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Efes puts an end to Barça’s streak

And Barça very soft defensively and without the ability to react in attack, clearly gave way to Anadolu Efes (98-74) ending six-fight winning streak in 2024. The Turks passed over a disoriented team, remembering the ‘old’ Barça from December.

The ex-azulgrana Tibor Pleiss was the great offensive protagonist of Anadolu in the first minutesscoring 8 of the Turkish team’s first 12 points.

In Barça’s defense of changes, The center found space and took advantage of it against a Barça team that was somewhat soft defensively. and that was saved by the multiple shooting errors of the Turks.

Although the Barça attack was not too fine either.which together with those defensive spaces, Anadolu took advantage of to dominate the quarter in what was not the best performance by Grimau’s team (18-13).

Barça reacts

Anadolu remained aggressive in defense and achieved its maximum advantage (24-15). The Blaugrana needed to raise their defensive level. And the reaction was immediate with some buenos minutos de Satoransky y Jokubatis.

Willy took center stage in the zone (11 points) and the duel began to take a turn. From 24-15, Barça, playing good basketball, with speed, turned it around, to take the lead 29-31. At least, Grimau’s team had gotten into the game’s rhythm.

But Oturu appeared, who was the unexpected protagonist of the locals (7)and who managed to keep his team afloat, while Barça, without playing a very brilliant match, held the best local pace (35-34).

Shane Larkin woke up for the hosts before the break and with five consecutive points he opened the lead again for Anadolu who went into half-time ahead although the game was open for Barça (42-39).

After the break, Anadolu gained momentum with Willis and Thompson’s triples and clearly had the initiative (52-46) against a Barça with many defensive doubts, and with only Brizuela with clear ideas in attack.

Barcelona did not defend well, leaving many players with too much freedom to shoot and Anadolu penalized it with triples from Beaubois and Larkin that gave the locals a maximum of 12 in a bad end to the quarter (72-58). Things were getting ugly with 10 minutes left.

Grimau’s men lost their way, remembering the weak team from December, shrunken and without ideas, and Anadolu The lead continued to increase to 18 (78-60) with an unstoppable Beaubois. Anadolu played too much at will, with a scoring festival from Beaubois (21) without Barça finding ideas and the difference went to 25 points (94-69) with only Jokubaitis showing his face in the final minutes in a very sad ending of the blaugrana (98-74).

Datasheet:

98 – Anadolu Efes (18+24+30+26): Larkin (15), Bryant (6), Thompson (7), Willis (6), Pleiss (17), Beaubois (21), Daum (3), Oturu (16), Clyburn (5), Jones (2) and Oncel (-).

74 – FC Barcelona (13+26+21+14): Satoransky (3), Brizuela (9), Kalinic (14), Parker (8), Vesely (6) -equipo initial-, Hernangómez (18), Jokubaitis (14), Da Silva (2) and Parra (-).

Referees: Tomislav Hordov (CRO), Ioannis Foufis (GRE) and Vasiliki Tsaroucha (GRE). Local coach Erdem Can was pointed out for a technical foul (min.20).

Incidences: Matchday 22 of the Euroleague played at the Sinan Erdem Sports Hall in Istanbul (Turkey).

2024-01-18 19:41:49
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