Anadolu Efes advances to its first-ever EuroLeague Championship Game

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In the first-ever all-Turkish semi-final, Anadolu Efes crushed rivals Fenerbahce (73-92) and reached its first-ever EuroLeague Championship Game.

Shane Larkin (30 points, 9/14 shooting, PIR of 43) and Vasilije Micic (25 points, 10/15 shooting, PIR of 27) were unstoppable for the winners and combined for 55 points.

On the other hand, Jan Vesely had a team-high 14 points for the losing squad, with Erick Green adding 13.

After a balanced first quarter (20-19), Anadolu Efes took control (22-29) and a four-point play by James Anderson helped the visitors close the first half in front by five (40-45).

After that, Efes never looked back. Playing very well on both ends, they outscored Fenerbahce 17-23 and earned a double-digit lead at the end of the third quarter (57-73).

Fenerbahce could not turn things around (61-77) and Anadolu Efes comfortably sealed the deal and qualified for the Championship Game (73-92).