Credit: EuroLeague Basketball via GettyImages
Credit EuroLeague Basketball via GettyImages

In the decisive Game 5 of the Turkish league semifinal series, back-to-back EuroLeague champions Anadolu Efes Istanbul crushed Galatasaray NEF 104-77 (26-26, 25-16, 30-11, 23-24) and advanced to the finals where they will meet Fenerbahce Beko.

Points this season

Points made: 81,0
Accuracy: 47,8%
Place in standings: 3
Record max: 109
Record min: 58
Best scorer: Vasilije Micic

Vasilije Micic got injured in the third quarter and left the court.

After examination, the condition of Vasilije Micic looks not as bad as feared. MRI will be taken about half an hour later. He is likely to miss the first game of the final series.

Shane Larkin was the top performer for the winners, accumulating 28 points (2/3 2PT, 7/9 3PT, 3/4 FT), 6 assists, 4 rebounds, and 31 PIR.

On the opposing side, Maurice Ndour was the high-scorer for Galatasaray, ending with 20 points (9/11 2PT, 2/2 FT) 6 rebounds, and 25 PIR.

The biggest part of the first half went back and forth, until Anadolu Efes finished off the second quarter with a late 8-0 run and build a tangible advantage (51-42) just before the halftime.

The start of the third period did not predict good trends for Galatasaray as well. Ergin Ataman's squad opened the second half with a 14-0 push and their lead grew up to 21 points (65-44).

It was not over as Shane Larkin scored 7 points in the end of the third quarter and increased their lead to a massive 28 points (81-53)

Dominant Shane Larkin had already scored 25 points after the 3 quarters.

The fourth quarter was just a formality, as Anadolu Efes came away with a 27-point victory.

Anadolu Efes: Shane Larkin 28 (6 AST, 4 REB), Bryant Dunston 14 (5 AST, 4 REB, 24 PIR), Vasilije Micic 14 (4 AST), Elijah Bryant 13 (10 REB).

Galatasaray: Maurice Ndour 20 (6 REB), Dee Bost 14 (5 REB, 5 AST), Sadik Kabaca 11.

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