Latest news! By beating Fenerbahçe Beko 93-66 in the third game of the ING Basketball Super League play-off final, Anadolu Efes won the series 3-0 and became the champion of the 2020-2021 season.
Starting the match with a high percentage of attacking hits, Anadolu Efes was ahead in the 4th minute by 14-7. Fenerbahce Beko, who recovered and took the lead in that quarter, where De Colo’s individual performance prevailed, finished the first period 25-21 superior.
Anadolu Efes started the second quarter with back-to-back turnovers. Fenerbahçe Beko, who scored with short players, led 31-25 in the 14th minute. After that minute, the guest team caught a 15-0 streak with efficient play from Buğrahan Tuncer and Singleton, and closed the 19th minute with a 40-31 advantage. Losing its rhythm and making consecutive turnovers, the yellow-dark blue team has scored only 7 points in this quarter. Always effective in attack, Anadolu Efes entered the locker room with a lead of 44-32.
Anadolu Efes made an efficient start to the second half. Sharing the ball well and scoring three straight points, the visiting team extended their lead to 21 points in the 23rd minute: 33-54. Having trouble scoring points, Fenerbahçe Beko also failed to draw a good image in defense. Anadolu Efes, author of a series of 31-2 (33-56) against his opponent since the 14th minute, increased his lead to 26 points in the 26th minute: 36-62. Playing the end of the quarter at a brisk pace, the White Marines entered the final period with a 25-point lead (47-72).
Fenerbahçe Beko scored 10-0 against Anadolu Efes, who started the final quarter with turnovers and couldn’t score, and reduced the lead to 15 points early in the 34th minute: 57-72. Opening the gap again with the baskets of Beaubois and Buğrahan Tuncer, Anadolu Efes won the match 93-66 and became the champion.
Rodrigue Beaubois of Anadolu Efes had a good part in the victory with his 30 points and 4 assists.
In Fenerbahçe Beko, 19 points and 3 assists from Nando De Colo could not prevent defeat.
Fenerbahçe Club president Ali Koç followed the match from the stands.