Final word by Anadolu Efes: 78-77

Hosting Beşiktaş at the 14th week match-up of Turkish Basketball League, Anadolu Efes won the game 78-77. Anadolu Efes was trailing 40-36 at the halftime of the match, played at Akatlar Arena.

Starting the match with Heurtel, Janning, Cedi, Saric and Lasme, Anadolu Efes got its first field goal by Lasme. Trailing 5-2 at the TV timeout in the fifth minute, Anadolu Efes got four points with Perperoglou and two points with Krstic in the remaining five minutes of the quarter, concluding the first 10 minutes trailing 14-8. Starting the second quarter with Krstic’s dunk, the team was trailing 10-16 in the 11th minute. Following Doğuş’s three-pointer, Krstic and Cedi got their field goals to bring the team within two points in the 13th minute, forcing the home team to take a timeout: 17-19. Getting one field goal each by Doğuş and Cedi, the team was trailing 28-32 with 3.20 to play in the half after Furkan’s consecutive field goals. Dominating the paint with Cedi and Lasme, Anadolu Efes went ahead for the first time in the match following Cedi’s layup with 55 seconds to play in the half: 36-35. Unable to score in the remaining duration, Anadolu Efes was trailing at the halftime 40-36.

Scoring the first field goal for Anadolu Efes in the second half in the 21st minute, Saric made it a two-point game. After stealing the ball, Anadolu Efes tied the game with Lasme: 40-40. Ahead 43-42 after Perperoglou’s three-pointer at 22.20, Anadolu Efes got its 44th point with Krstic’s single accurate free throw. Up 46-44 in the 25th minute with Perperoglou, the team responded to the opponent’s points with Krstic and Cedi, and was trailing 53-55 with 2.20 left to play in the quarter. After a single accurate free throw by Krstic, Cedi hit the three and concluded the score of the third quarter: 57-60. Starting the final quarter with two accurate free throws each by Saric and Lasme, the team was behind 66-61. After Saric’s layup, it was a three point game in the 33rd minute: 63-66. Responding to the opponent’s points with Heurtel, Anadolu Efes was trailing 70-68 with 3.30 left to play. With Cedi’s free throws and Perperoglou’s three-pointer, the score was tied with two minutes left to play in the game: 73-73. Going ahead 75-73 with 1.28 left to play after Lasme’s accurate free throws, Anadolu Efes got three more points with Perperoglou, leaving the court victorious 78-77.

  • Beşiktaş
  • Turkish Basketball League