Our team has finished the normal season guaranteeing the 4th place and matched against Barcelona Lassa that guaranteed the 5th place on the playoffs.
Brock Motum and Metecan Birsen didn’t wear the jersey in this game due to their injuries.
Starting the match with Micic, Beaubois, Simon, Moerman and Pleiss, Anadolu Efes’s first points were scored by Micic and the second minute was passed with a 4-4 balanced score. After Pleiss and Beaubois duo’s points, our team set the score table to 10-8 and our team was ahead. After Moerman’s shot, the rival team’s points set the score table to 12-18 and so coach Ergin Ataman called a time-out at the 7th minute. Returning from the time-out in the following 2:30 minutes of the quarter our team scored a series of 12-0 and set the score table to 24-19 at 9:30. Remaining duration our team finished the first quarter 24-20 ahead after the rival team’s points. Starting the second quarter with Beaubois’s points, Anadolu Efes was 26-23 ahead at the 11th minute. After Anderson’s three-pointer at 12:30, the score table was balanced 29-29, then Dunston’s layup at the 14th minute our team was trailing 32-31. At the 16th minute the score table was set to 31-40 and so coach Ergin Ataman called another time-out. Returning from the time-out Sertaç contributed into scoring and our team finished the first half trailing 42-53.
Starting the second half with Micic’s consecutive 2 three-pointers, our team set the score table to 48-57 at the 22nd minute of the match. After Simon and Beaubois’s three-pointers, Micic’s layup brought down the score difference to 5 points at the 24th minute: 56-61. After Simon’s steal our team scored with a teardrop at the 25th minute and so the rival team called a time-out: 58-61. Returning from the time-out Beaubois’s points brought down the score difference to 1 point: 60-61. In these minutes both teams continued to score and after Pleiss and Simon duo’s points our team was ahead again at the 28th minute: 68-66. After Moerman’s three-pointer, our team raised the score difference to 5 points and with Beaubois’s 3 points and-one Anadolu Efes set the score table to 74-69. Starting the final quarter with Pleiss’s basket, Moerman scored 2 points from the free-throw line and raised the score difference to 9 points at the 31st minute: 78-69. While Pleiss continued to score, our team was 82-73 ahead at the 33rd minute, then Simon and Moerman’s baskets at the 35th minute set the score table to 86-79. After Larkin was stopped with a foul while shooting a three-pointer at 36:30 and scored the maximum from the free-throw line, our team set the score table to 90-84. After Micic’s 2 points from the free-throw line our team was 92-88 ahead at the last 2:30 minutes of the match, then Larkin’s 5 points brought the score table to 97-91. After Meorman’s layup our team was 99-93 ahead, then Micic scored from a tactical foul and Anadolu Efes won the match with the score 101-95.