Darussafaka gain advantage on top seeded Real Madrid, EuroLeague Playoff, Game 2 round up

Darussafaka Dogus levelled their best-of-five EuroLeague Playoff series with top seeded Real Madrid with an 84-80 win in the Spanish capital on Friday.

The series now moves to Istanbul with the score tied at 1-1. Darussafaka led for the majority of the night, not allowing the hosts a single lead in the first half.

Sergio Llull knocked down 5 three-pointers in a period of six minutes in the third quarter to give Real a seven-point lead but Brad Wanamaker rallied the visitors and with help from big man Ante Zizic and point guard Scottie Willbekin guided Darussafaka to a memorable win.

“We played our game, you know,” said Wanamaker, who finished with 21 points.

“We know how great their team is, but we wanted to show how good of a team we are. We looked at them straight in the eyes, come out and play our game, that’s all.”

Anadolu Efes also levelled their series after two games as they saw-off Olympiacos 73-71 for a first ever Playoff road win.

Alex Kirk’s baseline jumper with 48 seconds remaining proved to be the difference as Efes head home with the advantage.

Bryant Dunston posted 16 points, five assists and two blocks to lead Efes.

“We just play together,” said Dunston. “The most important thing for us was to play some defence. They made a lot of tough shots; Spanoulis got a little crazy in the first half. I think that, overall, we did a good job and have to keep it going. Now we go to Istanbul and we have to fight even more.”