Credit: Tolga Adanali/Euroleague Basketball via Getty Images
Credit Tolga Adanali/Euroleague Basketball via Getty Images

Anadolu Efes Istanbul (4-6) hosted Olympiacos Piraeus (6-4) in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, beating the Greeks with an astonishing fourth quarter 88-69 (23-25, 21-19, 24-22, 20-3).

Player of the Game
Rodrigue  Beaubois
EFF
33
Rodrigue Beaubois
Points 29
Accuracy 10-14
Rebounds 5
Assists 1

Efes started the final period with 11 straight points to gain their largest lead of the game (79-66). Meanwhile, Olympiacos weren't able to score for nearly six minutes. They only had 3 points in the quarter which sealed their faith, as Efes came away with a 19-point victory.

Rodrigue Beaubois started the game with six points with no answer from the opponents (6-0), but Olympiacos went on a 17-4 run to gain an advantage (17-10).

Olympiacos continued holding a small lead in the second quarter until Shane Larkin nailed a 3-pointer with over four minutes left in the period (37-36). Both teams continued trading buckets and the game was tied at halftime (44-44).

Seven straight points by Adrien Moerman gave Efes a six-point advantage in the third period (58-52), but the visitors finished it off well to cut their deficit to two (66-68).

"We got 21 assists, shared the ball, and tonight we found Rodrigue Beaubois," Efes coach Ergin Ataman said after the game. "He was very hot on offense, with his shots, but others were not. Micic shot only 1 of 10, also Larkin was not very good in shooting, but Beaubois gave us so much when we had a problem on offense."

Rodrigue Beaubois achieved his EuroLeague career-high, finishing with 29 points (3/4 2PT, 7/10 3PT, 2/3 FT), 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 2 blocks, and 33 PIR. His previous highest-scoring game was headlined with 28 points.

"It was a great win, it's very important to win in front of our fans," Beaubois said post-game. "They were amazing. I just tried to be aggressive for my team. As a team, we did a great job in the second half. If we want to win games that’s just what we need to do, to play more aggressively, we know we can do it."

Beaubois also made the most 3-pointers in his EuroLeague career, exceeding his previous record of six made shots from deep range.

Efes: Rodrigue Beaubois 29 (7/10 3PT), Vasilije Micic 19 (5 AST), Shane Larkin 10 (6 AST), Adrien Moerman 9 (8 REB), Krunoslav Simon 8 (6 REB).

Olympiacos: Sasha Vezenkov 17 (8 REB), Moustapha Fall 15, Giorgos Printezis 9, Thomas Walkup 9.

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Stambulo Anadolu Efes
Pirėjo Olympiakos
46%
31/67
Field goals
44%
25/57
36
Rebounds
34
21
Assists
19
8
Steals
4
36%
12/33
3-pointers
26%
6/23
93%
14/15
Free throws
81%
13/16

Best players

Rodrigue  Beaubois
29 PTS
10/14 FG
2/3 FT
Aleksandr  Vezenkov
17 PTS
6/8 FG
3/3 FT
Adrien  Moerman
8 REB
5 DREB
3 OREB
Aleksandr  Vezenkov
8 REB
6 DREB
2 OREB
Shane  Larkin
6 As
1 TO
25 MIN
Konstantinos  Sloukas
4 As
1 TO
20 MIN
Rodrigue  Beaubois
33 EFF
75% 2P%
70% 3P%
Aleksandr  Vezenkov
26 EFF
100% 2P%
50% 3P%