Larkin flirts with triple-double, Efes overcomes Galatasaray

2023-01-22T20:19:39+00:00 2023-01-23T19:04:52+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

22/Jan/23 20:19

Efes star Shane Larkin had his best performance with the team since his return to action in a major road win.

By Eurohoops team/

Shane Larkin flirted with the triple-double, finishing with 19 points, nine rebounds and eight assists as Anadolu Efes beat Galatasaray 80 – 70 on the road in a classic battle of the Turkish BSL League.

Rodrigue Beaubois added 18 points and Bryant Dunston contributed 13 points, including some key plays down the stretch that helped Efes secure the win. Dylan Ennis’ 22 points weren’t enough for Galatasaray that ultimately needed many more contributors to match up the strength of the two-time reigning EuroLeague champions.

Galatasaray led 46 – 39 in the third period but Efes reacted with an 11 -0 run only for the hosts to tie the score at 57, entering the fourth period. Clyburn and Larkin put Efes up in the score 63 – 69 with six minutes remaining and, while the Cimbom were unable to connect to the basket, increased that advantage to 63 – 74.

Efes preserved a safe lead during the last lap of the match to register a win that improves them to 11-5. Galatasaray dropped to 7-9.

BSL 2022-23 Round 16 Results:

AYOS Konyaspor 60 – 77 Besiktas Emlakjet
Manisa Buyuksehir Bld. 80 – 76 Pinar Karsiyaka
Darussafaka 79 – 97 Turk Telekom
Bahcesehir Koleji 87 – 93 Fenerbahce Beko
ONVO Buyukcekmece 94 – 81 Tofas
Frutti Extra Bursaspor 85 – 82 Gaziantep Basketbol
Galatasaray Nef 70 – 80 Anadolu Efes
Aliaga Petkim Spor – Yukatel Merkezefendi Bld. 94-87

Standings: Fenerbahce Beko 14-2, Turk Telekom 13-3, Pinar Karsiyaka 11-5, Bursaspor 11-5, Efes 11-5…