Victory Before Turkish Cup: 84-77

We hosted Tofaş in the 21st-week match of the ING Basketball Super League and won the game 84-77. We finished the first half of the match ahead 45-38, which was played at Sinan Erdem Sports Hall, ahead 45-38.

Our team started the game with Micic, Buğrahan, Simon, Moerman, and Pleiss, and we were ahead 8-3 in the fourth minute with the points from Simon and Pleiss. After the hits of Moerman and Pleiss, Micic and Buğrahan also contributed to the score, and we increased the lead to double digits in the sixth minute: 19-8. In this section, our team captain Doğuş entered the game for the first time after his injury, and we were ahead 29-15 in the first 10 minutes of the game after Moerman and Erten's points. We started the second period with Beaubois's three-pointer and increased the lead to 15 points in the 11th minute: 32-17. With the points of Erten and Micic, we were ahead 38-27 in the 17th minute. In the remaining three minutes, we scored four points with Pleiss and three points with Simon, leading the first half of the game 45-38.


While our first points in the second half came from Moerman and Pleiss, we brought the score up to 52-38 at 22:30 and the visiting team's timeout came. On the return from the timeout, Moerman hit another three-pointer and the score was 55-43 in the 24th minute. With Erten's five points, our team brought the lead to 60-46 in the 25th minute. In the second five-minute part of the quarter, our team scored with Micic and Moerman, leading 65-59 before the last 10 minutes of the game. We started the final period with Pleiss's three-pointer and we were ahead 68-61 in the 31st minute. After the 33rd minute was tied 68-68, we took the lead again with Beaubois's three-pointer: 71-68. When the score was 71-73 at 34:30, coach Ergin Ataman took a time-out. Pleiss, who came to the foul line after the timeout, tied the score with his two hits: 73-73. Pleiss also took a defensive rebound in this section while Micic found the layup on the fast break and our team took the lead: 75-73. With Moerman's three-pointer, we made the score 78-73 in the last 3:30 minutes of the game. After Micic's one-hit free throw, Pleiss hit the shot, leading us 81-77 into the last 1:20 minutes of the game. We scored three more points with Pleiss in the last minute and left the game 84-77.

Anadolu Efes Player Statistics
# Player Min Pts 2P 3P FT OR DR R A St To B F FR EFFP
  TOPLAM   0 0 / 0 %0,00 0 / 0 %0,00 0 / 0 %0,00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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