The team members those have an injury, Derrick Brown and Ricky Ledo didn’t wear the jersey in this match.
Starting the match with McCollum, Birkan, Simon, Motum, and Duston, Anadolu Efes’s first points were shot by McCollum and finished the second minute leading the score 4-3. In the first part of the match, Dunston and Motum scored from the painted area and Simon scored mid-range shots and passed the fifth minute 15-14 ahead. Our 17th point was shot by our young player Berk, then in the last part of the quarter Stimac scored 4 points and our team was trailing 23-21 at the end of the first 10 minutes. Starting the second quarter with Stimac’s one point from the free-throw, Anadolu Efes was trailing in the 11th minute with the score of 28-22. After Adams’s dunk, hosting team’s points brought the score to 24-34 at the 13th minute, then Dunston scored 4 and Simon scored 3 points and brought down the score difference to 5 points at the 15th minute: 31-36. With Stimac and captain Doğuş’s underneath points brought the score to 35-38 at the 17th minute, then the hosting team called a time-out. Returning from the time-out Stimac brought down the score difference to 1 point and with Doğuş’s mid-range shot our team was leading the score at the 19th minute: 39-38. Anadolu Efes continued to score with Stimac in the last minute, though our team was trailing at the end of the first half: 40-43.
Starting the second half with Stimac and Simon duo’s points, Anadolu Efes brought the score to 46-47 at the 22nd minute. Our team set the score to 51-49 at the 23:30 with McCollum’s 5 points –one three-pointer- and was ahead again. With McCollum and Dunston’s points Anadolu Efes continued to lead the score at the 28th minute with the score of 55-52, then in the remaining 2 minutes of the quarter Adams and Stimac scored two points each and finished the third quarter 59-58 ahead. Starting the final quarter with McCollum’s 4 points from our first two offenses, then at the 32nd minute the score was balanced again: 63-63. After Adams’s layup, Dunston and Simon scored three-pointers and set the score to 72-68 at the 33rd minute. After Motum and McCollum’s points from the painted area, our team brought the score to 79-73 at the 35:30. When the score table was set to 79-78 t the 36th minute with the rival’s points, Perasovic called a time-out. Returning from the time-out, the rival team was 1 point ahead, then with Dunston’s three-pointer, Anadolu Efes was leading the score again at the 37th minute: 82-80. With Simon’s basket, our team went into the last 25 seconds of the match 84-82 ahead, then the hosting team scored, and our team couldn’t score in the last seconds of the match and thus the match finished with a balanced score of 84-84 in the normal duration and so overtime started.
Starting the overtime with Stimac’s one point from the free-throw at the 40:30, our team lead the score again: 85-84. After gaining the defensive rebound, Anadolu Efes scored a three-pointer with McCollum and set the score difference to 4 points and thus the rival team called a time-out: 88-84. Returning from the time-out McCollum, Simon and Adams scored and Anadolu Efes went into the 44th minute 94-86 ahead. Remaining duration Simon scored 2 points from free-throw and Anadolu Efes won the match with the score 96-89.