Derrick Brown didn’t wear the jersey in this match because of his injury.
Starting the match with McCollum, Ledo, Birkan, Dunston, and Stimac Anadolu Efes’s first points were shot by McCollum. The rival team scored with consecutive baskets at 2:30 minute of the match and they were leading the score table with the score of 9-2 and thus coach Perasovic called a time-out. Returning from the time-out Dunston and Stimac scored from the underneath and McCollum scored 3 points behind the three-pointer line and thus our team brought down the score difference to 2 points at the 6th minute 14-16. In this minute our team made the rival to turnover with our defense and captain Doğuş balanced our the score, then afterward with Simon’s basket Anadolu Efes was ahead: 18-16. Remaining 2:30-minute duration Ledo scored 2 points and Anadolu Efes finished the first 10 minutes trailing 26-20. Starting the second quarter with Motum’s layup, our team brought the score to 27-33 with Stimac and McCollum’s points at the 14th minute. After Dunston’s underneath point, McCollum scored 1 and Birkan scored 2 three-pointers and our team was leading the score once more at 16:30: 40-38. In the last minutes of the quarter, Anadolu Efes continued to score with Stimac and McCollum and the first half was ended with a balanced score of 46-46.
Starting the second half with McCollum and Simon’s three-points each, the score was brought to 52-48 at the 23rd minute, then Dunston and McCollum’s points set the score table to 55-49 at the 25th minute. Returning from the time-out that was called, Birkan and Dunston’s scores set the score to 58-49 and Anadolu Efes was ahead at the 27th minute. In the last 3 minute of the quarter the rival team brought down the score difference to 2 points, then in the last part, Motum and McCollum’s points set the score table to 65-64 and Anadolu Efes was leading the score at the end of the third quarter. Starting the final quarter with McCollum and Stimac duo’s points, Anadolu Efes set the score to 74-66 at the 33rd minute. After the rival team’s three-pointer, Stimac scored another basket and brought the score to 76-69 at the 34th minute. At the 78th minute the Simon scored, then McCollum’s consecutive 2 three-pointers raised the score difference to 15 points at the 36th minute: 84-69. With Stimac’s fancy dunk Anadolu Efes set the score table to 86-71 at the 37th minute, then Birkan’s three-pointer raised the score difference to 18 points: 89-91. Remaining duration Anadolu Efes held the leadership and Simon and Onuralp’s points set the score to 97-84 and brought the victory to Anadolu Efes.