Credit: ZUMAPRESS.com - Scanpix
Credit ZUMAPRESS.com - Scanpix

The triple crown saga of Anadolu Efes continues as they survive in the series with a must-need win against Fenerbahce Beko. 

2-pointers this season

57%
20,2
Points made: 20,2
Accuracy: 57,2%
Place in standings: 5
Record max: 26
Record min: 10
Most made 2FGs: Jan Vesely

It was by far the best offensive game of the series where Anadolu Efes was fueled by Shane Larkin's second-best game in the BSL with 37 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists, where he hit 9/14 threes.

His best was 38 points and 4 assists in the 2019 Playoffs 7th game, where Efes won the title.

"It was like a Euroleague game tonight," said Ergin Ataman after the game. "Shane Larkin did an exceptional job, and Fenerbahce was also good in the offense, especially." 

"I should say that extraordinary defensive pressure implemented on us back in Atasehir was not here tonight. It was quite a normal atmosphere, and we managed to play our own basketball," he continued.

Ataman also hinted about his uncomfortable situation regarding fan attitude towards him in the previous two games in Fenerbahce's Ulker Sports Arena, specifically the occasional chants of mockery. 

He also reasserted that Efes are going to be the one who wins the BSL in the final game at Fenerbahce's home court. 

"I mean, our fans just supported us in a fair play framework, they did not mock anybody or say bad words about anybody. I would like to congratulate our fans. I wish Allah give every team fans like this."

"As I said before, we will never surrender. From now on, they should be the ones worried. On Monday, we are going to tie the series and win the 5th game in Atasehir," he concluded. 

The next game in the best-of-five series will be played on Monday as Anadolu Efes will be playing in front of their fans for the last time this season at Sinan Erdem Arena. 

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