Real Madrid: 90 - Anadolu Efes: 70

Playing on the road against Real Madrid at the 10th week match-up of the Euroleague first round, Anadolu Efes was defeated 90-70. Anadolu Efes was trailing 47-43 at the halftime of the match, played at Barclaycard Center. With this result, Anadolu Efes held the second place in the group and qualified for the Top 16.

Starting the match with Draper, Janning, Perperoglou, Saric and Lasme, Anadolu Efes got its first field goal by Perperoglou. Passing by the third minute 8-6 with his eight points, Lasme's spectacular dunk made it 10-6. Janning and Saric's three-pointers accompanied by Bjelica's points in the paint helped the team stay up 18-13 in the fifth minute. Ahead 25-21 in the last two minutes of the game after the TV timeout with Saric and Bjelica's points, Anadolu Efes failed to get any scoring in the remaining duration, and the score was tied at 25 at the end of the quarter. McGrath got our first field goal in the second quarter, putting the team up 27-25. Having a hard time scoring points for some time, the team couldn't prevent an 8-0 scoring run by the opponent, trailing 33-27 at 13.30. With Deniz getting 10 points and Cedi getting two, Anadolu Efes closed the gap down to two points in the last 2.20 of the quarter: 41-39. Finding four more points by Saric in the remaining duration, Anadolu Efes was trailing 47-43 at the half.

After Janning got our first points in the second half to make it 47-45, good defense coupled with four points by Cedi and Lasme put the team up again in the 21st minute: 49-47. Perperoglou getting the team's 52nd point, Anadolu Efes tied the game at 54 in the 25th minute with Janning's field goal. Responding to the opponent's field goal with his three-pointer afterwards, Janning put the team up once more: 57-56. With the score 60-57 in favor of the opponent in the last 2.30 of the game, Ivkovic took a timeout. After the timeout, young prospect Furkan's three-pointer tied the game once more: 60-60. Failing to prevent a 7-0 scoring run, Anadolu Efes was trailing 67-60 in the last minute of the quarter. Getting one point by Bjelica in the last minute of the quarter, the team was trailing 69-61 after the third quarter. Conceding eight points in the first 2.30 minutes in the final quarter, the team was trailing 77-61. Lasme and Furkan's points kept the game at 80-66 in the 34th minute. Unable to close the gap in the remaining duration, Anadolu Efes left the court defeated 90-70.

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