Starting the second quarter by scoring two consecutive baskets, Galatasaray Nef reduced the score to 2 points: 15-13. Making good use of the home team’s return from attacks without scoring, the yellow-red team equalized the score with Angola’s three-pointer: 18-18. Anadolu Efes, which once again took the lead with successive baskets by Egemen Güven, went to the locker room 38-33 after returning from the time-out.
Continuing his performance in the second quarter of the match in the third quarter as well, Galatasaray Nef balanced the score once again with Sadık Emir Kabaca’s score in the 26th minute: 46-46. The yellow-red team took the lead for the first time in the fight with Morgan’s basket, just a short while before the end of the quarter, and they were ahead 52-51 in this part of the match.
Starting the last section fast, Anadolu Efes quickly took a 60-54 lead with Beaubois’ effective play. Having hit the outside shots, Galatasaray Nef took the lead again with Angola and Göksenin Köksal’s three-pointers: 65-63. Anadolu Efes, leading 70-68 with 1 minute left, increased the lead to 5 points (73-68) with Micic’s basket foul. Evaluating Galatasaray Nef’s return from 2 attacks in a row, the dark blue-whites won the match 77-68.
Before the match, Anadolu Efes’s Presidential Cup was brought to the hall by the captain of the navy-blue-white team, Doğuş Balbay, while Galatasaray Club President Dursun Özbek watched the match.
Living room: Sinan Erdem
Referees: Ali Serkan Emlek, Ahmet Tatlici, Caglar Ozkan
Anadolu Efes: Micic 16, Beaubois 21, Bryant 12, Mbaye 10, Zizic 10, Erten Gazi, Egemen Güven 8, Doğuş Balbay, Egehan Arna, Buğrahan Tuncer
Galatasaray Nef: Caloiaro 2, Ennis 9, Bost 5, Göksenin Köksal 6, Morgan 2, Emir Kabaca 17, Mahir Ağva, Yunus Emre Sonsırma 14, Angola 13, Muhaymin Mustafa, Sinan Sağlam
1. Period: 15-9
3. Period: 51-52