Hosting the Bahçeşehir College team in the 11th-week match of the ING Basketball Super League, Anadolu Efes won the game 95-88. Anadolu Efes was ahead 48-40 at the half-time of the match that was played in the Sinan Erdem Sports Hall.
Starting the match with Micic, Erten, Elijah, Yiğitcan, and Pleiss, Anadolu Efes’s first points were scored by Elijah. Micic and Pleiss’s points set the score table to 8-9, then Yiğitcan scored a layup at 4:30 and our team was ahead: 10-9. Micic’s basket was followed by Erten and Elijah’s points in the 7th minute and our team was 16-12 ahead. Tolga’s points set the score of the first quarter to 20-18. Starting the second quarter with Dunston’s basket, our team was 22-21 ahead at the 11th minute. Tolga and Larkin’s baskets followed by Pleiss and Yiğitcan’s points in the painted area and our team was 34-31 ahead at the 15th minute. Micic scored 7 points, and Elijah and Yiğitcan’s baskets set the score of the first half: 48-40.
Starting the second half with Pleiss’s 4 points, our team was 52-43 ahead at the 21st minute. Yiğitcan scored underneath, Micic scored a mid-range shot and our team was 56-52 ahead at the 25th minute. Micic and Larkin’s three-pointers followed by Tolga and Dunston’s baskets and our team was 68-67 ahead at the end of the third half. Starting the final quarter with Larkin’s 5 points, our team was 73-67 ahead at the 32nd minute. Micic’s three-pointer at the 33rd minute set the score table to 76-71. While the rival team set the score table to 76-78 at the 35th minute Micic scored and the score was a tie, then Erten scored a three-pointer and our team was ahead again: 81-80. After the rival team set the score table to 81-84 at 37:20 coach Ergin Ataman called a time-out. Returning from the time-out Larkin scored 1 point from the free-throw line and our team was trailing 82-84 at the last 1:45 minutes. Larkin scored 2 points from the free-throw line after the unsportsmanlike foul at the last 40 seconds of the match and set the score table to 84-86. Beaubois scored the final basket at the last 35 seconds and tied the score: 86-86. In the remaining duration, both teams failed to score and the regular duration ended with a score of 86-86.
Starting the overtime with Larkin and Beaubois’s points from the free-throw line, our team was 88-86 ahead at the 42nd minute. Beaubois’s three-pointer at 43:20 raised the score difference to 5 points and the rival team called a time-out: 91-86. Returning from the time-out Micic and Pleiss scored 2 points each from the free-throw line and our team won the match with a score of 95-88.