With this score Anadolu Efes brought the series to 1-2. The fourth match of the series will be played at 2nd June Saturday at 18:15 in Sinan Erdem Sports Arena.
Our player Zoran Dragic couldn’t play because of his injury and Furkan Korkmaz who we sent to NBA didn’t participated in the game.
Starting the match with Doğuş, Weems, Simon, Motum, and Dunston, Anadolu Efes’s first point was scored by Dunston. After Simon’s layup Motum scored 6 points and at the 3:30 our team brought the score table to 10-7, then Dunston scored 4 more points and at the 5th minute the score table was set to 14-11.Our team headed into the television time-out 17-11 ahead with Weems’s three-pointer, then returning from the time-out Weems and Dunston duo’s points brought the score to 24-19. Starting the second quarter with Brown’s one point from the free-throw, Anadolu Efes set the score table to 28-19 at the 11th minute with McCollum’s three-pointer. Our 30th point was scored by Weems, then at the 14th minute the score was brought to 30-26 and thus coach Ergin Ataman called a time-out. Returning from the time-out Brown’s basket at the 15th minute set the score to 32-26, then McCollum’s 6 points at 16:30 brought the score to 38-30. With Motum and Simon’s 3 points each at the 18:30 set the score table to 44-32. Our team scored with captain Doğuş and McCollum 2 points each and finished the first half 48-37 ahead.
Starting the second quarter, Anadolu Efes’s first point was scored by Weems from the free-throw, then at the 3 minute duration our team couldn’t score and so the score table was set to 49-47 at 23:30. With Simon’s three-pointer brought the score to 52-47, then Dunston and Brown duo’s points at 25:30 set the score table to 56-49. McCollum scored 2 critical baskets, Dunston’s fancy dunk at 28:20 brought the score to 62-61 and so the rival team called a time-out. Returning from the time-out McCollum scored a three-pointer and our team was 65-56 ahead at the end of the third quarter. Starting the final quarter McCollum scored our first point, then Birkan’s three-pointer at the 32nd minute brought the score to 70-59. With McColum’s 6 points at the 33:30 minute the score table was set to 76-66, then Simon responded to rival team’s 3 points in the same way and set the score table to 79-69 at 35th minute. After McCollum’s 4 points at the 37th minute our team was 83-74 ahead. Then Weems’s three-pointer at the last 2 minutes of the match set the score table to 86-77. Remaining duration Dunston, Weems and McCollum scored and Anadolu Efes won the match with the score of 94-88.