Efes secured their spot in the Euroleague Play-in with a massive victory against Crvena Zvezda.

Efes secured their spot in the Euroleague Play-in with a massive victory against Crvena Zvezda.

Efes left no room for Crvena Zvezda, as they dominated the game at the Sinan Erdem Sports Hall with a resounding 100-55 victory. Right from the start, their sole focus was on securing victory, leading them to clinch the 10th place and advance to the play-in of the Euroleague Finals. They paid no heed to the outcome of Virtus Bologna’s game against Baskonia. Efes demonstrated their formidable home court advantage, effortlessly dispatching lower-ranked Crvena Zvezda without encountering any significant challenges. The standout performer for the home team was E. Bryant, who notched up 26 points, grabbed 2 rebounds, and dished out two assists.

In their last 10 games, Efes has emerged victorious in 8, showcasing their peak physical condition this season. The elevated performances of W. Clyburn and E. Bryant, complemented by the stellar play of team leader S. Larkin, have solidified Efes as a formidable force. The future appears promising for Efes, with their potential trajectory yet to be determined for the remainder of the playoffs.

The chronicle of Efes’ game against Crvena Zvezda.

From the opening minutes, Efes demonstrated their intent to dominate the game, launching into the court with a strong start and concluding the first quarter with a 15-11 lead. However, their initial nerves led to several mistakes, keeping the score relatively low.

Entering the second quarter, Efes appeared more composed, tallying 30 points and widening the gap to 14 points, while Crvena Zvezda struggled to keep pace, trailing by 20 points at one juncture. By halftime, both teams stood at 45-31, signaling Efes’ firm grip on the match.

In the third quarter, E. Bryant delivered a remarkable performance, significantly expanding the lead and virtually ensuring victory with a quarter score of 31-13. Efes demonstrated determination and clarity of purpose, clinching a crucial win that solidified their place in the Euroleague play-in.

The fourth quarter unfolded smoothly, with anticipation building for the imminent celebration. M. Daum and E. Osmani also delivered standout performances, contributing to the final score of 100-55.

Player Stats.

Players’ stats of Efes’ game against Crvena Zvezda.

Home Team: Anadolu Efes

Starters:

  • Ercan Osmani: 21:45 Min, 12 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl
  • Will Clyburn: 20:14 Min, 9 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl
  • Justus Hollatz: 21:14 Min, 7 Pts, 6 Reb, 0 Ast, 1 Stl
  • Tibor Pleiss: 14:52 Min, 5 Pts, 3 Reb, 0 Ast, 2 Stl
  • Shane Larkin: 19:36 Min, 2 Pts, 0 Reb, 7 Ast, 0 Stl

Bench:

  • Elijah Bryant: 21:25 Min, 26 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 0 Stl
  • Derek Willis: 18:15 Min, 15 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl
  • Daniel Oturu: 19:01 Min, 13 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl
  • Darius Thompson: 16:31 Min, 4 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 0 Stl
  • Rodrigue Beaubois: 12:30 Min, 4 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl
  • Erkan Yilmaz: 08:33 Min, 3 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl
  • Tyrique Jones: 06:04 Min, 0 Pts, 2 Reb, 0 Ast, 0 Stl

Away Team: Crvena Zvezda

Starters:

  • Rokas Giedraitis: 25:34 Min, 11 Pts, 5 Reb, 0 Ast, 1 Stl
  • Luka Mitrovic: 23:44 Min, 11 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 0 Stl
  • Nemanja Nedović: 19:17 Min, 11 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 0 Stl
  • Joel Bolomboy: 21:32 Min, 6 Pts, 8 Reb, 0 Ast, 0 Stl
  • Adam Hanga: 18:34 Min, 6 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast, 0 Stl

Bench:

  • Yago Mateus: 21:42 Min, 3 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl
  • Trey Thompkins: 10:10 Min, 3 Pts, 1 Reb, 0 Ast, 0 Stl
  • Milos Teodosic: 13:22 Min, 2 Pts, 0 Reb, 4 Ast, 0 Stl
  • Javonte Smart: 10:32 Min, 2 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 0 Stl
  • Mike Tobey: 12:40 Min, 0 Pts, 4 Reb, 0 Ast, 0 Stl
  • Dalibor Ilic: 11:54 Min, 0 Pts, 0 Reb, 0 Ast, 0 Stl
  • Branko Lazic: 10:59 Min, 0 Pts, 0 Reb, 0 Ast, 0 Stl

Team stats:

Anadolu Efes – Crvena Zvezda

Field Goals:

  • Anadolu Efes: 36/76 (47.4%)
  • Crvena Zvezda: 22/59 (37.3%)

3 Pointers:

  • Anadolu Efes: 12/28 (42.9%)
  • Crvena Zvezda: 3/23 (13%)

Free Throws:

  • Anadolu Efes: 16/18 (88.9%)
  • Crvena Zvezda: 8/13 (61.5%)

Assists:

  • Anadolu Efes: 23
  • Crvena Zvezda: 13

Rebounds:

  • Anadolu Efes: 40
  • Crvena Zvezda: 34

Offensive Rebounds:

  • Anadolu Efes: 13
  • Crvena Zvezda: 9

Defensive Rebounds:

  • Anadolu Efes: 27
  • Crvena Zvezda: 25

Steals:

  • Anadolu Efes: 14
  • Crvena Zvezda: 2

Blocks:

  • Anadolu Efes: 4
  • Crvena Zvezda: 3

Turnovers:

  • Anadolu Efes: 0
  • Crvena Zvezda: 0

Personal Fouls:

  • Anadolu Efes: 17
  • Crvena Zvezda: 21

Scoreboard:

QuarterAnadolu EfesCrvena Zvezda
Q11511
Q23020
Q33113
Q42411
Score10055

Watch Efes’ game against Crvena Zvezda on the official Euroleague YouTube channel.

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