Anadolu Efes defeated Greek representative Olympiakos 82-71 in the 11th week of THY Europa League.


    Olympiakos entered the game fast with a 10-0 series. Anadolu Efes Head Coach Ergin Ataman, who had to take an early break, changed 4 players from the top 5 and energized his team. Against Anadolu Efes, who scored points with Clyburn, the visiting team, using the bottom of the basket effectively with Fall, finished the first period ahead 18-13.


    The navy-whites tried to score with Beaubois’ outside shots at the beginning of the second quarter. Olympiakos, who had no trouble finding a score, increased the lead to 11 points with Sloukas’ three points in the 15th minute: 25-36. Even though Anadolu Efes tried to dissolve the gap, they went to the locker room with the superiority of the guest team 41-33.


    Both teams started the second half by defending hard. Anadolu Efes, who scored with Zizic and Beaubois against their opponent who had an early foul problem, narrowed the lead to one (46-47) in the 27th minute, but could not take advantage of the chance to take the lead. Maintaining the score advantage with Vezenkov’s baskets, Olympiakos entered the final period with a 53-52 lead.


    The home team took the lead for the first time in the fight with Clyburn’s three-pointers early in the last quarter, making the situation 58-53. Anadolu Efes brought the score to 67-59 in the 35th minute with the intervention of Micic in the final period, where both teams played with a high percentage from behind the three-point line. The navy-whites, which maintained their score advantage in the remaining section, won the match 82-71.


    Anadolu Efes won their 4th game in a row and got their 6th victory of the season. Olympiakos suffered their 4th defeat.


    In the dark blue-white team, Clyburn scored 24 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, Beaubois had 19 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals, and Micic, who was close to the “triple-double”, struggled with 18 points, 9 rebounds, 9 assists.


    Vezenkov’s 18 points and Larentzakis’ 13 points could not prevent the defeat in Olympiakos.


    Meanwhile, Micic passed the 1000 assist threshold in his Europa League career with this match.


    SIMON’S JACKET RETIRED


    Anadolu Efes retired the jersey of former Croatian basketball player Krunoslav Simon.


    The jersey of the experienced basketball player was hung in the hall with the ceremony held during the half-time of the Olympiakos game.


    Simon became the third person to be honored in this way, after Anadolu Efes’ former head coach Aydın Örs and former player Petar Naumoski.


    Anadolu Efes Sports Club President Tuncay Özilhan presented a plaque of appreciation to Simon.


    The 37-year-old player, who wore the navy blue-white jersey between 2017-2022, won two European League, Basketball Super League, Turkish Cup and President’s Cup championships.




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