Rodrigue Beaubois leads Anadolu Efes past Darussafaka

Rodrigue Beaubois exploded in the second half and helped Anadolu Efes edge Darussafaka (88-93) and remain close to the top.

The French guard ended the game with 24 points (all of them in the second half), on 6/7 from beyond the arc, and was the main reason behind his team’s 14-32 run in the third quarter.

Darussafaka played very well offensively in the first half and scored 46 points to take a four-point lead (46-42).

Later, though, the visitors were unstoppable and dominated their opponents on both ends of the floor. They outscored them 14-32 and ended the third quarter in front by 14 (60-74).

But, the hosts reacted and went on a 23-12 run of their own to cut the deficit to three (83-86). Yet, Anadolu Efes stood tall in the end and sealed the deal.

Apart from Beaubois, Tibor Pleiss (12 points), Brock Motum (11 points) and Shane Larkin (10) scored in double figures for the winners.

Five players scored in double digits for the losing squad, with Michael Eric having a team-high 18 points.

Anadolu Efes won for the seventh time this season (7-2), whereas Darussafaka suffered their eighth defeat (1-8).