Starting the match with Granger, Furkan, Diebler, Saric and Dunston, Anadolu Efes got our first points by Dunston from the foul line. With five points by Saric, Efes claimed the lead at 3.20 for the first time in the match: 6-4. Tied 8-8 into the TV timeout in the fifth minute, with Heurtel’s mid-range jumper in addition to his assist to Ahmet for a slam dunk, the game was tied again at 7.30: 12-12. Scoring with Cedi, Brown and Dunston in the remaining duration, Efes was leading 20-17 at the end of the first 10 minutes of the game. Starting the second quarter with Heurtel’s field goal, Efes hit another field goal with Birkan, forcing the opponent to call a timeout in the 11th minute: 24-17. Leading 29-21 past the 14th minute after consecutive points by Brown, Efes was scoreless in the following 3.40 minutes as the home team cut the lead down to one point. With the score 31-28 after two points by Saric from the foul line in the remaining two minutes, Anadolu Efes had field goals by Tyus and Granger towards a halftime score of 35-36.
When Granger made our first field goal in the second half, the score was 38-39 past the 22nd minute. As the margin went up to seven points at 22.30 following two three pointers by the opponent, coach Ivkovic called a timeout: 38-45. Scoring two points from the foul line after the timeout, Dunston made it 40-45. Trailing 40-50 past the 24th minute with a 10-point margin, Anadolu Efes got scoring by Brown and Saric, down 48-54 in the 26th minute. Behind 53-58 with 2.45 minutes left to play in the quarter with five points by Heurtel, Anadolu Efes got four points by Saric and two points by Heurtel in the remaining duration, trailing 59-64 while heading into the final quarter. Heurtel scored a field goal in our first possession in the final quarter, bringing the score difference down to three points: 61-64. Reaching 62 points with Dunston, Efes had a layup by Granger, bringing the lead down to two points in the 33rd minute: 64-66. After five points by the opponent, Saric hit a layup to make it 66-71 in the 35th minute. Following one point by Brown from the foul line, Efes was trailing 67-74 into the last 4.30 minutes of the match. Grabbing the defensive rebound and hitting the layup, Granger cut the lead down to five points at 69-74 in the 36th minute. Trailing 69-79 with 2.30 minutes to play, Anadolu Efes brought the lead down to five points with Brown, Heurtel and Saric’s points within the final minute of the match: 76-81. Getting a field goal with Granger in the remaining duration, Anadolu Efes failed to close the margin and left the court defeated 78-83.