Anadolu Efes lost 77-59 to Spanish representative TDS Baskonia in the 12th week match of THY Europa League.
Anadolu Efes lost for the fifth time while TDS Baskonia won for the sixth time.
Starting the match with Larkin, Simon and Sertaç’s three-pointers, Anadolu Efes was ahead 9-3 in the 3rd minute. Although the navy-white team could not prevent the numbers of their opponent from the painted area, Anderson was ahead 20-17 in the first quarter with the points.
Starting the second period of the match with Beaubois’s three-point basket, the home team had difficulty in defending their opponent under the rim. TDS Baskonia got ahead for the first time in the 16th minute with Jekiri’s basket from the painted area: 30-31. Anadolu Efes was behind its opponent 22-13 in the rebounds and went behind 42-37 to the locker room.
Anadolu Efes could not cover under the pot in the first half, and in the second half, Baskonia could not prevent its opponent from outside, and Baskonia increased the difference to 12 points (51-39) in the 24th minute with Polonara’s three-point basket. Baskonia was 63-50 in the third period with Peters’ three-point basket against the dark blue-white team that made simple ball losses and was not organized in attack.
Unable to score points in the 4.5 minutes of the last quarter, Anadolu Efes could not prevent the gap from widening. The navy-white team, which fell 70-50 in the 33rd minute, was defeated by its opponent 77-59.