Anadolu Efes lost to CSKA Moscow 100-96 in the 2nd week match of Turkish Airlines Euroleague. Losing 82-69 to Real Madrid in the first match, Efes also lost against CSKA. Vasilije Micic’s career record of 7 three-pointers also did not prevent defeat.
Anadolu Efes Men’s Basketball Team lost to Russia’s CSKA Moscow team 100-96 in the 2nd week match of the THY Europa League.
The dark blue-white team lost their second match in the league with this result, while CSKA Moscow achieved its first victory.
While Anadolu Efes was effective with Micic in the match, which started with mutual baskets, the Russian team responded with Shengelia and Voigtmann, and the first period was superior 26-21.
Anadolu Efes tried to balance the score with Beaubois, Anderson and Larkin in the second period, while CSKA Moscow, scoring points with Clyburn and Kurbanov, went ahead 51-46 in the locker room.
Starting the second half of the match well, CSKA Moscow scored points with Shved, Shengelia and Voigtmann against Anadolu Efes, which had difficulties in the offensive, and entered the final period by 79-68.
Carrying its effective offensive performance into the final quarter, CSKA Moscow increased the lead to 15 points (77-92) with Lundberg’s basket in the 35th minute. Recovering with Beaubois’s three-pointer, Anadolu Efes reduced the lead to 2 points (93-95) with 52 seconds to go with Micic and Moerman’s consecutive baskets. However, the Russian team, which managed to maintain its superiority with tactical fouls in the remaining section, won the hall 100-96.
Anadolu Efes player Vasilije Micic, who was the top scorer of the game with 32 points, broke a career record with 7 three-pointers.
Hall: Sinan Erdem
Referees: Juan Carlos Garcia (Spain), Saso Petek ( Slovenia ), Uros Nikolic ( Serbia )
Anadolu Efes : Larkin 12, Micic 32, Anderson 5, Petrusev 7, Singleton 2, Moerman 14, Beaubois 8, Dunston 6, Pleiss 9, Tolga Geçim, Doğuş Balbay 1, Erten Gazi
CSKA Moscow : Lundberg 17, Shved 9, Shengelia 23, Voigtmann 17, Kurbanov 7, Clyburn 18, Hackett 2, Bolomboy 2, Ukhov 5, Antonov
1st Period: 21-26
3. Period: 68-79
Five fouls: 31.34 Anderson, 38.55 Micic (Anadolu Efes)
Notes from Anadolu Efes-CSKA Moscow match
Fans showed great interest in the match played by Anadolu Efes Basketball Team against Russia’s CSKA Moscow team in the second week of the THY Europa League.
Anadolu Efes, which won the European League championship last season, appeared in front of its fans at the Sinan Erdem Sports Hall after a long break due to the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) epidemic.
Basketball fans, who consumed 7,500 tickets for the game days before, filled the allowed 50 percent of the hall due to the Kovid-19 outbreak.
At the ceremony held before the competition, the flag prepared for Anadolu Efes’ first Europa League championship in its history was hung on the ceiling of the Sinan Erdem Sports Hall.
Ergin Ataman received his award from Jordi Bertomeu
Anadolu Efes Head Coach Ergin Ataman, who was named the “coach of the year” last season in the European League, received the award.
The award was presented to the experienced head coach by Jordi Bertomeu, CEO of the Europa League.
Anadolu Efes fans showed love to Ataman with their cheers before the match.
When is Anadolu Efes-CSKA Moscow match, what time is it, on which channel?
Anadolu Efes-CSKA Moscow match, which will be played at Sinan Erdem Sports Hall, will start at 20:30 tonight and will be broadcast live on beIN Sports 3 screens.