Our players Brock Motum and Metecan Birsen didn’t wear the jersey in this match due to their injuries.
Starting the match with Micic, Beaubois, Simon, Moerman, and Pleiss, Anadolu Efes’s first points were scored by Dunston. After Simon’s three-pointer, Moerman’s 5 points set the score table to 9-2 at the 2nd minute of the match, then Micic and Moerman scored three-pointers each and our team raised the score difference to double digits at 4:30 and the rival team called a time-out: 15-4. Returning from the time-out Dunston and Anderson’s points kept the points difference, and our team was 21-11 ahead at the 7th minute. Remaining duration Micic scored 3 and Beaubois scored 2 more points and our team head into the second quarter 26-15 ahead. Starting the second quarter, the first 2-minute duration passed by quietly for our team, then Larkin’s basket at the 12th minute set the score table to 28-21. At the 14th minute, the score table was set to 28-26 and so coach Ergin Ataman called a time-out. Returning from the time-out Pleiss scored 7 points and our team was 35-32 ahead at the 16th minute. After Micic’s three-pointer, Larkin scored a fancy layup and our team raised the score difference to 8 points at 17:30: 40-32. Remaining 2:30 duration our team couldn’t score but head into the changing rooms 40-36 ahead.
Starting the second half with Micic’s three-pointer, Anadolu Efes set the score table to 43-38 at the 22nd minute. While our 45th point was scored by Pleiss, Micic scored a layup at the 24th minute and brought the score table to 47-42. After Moerman’s three-pointer at the 25th minute, the score table was set to 50-44, then another three-pointer was scored by Dunston and our team was 53-44 ahead at the 27th minute. Remaining 3-minute duration Moerman and Dunston scored 5 points and our team head into the last quarter 58-49 ahead. Larkin’s consecutive 2 three-pointers set the score table to 64-53 at the 32nd minute, then another mid-range shot was scored by Larkin and while the score table was set to 66-55, the rival team called a time-out. Returning from the time-out Micic scored another three-pointer and our team raised the score difference to 12 points at the 35th minute: 69-57. After Dunston’s basket, our team brought the score table to 71-59, then the rival team’s points set the score table to 71-66 at the 38th minute and so coach Ergin Ataman called a time-out. Returning from the time-out in the remaining 2-minute duration Micic scored 4 more points and Anadolu Efes won the match with the score 75-68.