Anadolu Efes saw CSKA Moscow come back from a double-digit deficit, but stood tall and advanced to its second straight EuroLeague Championship Game.
Efes dominated the game until the middle of the third quarter, thanks to Vasilije Micic’s stellar performance (25 points), and was in front by as many as 21 points (39-60).
Yet, CSKA turned things around and with Will Clyburn leading the way (26 points, 10/16 shooting), they made it an one-possession game late in the fourth quarter (80-83, 86-87).
The Russians missed multiple chances to force an overtime or win the game, though, and Shane Larkin (11 points, 4/11 shooting) sealed the deal for the Turks from the free-throw line (86-89).
Efes dethroned CSKA in a rematch of the 2019 Championship Game and will now play either FC Barcelona or Armani Milano in the Final on Sunday.