Frutti Extra Bursaspor started the match more effectively and closed the 2nd minute ahead 8-2. After recovering, Anadolu Efes first melted the gap with Micic’s outside shots and Singleton’s effective play from under the basket, then took the lead in the 7th minute: 15-17. Continuing to play well, Anadolu Efes closed the first quarter ahead 25-21.
Continuing their effective offensive play in the second period, the dark blue-white team made good use of their opponent’s empty attacks and increased the lead to 7 points in the 18th minute: 34-41. Frutti Extra Bursaspor melted the gap with Freeman’s points in the remaining time and entered the locker room with the equality of 41-41.
Both teams started the third quarter with control. At the end of a position, Anadolu Efes Head Coach Ergin Ataman was sent to the locker room by committing two technical fouls when he continued to object to the referee. After this minute, the blue-white team showed an aggressive game and entered the final period with a 65-60 superiority.
The last quarter was the scene of great contention. Joining the match with Needham and Freeman’s outside shots, Frutti Extra Bursaspor equalized the score in the 34th minute: 68-68. Evaluating its opponent’s mistakes well, Anadolu Efes regained the score advantage in the last section and won the arena 83-79.
FRUTTİ EXTRA BURSASPOR: 79 – ANADOLU EFES: 83
Referees: Aytuğ Ekti, Ali Şakacı, Sinem Tetik
Bursaspor Extra Fruits: Freeman 17, Needham 12, Onuralp Bitim 8, Dudzinski 8, Akif Egemen Güven 9, Andrews 14, Mithat Can Özalp, Hayes 11, Ayberk Olmaz
Anadolu Efes: Buğrahan Tuncer 8, Micic 24, Bryant 13, Singleton 11, Petrusev 16, Beaubois 3, Yiğitcan Saybir 5, Tolga Geçim 3, Ömer Can İlyasoğlu
1. Period: 21-25
3. Period: 60-65
With five fouls: 34.58 Petrusev (Anadolu Efes), 35.24 Hayes (Frutti Extra Bursaspor)