Galatasaray Nef started the match effectively. Goksenin Köksal’s throw-in in the 6th minute made it to different double digits (15-5) and the yellow-red team finished the first quarter 26-14.
Starting the second period with a 6-0 series, the guest team drew the difference to 6 points: 26-20. Galatasaray Nef, who recovered after the break and was effective in the painted area, opened the gap again and went ahead 43-29 to the locker room.
While the second half of the match started with mutual baskets, Gaziantep Basketball, which increased its defense hardness, took the advantage of the game. Going to the hoop with Peterson and Gulley, the visiting team also took advantage of the yellow-red’s early foul right and reduced the lead to three points in the 29th minute: 54-51. In the last minute of the third quarter, the guest team did not give their opponent a chance to score, and with Gulley’s basket, they took the lead for the first time in the match and entered the last quarter with a 57-56 superiority.
Starting the last quarter by taking the lead with Trimble’s three pointer, Galatasaray Nef increased the lead to 6 points with Göksenin Köksal’s outside shot in the 36th minute: 66-60. Responding to its opponent with Luther and Peterson’s three-pointers, Gaziantep Basketball equalized once again with 1 minute 54 seconds left: 70-70. Gaziantep Basketball took the lead with 33 seconds left with Peterson’s shots from the free throw line on the return of the timeout: 73-74. In the next attack, the yellow-red team, who came to the free throw line with Bost, took the lead again (75-74) and Gaziantep Basketball took the last attack. Galatasaray Nef, who did not allow his opponent to shoot in the last attack, was victorious 75-74 from the parquet.