 27th minute with a 71-64 lead by Pleiss. In the final part of the third quarter, we scored two points with Dunston and three points with Micic, leading 76-69 in the last 10 minutes of the game. We started the final period with Larkin's single free throw and Singleton's two free throws, making the score 79-73 at 31:30. With two three-pointers from Larkin in a row, at 32:30 we increased the lead to 12 points: 85-73. With the points of Pleiss and Larkin, our team was ahead 92-76 in the 34th minute. When the score was 92-84 at 35:30, coach Ergin Ataman took a time-out. With the three-point field goal from Micic on the return from the time-out, we increased the lead to 11 points in the 36th minute: 95-84. Micic, who found the layup after Larkin and Elijah's two accurate free throws each, made the score 101-88 at 37:30. In the remaining part, we got two more points with Elijah and we won the match 103-92.

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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 38:19 37 1 / 1 %100,00 9 / 14 %64,29 8 / 8 %100,00 0 5 5 3 0 4 0 1 0 36
2 Chris Singleton 37:05 5 0 / 0 %0,00 1 / 3 %33,33 2 / 2 %100,00 1 3 4 6 0 0 0 2 0 13
3 Yiğitcan Saybir 00:40 0 0 / 0 %0,00 0 / 0 %0,00 0 / 0 %0,00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Doğuş Balbay 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
6 Elijah Bryant 33:16 10 0 / 1 %0,00 2 / 6 %33,33 4 / 4 %100,00 0 2 2 2 4 1 0 4 0 12
10 Ömercan İlyasoğlu 00:37 0 0 / 0 %0,00 0 / 0 %0,00 0 / 0 %0,00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Erten Gazi 05:59 0 0 / 0 %0,00 0 / 1 %0,00 0 / 0 %0,00 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 1
15 Egemen Güven 00:37 0 0 / 0 %0,00 0 / 0 %0,00 0 / 0 %0,00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Buğrahan Tuncer 05:29 3 0 / 0 %0,00 1 / 1 %100,00 0 / 0 %0,00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3
21 Tibor Pleiss 27:28 15 3 / 3 %100,00 1 / 3 %33,33 6 / 6 %100,00 1 2 3 0 0 0 1 3 0 17
22 Vasilije Micić 36:20 29 4 / 7 %57,14 5 / 8 %62,50 6 / 7 %85,71 0 0 0 7 1 3 0 3 0 27
42 Bryant Dunston 14:10 4 1 / 1 %100,00 0 / 0 %0,00 2 / 2 %100,00 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 6
  TOPLAM   103 9 / 13 %69,23 19 / 36 %52,78 28 / 29 %96,55 3 14 17 18 8 10 1 18 0 115