Hosted by Israel’s Maccabi Fox Tel Aviv team in the 27th-week match of Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Anadolu Efes lost the game 75-77. Anadolu Efes was ahead 42-36 at the half-time of the match that has been played at Menora Mivtachim Arena.
Starting the match with Micic, Beaubois, Anderson, Singleton, and Pleiss, Anadolu Efes’s first points were scored by Anderson. After the rival team’s 0-9 series, the score table was set to 2-9 at the 3rd minute of the match and so coach Ergin Ataman called a time-out. Returning from the time-out Larkin scored another basket and our team was trailing 4-11 at the 5th minute. After Moerman’s 3, Beaubois and Pleiss’s 2 points each, our team finished the first quarter trailing 11-21. Starting the second quarter with Simon’s 5 points, our team set the score table to 16-21 at the 12th minute. After Singleton’s 2 points from the free-throw line, Simon scored another basket and set the score table to 20-23 at the 13th minute. While Micic and Beaubois continued to score, after Larkin and Moerman’s points our team was ahead for the first time in a long time within the match at the 15th minute: 32-31. In this part of the match, the rival team called a time-out and returning from that Pleiss and Beaubois set the score table to 36-34 at the 18th minute. Remaining duration after Micic, Larkin and Simon’s points our team head into the changing rooms 42-36 ahead.
Starting the second half with Larkin and Simon duo’s points, Anadolu Efes was 50-42 ahead at the 22nd minute. Then, our team failed to score within the following 2:30 minutes and was trailing at the 24th minute: 50-51. After Pleiss scored 2 baskets, our team was ahead again at the 25th minute: 54-51. Our team continued to score with Micic’s 3 and Pleiss’s 2 points and was ahead at the end of the third quarter: 59-57. Starting the final quarter with Moerman’s basket, our team was 61-59 ahead. After the rival team tied the score, Micic and Beaubois scored a series of 8-0 and set the score table to 69-61. While our team set the score table to 71-65 at the 37th minute with Beaubois’s basket, the hosting team scored and set the score table to 71-73 in the last 1:30 minutes of the match. Within the last 40 seconds of the match, our team was trailing 71-75, then Micic scored 4 points and the score was a tie: 75-75. Remaining duration the rival team’s basket set the score of the match and our team lost: 75-77.