By Eurohoops team/ email@example.com
After the first 20 minutes Anadolu Efes had a 43-35 lead and Dario Saric was the leading scorer of the game with 11 points. Still, Real Madrid at home knows what to do and with a 26-10 third quarter order was restored until the final 80-71 win in the first game of their Euroleague play offs series.
KC Rivers was the hero of the night with 21 points on 6/7 threes. However Real won the game not only by offense, but also by defense and intensity in the third period. Saric scored just 2 points in the second half and an other young gun, Cedi Osman, had 11 points for Efes, which needed much more in order to stay competitive until the end.
Rivers which his shooting covered the off night of Rudy (2/7), Rodriguez (1/6) and Llull (1/5) in threes, keeping the shooting percentage of Real behind the arc in a decent 37% (10/27).