Latest news! THY Euroleague Final-Four started with the match CSKA Moscow – Anadolu Efes.
The finalists met in the first match of the Final Four, hosted by Lanxess Arena in Cologne.
Anadolu Efes started the game well in the fight for the top two scorers of the season. After hitting 5 three-pointers, including three from Rodrigue Beaubois, in the first quarter, our representative was leading 25-15 in the first period, with a double-digit lead.
In the second quarter, CSKA Moscow scored points with Will Cyburn’s head-to-head matches, while Ergin Ataman’s side responded with star scorers. Shane Larkin and Vasilije Micic’s points kept Efes in the lead. At the end of the quarter, Efes came on with a 49-37 lead with points from Sertaç Şanlı.
In the second half of the match, the wind of Vasilije Micic blew. Disrupting the opponent’s offensive order with his defense, Efes increased the lead to 21 points under the guidance of MVP of the season, Micic. With Sertaç’s points in the painted area, Efes passed the last quarter with a margin of 16 points. (55-71)
Entering the final ten minutes quickly, CSKA Moscow scored 10 points with consecutive hits. The Russian representative joined the match in the episode where Anadolu Efes lost pace in attack. In the last 3 minutes, when Micic was sent off with 5 faults, the lead was reduced to 3 points. Shane Larkin came off the line with a score of 2 with 7.8 seconds left in the pursuit of the attack where CSKA were empty in the breathtaking final seconds. (86-88) Clyburn’s three-point shot was not accurate in the return timeout for CSKA and Larkin, who shot the rebound, fouled once. Once again Efes won the match 89-86 with the number of all-star players reaching 1 in 2 and making it to the final.
In the other game of the day, Barcelona beat AX Armani Exchange Milan and became rivals of Anadolu Efes.
Sunday May 30:
6.30 p.m. Match for third place
21.30 Final match
Dashboard of the 4th FINAL-FOUR of ANADOLU EFES
Anadolu Efes finished third in 2000 and 2001, when he played in the Final Four in the number one European basketball organization at club level that has existed since 1958, and was content to be second in 2019. .