Starting the match with McCollum, Dragic, Simon, Brown, and Dunston, Anadolu Efes’s first point was three-points scored by Dragic on the first offense. After Dunston and Dragic scored one basket each, our team passed the 4th minute 9-7 trailing, then at the 6th minute the score was brought to 7-16 and so coach Ergin Ataman called a time-out. Returning from the time-out the rival scored 5 points and that was responded by Douglas’s three-pointer, then at the 7:40 the score was brought up to 10-21. Remaining duration Motum scored a point and Anadolu Efes finished the first 10 minutes trailing 23-12. Starting the second quarter with captain Doğuş’s layup, our team brought down the score difference to 1-digits: 14-23. Afterward, Doğuş scored 4 more points and set the score table to 18-27, then Stimac and Dragic duo’s points at the 15th minute brought the score to 22-29. At the second 5 minute duration of the quarter, Motum and Dragic scored 3 points each and Anadolu Efes finished the second half trailing with the score of 40-28.
Starting the second half with Simon’s three-pointer, Anadolu Efes brought down the score difference to 9 points at the 22nd minute with McCollum’s mid-range shot: 33-42. In this part, Simon, Brown and McCollum’s three-pointers set the score table to 44-54 at the 26th minute. After McCollum’s layup Douglas scored a three-pointer himself and at the 28th minute, our team brought the score to 59-49. Remaining 2-minute duration Brown scored 4 and Dunston scored 2 points and Anadolu Efes was trailing 63-55 at the end of the third quarter. Starting the final quarter of the match, Dunston scored our first point in the final quarter, then McCollum grabbed the defensive rebound and scored, thus set the score table to 59-65 at the 23rd minute and also brought down the score difference to 6 points with this basket. Right after this point, the rival team called a time-out. Returning from the time-out McCollum grabbed the ball and scored another basket and set the score table to 61-65. With Dunston’s basket at the 35th minute the score was brought up to 63-67, then Dragic scored 2 points from the free-throw line, and we have brought down the score difference to 2 points at the last 3:40 minutes of the match: 65-67. Hosting team scored and we were trailing 75-65 at the last 2 minutes of the match, then Dunston and McCollum scored but Anadolu Efes couldn’t close the point difference and lost the match with the score of 79-68.