Efes bounces back in Turkish league title series against Fenerbahçe
AA photoAnadolu Efes equalized matters with Fenerbahçe late on June 5, tying up the best-of-seven series 1-1 before it moves to the latter’s home on June 7.
Anadolu Efes Istanbul bounced back from defeat in the opener by routing Turkish Airlines Euroleague runner-up Fenerbahçe 91-70.
Fenerbahçe had led by 29-23 after the first quarter, but Efes regained its footing to go up by 47-46 at halftime.
The turnaround came, however, in the third quarter, which Efes began with a 20-6 blast-off to take control of the scoreboard the rest of the way.
Efes posted most of its points from the perimeter, as point guards Jayson Granger and Thomas Heurtel had 17 points each, while Cedi Osman added 16.
Granger did most of his damage in the second-half surge, which saw the Efes lead keep growing until it topped 20 points at 87-68 with three minutes left.
Fenerbahçe got most of its offense inside, with Pero Antic and Ekpe Udoh scoring 14 each while Jan Vesely had 11 and Bobby Dixon 10.
The series now moves to Ülker Sport Arena.