Credit: - Scanpix
Credit - Scanpix

Two Turkish Airlines EuroLeague teams faced off in the domestic setting, with Anadolu Efes Istanbul (3-1) continuing their struggles, losing to Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul (4-0) 90-68 (16-24, 15-23, 14-12, 23-22).

Points this season

Points made: 74,5
Accuracy: 48,1%
Place in standings: 9
Record max: 87
Record min: 61
Best scorer: Nando De Colo

Shorthanded by injury problems, Anadolu Efes suffered its third straight loss in the last 6 days. Alongside Krunoslav Simon, neither Vasilje Micic, James Anderson, or Filip Petrusev were in the squad. 

Ergin Ataman started the game with three bigs (Moerman-Dunston-Singleton) as a replica of the strategy that he used against Milano.

Shane Larkin was designated as the indisputable leader, and Rodrigue Beaubois tried to keep his team in the game during the first half, but all of these tactical tweaks and individual efforts came too short.

Fenerbahce imposed an ultimate dominance on the court almost every minute of the game with a ferocious defensive effort and set the tone at the end of the first half with a 47-31 lead. 

Bolstered by the successive defensive stops, Fenerbahçe Beko gradually improved its lead by transition offenses and easy baskets, led 68-46 in the third quarter, and won 90-68.

Fenerbahce looked confident on the offense with a balanced effort where different players reached double-digit figures in scoring.

Devin Booker led Fenerbahce in scoring with 15 points (4/6 2PT, 1/2 3PT, 4/4 FT), 1 rebound, 2 assists, and 1 steal.

Fenerbahce: Devin Booker 15, Nando de Colo 13, Tarik Biberovic 12, Sehmus Hazer 12, Melih Mahmutoglu 11.

Efes: Rodrigue Beaubois 20, Erten Gazi 14, Shane Larkin 11, Tibor Pleiss 8.

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