Darussafaka eliminates Efes in Turkish Cup

2020-02-11T19:00:21+00:00 2020-02-11T19:16:09+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

11/Feb/20 19:00


Darussafaka delivered the upset against arguably the top team in Europe right now.

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

Gary Browne scored 12 out of his team-high 22 points in the last five minutes, grabbed five rebounds and dished out five assists as Darussafaka Tekfen beat Anadolu Efes 81 – 71 in a knockout game that launched the 2020 Turkish Cup quarterfinals.

Dacka will face the winner of the Galatasaray – Tofas Bursa match in the semifinals.

Browne went off when Efes tied the game at 64 after a comeback by 11 points down in the fourth period. The Puerto Rican guard made one basket after the other to give his team a 74 – 68 lead with two minutes left. Dacka remained safe until the end.

Krunoslav Simon dropped 22 points for Efes that was minus guard Vasilije Micic. The 2019 finalists also saw head coach Ergin Ataman getting ejected in the third quarter after being called with two technical fouls.

Jordan Hamilton added 16 points and seven rebounds while Jarrod Jones posted a double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side. Rodrigue Beaubois scored 14 for Efes.