Date: November 15th, 2016

No chance for Unics Kazan against Anadolu Efes: 104-99

Hosting the Russian side Unics Kazan in the seventh week match of Turkish Airlines Euroleague first round, Anadolu Efes won the game 104-99. Anadolu Efes was trailing 49-54 at the halftime of the match, played at Abdi İpekçi Arena.
No chance for Unics Kazan against Anadolu Efes: 104-99

Starting the match with Granger, Cotton, Cedi, Brown and Dunston, Anadolu Efes’s first points were scored by Dunston. While the score was 4-4 past the second minute, Efes was behind 9-10 into the fifth minute following five points by Cedi. One three-point field goal by Granger and two three-point field goals by Cedi helped Efes claim the lead for the first time in the game with 2:30 minutes remaining in the quarter: 18-17. As Brown started getting involved on offense, Anadolu Efes was trailing 24-26 past the first 10 minutes of the game. Starting the second quarter with Omic’s points, Efes got four points by Heurtel at 13:30 to tie the game: 32-32. While Dunston and Thomas’s points kept the score in balance, the opponent’s six points in succession allowed them to pull up 36-42 in the 15th minute, and coach Perasovic called a timeout. Even though Efes was trailing as much as nine points with 3:45 minutes left in the half after the timeout when the score was 38-47, 11 points by Thomas and two points by Granger tied the game once more at 1:30: 49-49. Unable to score in the remaining duration, Efes was trailing at the halftime 49-54.

As Dunston scored our first points in the second half from the foul line, the American’s four accurate free throws helped keep the score at 53-58 in the 21st minute. Following Brown and Granger’s points during these moments, Heurtel and Honeycutt’s points off fast-breaks pulled Efes up 64-63 at 23:50. Leading 69-65 at 25:30 with Heurtel’s points, Efes had a slam dunk by Dunston and a layup by Heurtel to increase the lead to six points in the 27th minute, forcing the opponent to call a timeout: 73-67. Responding to the opponent’s field goal following the timeout with five points by Thomas, Efes was leading 78-69 into the final 1:20 minutes of the quarter. Beating the buzzer with a three-pointer, Honeycutt set the score for the quarter: 81-74. As Honeycutt scored our first field goal in the final quarter, Efes increased the margin to nine points at 31:30 with Thomas’s layup: 85-76. Leading 90-81 past the 33rd minute with Heurtel’s points, Efes increased the lead to double digits for the first time in the match with Brown and Cedi: 95-83. Keeping ahead in the last five minutes with Heurtel, Dunston and Honeycutt’s points, Anadolu Efes emerged victorious 104-99.

Anadolu Efes 104
# Player Min Pts 2P 3P FT OR DR R A St To B F
1 Deshaun Thomas 19:33 20 4 / 4 2 / 6 6 / 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2 Tyler Honeycutt 20:29 12 2 / 3 2 / 3 2 / 2 2 4 6 5 1 0 1 3
4 Doğuş Balbay 12:15 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 5
5 Derrick Brown 28:29 8 4 / 9 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 1 1 6 0 0 1 2
6 Cedi Osman 19:31 16 1 / 1 4 / 5 2 / 2 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 1
7 Bryce Cotton 5:26 0 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 1
9 Samet Geyik 00:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Furkan Korkmaz 00:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Jayson Granger 29:40 7 1 / 2 1 / 2 2 / 2 0 2 2 8 2 1 0 3
23 Alen Omić 5:27 4 2 / 3 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1
31 Thomas Heurtel 32:39 24 7 / 11 2 / 2 4 / 4 0 1 1 8 1 3 0 3
42 Bryant Dunston 26:31 13 3 / 6 0 / 0 7 / 8 4 5 9 1 0 2 1 3
Unics Kazan 99
# Player Min Pts2P 3P FT OR DR R A St To B F
1 Johnson, Orlando 11:39 102 / 3 2 / 2 0 / 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0
2 Antipov, Pavel 08:47 51 / 1 1 / 2 0 / 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
5 Langford, Keith 36:30 253 / 12 4 / 8 7 / 8 0 2 2 9 1 2 1 4
9 Parakhouski, Artsiom 22:33 208 / 9 0 / 0 4 / 4 7 3 10 0 1 1 2 1
10 Colom, Quino 27:50 113 / 4 1 / 3 2 / 4 2 3 5 8 0 1 0 0
13 Banic, Marko 11:07 63 / 3 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2
18 Voronov, Evgeny 17:53 62 / 2 0 / 0 2 / 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
19 Karpukhin, Aleksandr 0 00 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Panin, Vadim 23:42 60 / 0 2 / 5 0 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
21 Kaimakoglou, Kostas 22:32 63 / 5 0 / 3 0 / 0 0 3 3 1 0 1 0 3
22 Williams, Latavious 17:27 41 / 1 0 / 0 2 / 2 0 3 3 1 0 1 0 2
28 Tukmakov, Azat 0 00 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0