(ABSTRACT) Anadolu Efes – Gaziantep Basketball game result: 96-73
In the first match of ING Basketball Super League play-off quarter final series, Anadolu Efes defeated Empera Halı Gaziantep Basketball 96-73 at its court and moved ahead 1-0 in the series.
In the first match of ING Basketball Super League play-off quarter final series, Anadolu Efes hosted Empera Halı Gaziantep Basketball. In the first 5 minutes of the fight, the home team was effective with Moerman, while the Gaziantep team produced scores with Kelly. With 4:50 remaining, the away team led the television timeout by 3 points: 8-11. In the remaining part, Anadolu Efes took the advantage of the game with Micic coming from the sidelines and closed the first quarter ahead 22-18.
The host team, which was effective in the second period, increased the gap to 10 with a two-point field goal from Sertaç Şanlı with 8:29 remaining: 28-18. Anadolu Efes, which managed to open the score even more in the remaining minutes, increased the difference to 16 with Dunston’s two-point basket with 3:09 remaining, and the opponent took the timeout: 38-22. Anadolu Efes, which managed to maintain the difference in the remaining section, closed the first half 45-30 ahead.
While the second half started with opposite points, Anadolu Efes led the last 5 minutes of the period by 20 points with Moerman’s free throw hits: 59-39. In the remainder, both teams showed a prolific appearance on offense. The host team widened the gap even more in the last episode, leading 75-53 in the last period.
Anadolu Efes, which made an effective start in the last period, increased the difference to 31 with a two-point hit from Yiğitcan with 5:03 before the end of the match: 88-57. Although Gaziantep Basketball lost the difference in the remaining part, Anadolu Efes won the competition 96-73. Moerman played 20 points in Anadolu Efes, while Jaiteh was the top scorer of the game with 26 points in Gaziantep Basketball.
The second match of the series will be played on Sunday, May 16 in Gaziantep. Anadolu Efes will have its name written in the semi-finals if it also wins that match.
HALL: Sinan Erdem
REFEREES: Erşan Kartal, Halil Baldemir, Sinem Tetik
ANADOLU EFES: Larkin 5, Doğuş Balbay, Simon 2, Moerman 20, Dunston 11, Micic 19, Anderson 8, Buğrahan Tuncer, Sertaç Şanlı 11, Yiğitcan Saybir 7, Erten Gazi 10, Tolga Geçim 3
EMPERA CARPET GAZİANTEP BASKETBALL: Can Uğur Öğüt 4, Hayes 5, Tomas 6, Kelly 11, Jaiteh 26, İsmail Cem Ulusoy 7, Orhan Haciyeva 9, Doğan Şenli 2, Alp Karahan, Ahmet Furkan Özkan 3, Hüseyin Emre Yılmaz
FIRST PERIOD: 22-18
FIRST HALF: 45-30
THIRD PERIOD: 75-53