Date: May 23rd, 2017

First step from Anadolu Efes: 95-85

Hosting Galatasaray Odeabank at the quarterfinal match of Spor Toto Basketbol Super League Play-off, Anadolu Efes won 95-85. Anadolu Efes and the rival team had a balanced score of 41-41 at the halftime of the match. After this score Anadolu Efes is 1-0 ahead in the series. The second match will be at 25 May Thursday at the Abdi İpekçi Sports Arena hosted by Galatasaray Odeabank. Our team will be raised to the finals in case of victory.
First step from Anadolu Efes: 95-85

Starting the match with Granger, Can Maxim, Cedi, Brown and Dunston, Anadolu Efes’s first point was shot by Can Maxim’s three-pointer. Brown’s point brought the score to 5-0 within the first minute of the game, then the rival team’s points were responded by Dunston and Brown’s free-throw line points and thus our team went into the television time-out trailing 13-9. Returning from the time-out Brown scored 4 more points and our team brought the score to 21-22 with Thomas’s 2 points and Cedi’s layup at the 9th minute of the game. Remaining duration our team couldn’t score and finished the first quarter trailing 26-21. Starting the second quarter with Honeycutt’s underneath point, Efes brought the score to 29-36 with Dunston’s 6 points at the 14th minute. At the 16:30 the score was brought to 29-40 and thus coach Perasovic called for a time-out. Returning from the time-out Heurtel 1 and Cedi 2 three-pointers and brought down the score difference to 3 points at the 18th minute: 38-41. At the last 40 seconds of the game Anadolu Efes balanced the score with Brown and the first half was finished with the balanced score of 41-41.

Starting the second half with Dunston and Cedi’s points, our team lead the score ta the 21st minute with the score of 43-41. At this duarion of the game the rival team was stopped by continuing underneath fouls, then Granger and Dunston’s points brought the score to 48-43 at the 23rd minute. Granger’s three-pointer set the score to 51-45 at the 24th minute, the Heurtel and Cedi duo brought the score to 59-53 at the 27th minute. At the end of the quarter Thomas, Heurtel and Cedi scored in the painted area and Granger’s three-pointer at the last second set the score to 68-63. At the beginning of the last quarter, our team struggled to find a shoot within the 1:30 minutes, and the score was brought to 70-68 at the 32nd minute, Honeycutt’s three-pointer and Granger’s mid-range shot set the score to 73-72 at the 32:30. With Brown’s three-pointer the score was balanced at the 34th minute with the score at 76-76 then Heurtel was stopped with a foul when he was about to score a three-pointer, and he has turned 3 shoots into points and thus our team was ahead again at the 35th minute: 79-78. With Granger’s three-pointer our team was ahead 82-80, and because of Honeycutt the rival team called for a time-out: 84-80. Returning from the time-out Brown raised the score difference to 6 points and brought the score to 86-80. With Dunston’s one point from the free-throw and Cedi’s layup Anadolu Efes was ahead 89-82 at the last minute of the game and kept the leadership until the end of the game and won the game with Granger’s three-pointer: 95:85.

Anadolu Efes 95
# Player Min Pts 2P 3P FT OR DR R A St To B F
2 Tyler Honeycutt 29:26 7 2 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 0 1 9 10 3 1 1 1 1
3 Oğulcan Baykan 00:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Doğuş Balbay 9:53 0 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 2
5 Derrick Brown 34:36 17 5 / 8 1 / 2 4 / 6 1 2 3 2 1 2 1 2
6 Cedi Osman 20:59 19 5 / 5 2 / 4 3 / 4 1 4 5 1 0 0 0 3
9 Samet Geyik 00:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Berk Demir 00:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Jayson Granger 29:44 20 1 / 5 5 / 7 3 / 3 1 3 4 7 1 2 0 3
31 Thomas Heurtel 21:36 10 2 / 5 1 / 5 3 / 3 1 2 3 10 0 0 0 4
32 Can Maxim Mutaf 8:27 3 0 / 0 1 / 3 0 / 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3
42 Bryant Dunston 32:54 11 3 / 4 0 / 0 5 / 9 6 2 8 3 0 2 0 2
1 Deshaun Thomas 12:25 8 1 / 1 2 / 5 0 / 0 1 2 3 0 0 2 0 2
Galatasaray Odeabank 85
# Player Min Pts2P 3P FT OR DR R A St To B F
3 Emir Preldzic 06:57 21 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
4 Errick Lane Mc Collum Ii 27:07 209 / 13 0 / 2 2 / 4 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 2
5 Vladimir Micov 31:01 83 / 5 0 / 2 2 / 2 0 1 1 4 2 1 0 2
7 Alexander Trent Tyus Cecchini 16:49 115 / 6 0 / 0 1 / 6 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 2
8 Can Korkmaz 00:00 00 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Blake Isaac Schilb 26:52 81 / 3 1 / 2 3 / 4 0 2 2 8 0 1 0 1
11 Ege Arar 01:58 00 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
14 Orhan Aydin Haciyeva 00:00 00 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Tibor Pleiss 22:04 114 / 4 0 / 0 3 / 4 1 5 6 1 0 1 1 1
25 Austin Darren Daye 21:05 50 / 1 1 / 2 2 / 2 0 2 2 0 3 3 0 3
32 Sinan Güler 29:16 122 / 6 2 / 5 2 / 2 0 3 3 3 0 1 1 4
61 Hüseyin Göksenin Köksal 16:51 81 / 2 2 / 4 0 / 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2