Date: January 14th, 2017

Panathinaikos Superfoods : 92 - Anadolu Efes: 81

Playing on the road against Panathinaikos Superfoods at the 17th week match-up of Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Anadolu Efes was defeated 81-92 in the over-time when the score was 70-70 on the regular duration finished. Anadolu Efes was trailing 32-38 on the halftime of the match, played at OAKA Arena.
Panathinaikos Superfoods : 92 - Anadolu Efes: 81

Starting the match with Granger, Paul, Cedi, Brown and Dunston, Anadolu Efes scored the first points with Cedi and trailed by 3:40 with the score 4-5. Finding 3 points with Granger from a basket foul leaded our team to score of 7-5 by fourth minute. In the fifth minute Omic’s point leaded the score table to 9-7, though when the host team found continuing points Efes responded with Granger and Thomas’ points and headed to first ten minutes trailing 13-21. Starting second period with Thomas’s two three-pointers our team brought the score to 19-27 by 12:30. Trailing after Heurtel and Dunston’s points by 14th minute with the score 23-27, the rival team lead the score to 23-35 by the 16th minute. In the last minutes of the period Honeycutt, Brown and Granger’s scored, though Efes finished trailing 32-38.

Starting the second-half Cedi’s five points brought the score to 37-44 by 23:30, and with Honeycutt and Dunston’s points the score difference was brought down to five points: 41-46. By this minute the host team called for a time-out and afterwards Granger and Thomas’s three point scores brought down the difference to one point: 47-48. Equalising the score with Honeycutt’s one point free-throw at 1:30 of the first quarter our team took the lead with Heurtel’s layup after a long time: 50-48. After another point was made by the rival team and that equalized the score on 50-50 while going in to the final quarter. Starting the final quarter with Heurtel’s layup Efes lead the score again at 31:40: 52-50. With Granger’s point at 33:30 made score 54-54, though our team was one point behind while Dunston’s one point free-throw at 36th minute set the score to 55-56. Scoring 4 points from free-throw Brown set the score to 59-60 towards the last three minutes of the match, followed by an amazing dunk at 37:30 and Efes was ahead with the score 61-60. While our team was leading with Granger at the final 1:26 with the score 63-62, the rival team’s three-pointer was responded back with Heurtel:66-65. Towards the end of the game Brown pointed at 11,6 seconds and our team set the score to 68-65, on the remaining duration Brown had 2 free-throws and the regular duration of the game ended with an even score: 70-70.

Starting the overtime period Perasovic called for a time out when the score was set to 70-75. Coming back from the time-out Dunston scored two points from free-throw line and Efes set the score to 72-75. On the remaining duration even though Anadolu Efes scored with Honeycutt and Heurtel our team left the court defeated 81-92.