Credit: TBF
Credit TBF

Dee Bost and Melo Trimble tried, but the Shane Larkin-Vasilije Micic combo was simply unstoppable, leading Anadolu Efes Istanbul (15-4) to a comfortable 103-91 (28-22, 2-124, 31-28, 23-17) win over Galatasaray (12-8).

2-pointers this season

Points made: 16,3
Accuracy: 50,0%
Place in standings: 30
Record max: 19
Record min: 12
Most made 2FGs: DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell

Efes's duo scored 27 and 24 points, respectively, shooting on a combined 12/23 from distance.

Overall, Efes hit 20/45 three-point shots, whilst shooting only 28 times from inside the arc. The guests also had 15 offensive rebounds against a depleted Galatasaray team, which relied only on seven players due to the recent COVID spree in its ranks.

Dee Bost finished with an almost triple-double performance consisting of 27 points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists. Melo Trimble had a great first half and poured 30, while David Kravish chipped in with 11 points.

Melo Trimble hit a long-distance trey and David Kravish made it a three-point game (46-49) at half-time. The two had a combined 32 points in the first 20 minutes.

Vasilije Micic hit his fourth three-pointer in the game to increase Efes's lead to nine (85-76). The EuroLeague chams kept draining treys, which allowed them to stay up front. Shane Larkin scored his first basket since the first quarter and Ataman's squad got a double-digit lead (95-84).

Krunoslav Simon fell badly on the floor, while trying to score against Canberk Kus, with one minute left on the game clock and was escorted to the locker room.

Galatasaray: Melo Trimble 20 (10/15 FG, 8/8 FT), Dee Bost 27 (6/14 FG, 2/2 FT, 9 REB, 10 AST), David Kravish 22 (8/15 FG, 5/6 FT, 8 REB), DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell 10.

Anadolu Efes: Vasilije Micic 27 (10/16 FG, 5/10 3PT SHOTS, 3/3 FT, 3 REB, 3 AST), Shane Larkin 24 (7/13 FG, 3 REB, 9 AST), Krunoslav Simon 19 (5/9 FG,2/3 FT,  9 REB),  Tibor Pleiss 15 (3/4 FG, 7 REB), Adrien Moerman 15 (5/11 FG, 4 REB, 3 AST).

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