In the fourth game of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague quarter-final, Anadolu Efes lost once again to Real Madrid and moved to Istanbul by reaching the series 2-2. Real, who caught a 19-2 series in the last 5 minutes in the previous match, managed to win the match by catching a 23-4 series in the last part of the last period.
Anadolu Efes lost 82-76 to Real Madrid in the fourth match of Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Play-Off, and the series reached 2-2. The fifth and final game of the series will be played on Tuesday, May 4 at Sinan Erdem Sports Hall. Our representative will have his name written in the Final Four if he leaves this match victorious.
Real Madrid started the match very well, and had a 17-0 lead in the first 5 minutes, when Carroll scored 11 points. After this episode, Anadolu Efes recovered from outer shots with 3 hits on top of each other and captured a series of 11-0, reducing the difference to 6 in the 9th minute: 17-11. Real Madrid finished the first quarter 19-13 superior.
Starting the second period with an 8-0 series, Anadolu Efes took the lead in the 12th minute for the first time: 19-21. The navy-white team, which hardened its defense in the remaining part and produced 5 baskets behind the 3-point line, went 47-36 in the locker room.
Real Madrid, recovering in the third quarter with the numbers of Carroll and Garuba, reduced the difference to 4 in the 24th minute: 51-55. Anadolu Efes regained control of the game after the timeout taken by head coach Ergin Ataman, capturing an 11-0 run and increasing the difference to 15 points in the 27th minute: 51-66. Navy-whites entered the final period with a 9-point advantage (57-66).
The fourth period has witnessed great excitement. Anadolu Efes increased the difference to 13 points (59-72) in the 33rd minute with Larkin’s basket from behind the 3-point line. Real Madrid, who made simple mistakes after this episode and got only 4 points from free throws, caught a 23-4 run against Anadolu Efes, won the match 82-76.
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Referees: Sreten Radovic (Croatia), Olegs Latisevs (Latvia), Milan Nedovic (Slovenia)
Real Madrid: Alocen 3, Carroll 20, Abalde 7, Tyus 7, Garuba 24, Causeur, Fernandez 8, Laprovittola, Reyes, Llull 8, Thompkins 5, Taylor
Anadolu Efes: Micic 9, Simon 6, Beaubois 23, Moerman, Sertaç Şanlı, Larkin 22, Singleton 5, Anderson 3, Dunston 8
Period 1: 19-13
Period 3: 57-66