MOS vs ANA : Anadolu Efes Istanbul defeated CSKA Moscow for the primary time in nearly eight years and exacted a touch of revenge from losing last season’s Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Championship Game by knocking off the reigning champions 80-82 on the road. Shane Larkin scored 23 points and Vasilije Micic poured in 19 as Efes collected its first convert the Russian powerhouse since Washington’s Birthday , 2013. it had been also the primary win by Efes this century on CSKA’s court in Moscow, after 10 tries.
Rodrigue Beaubois added 13 points and Tibor Pleiss chipped in 11 as Efes extended its streak to eight games for a 20-3 record, three victories beyond the other team at the highest of the standings. CSKA saw its five-game streak come to an end despite Mike James scoring 20 points while Johannes Voigtmann added 15 and Daniel Hackett 11. The loss, which was CSKA’s first reception to Efes since 1999, dropped its record to 16-7 within the EuroLeague.
James opened the scoring for CSKA before Larkin drained a three-pointer for Efes, which went up 2-7 early. After Larkin’s second triple gave Efes a 9-14 lead, Voigtmann scored twice inside to form it 13-16. Chris Singleton and Pleiss followed Larkin’s lead with back-to-back triples because the lead swelled to 13-22. Voigtmann knocked down an extended ball at the opposite end but Larkin’s third three-pointer had the guests up 16-25 after 10 minutes. Pleiss scored to start out the second quarter by pushing the cause double figures, 16-27. CSKA did a far better job defensively within the second frame, allowing just a triple by Micic during a five-minute stretch while Hackett scored 4 points to tug CSKA within 23-30.
Efes kept CSKA cornered with a pair of second-chance scores before another Larkin triple had Efes up 30-39. James responded with a steal-and-dunk and a three-pointer because the hosts went into the break down 37-41. Howard Sant-Roos’s free throws cut the deficit to start out the last half . Micic and Larkin punched back with layups and Micic added a steal-and-layup for a 41-49 cushion. CSKA wouldn’t let Efes shy away as Voigtmann and James both struck from the arc at 47-50. Voigtmann was on track from the surface once more before Kyle Hines followed with a three-point play and layup to tie the score, although Efes went back ahead, 57-58, after half-hour . Joel Bolomboy’s inside basket started the fourth quarter and gave CSKA its first lead since the opening basket.
CSKA Moscow vs Anadolu Efes – Key Players Team News
- Mike James
- Darrun Hilliard
- Will Clyburn
Anadolu Efes (ANA) – Key Players
- Vasilije Micić
- Bryant Dunston
- Sertaç Şanlı
CSKA Moscow vs Anadolu Efes – Team Squad
CSKA Moscow (MOS):
Mike James, Will Clyburn, Tornike Shengelia, Darrun Hilliard, Daniel Hackett, Nikola Milutinov, Johannes Voigtmann, Joel Bolomboy, Nikita Kurbanov, Jānis Strēlnieks, Semen Antonov, Ivan Ukhov, Alexander Khomenko, Andrei Lopatin, Yury Umrikhin
Anadolu Efes (ANA):
Shane Larkin, Vasilije Micić, Krunoslav Simon, Bryant Dunston, Rodrigue Beaubois, Adrien Moerman, Chris Singleton, Tibor Pleiss, James Anderson, Doğuş Balbay, Sertaç Şanlı, Erten Gazi, Buğrahan Tuncer, Tolga Gecim, Yiğitcan Saybir
CSKA Moscow vs Anadolu Efes – Probable Lineups
Mike James, Darrun Hilliard, Will Clyburn, Jānis Strēlnieks, Tornike Shengelia,
Vasilije Micić, Bryant Dunston, Sertaç Şanlı, Krunoslav Simon, Rodrigue Beaubois,