Shane Larkin drives Efes to Cup final meeting with Fenerbahce

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Giannis Askounis

16/Feb/24 18:02

Anadolu Efes clinches a berth to the championship game of the ING Turkiye Cup

By Eurohoops Team/

Building up a 17th appearance in the final of the domestic cup, Anadolu Efes knocked out Pinar Karsiyaka.

In control throughout the fourth period, the Istanbul outfit prevailed, 81-77, in Konya on Friday.

Paving the way for the defending league champions, Shane Larkin went for 23 points behind 7/11 field goals, six rebounds, and five assists in the Semifinals of the ING Turkiye Cup. Tibor Pleiss added a 16-point, 10-rebound double-double. Darius Thompson, Dogus Ozdemiroglu, Justus Hollatz, Daniel Oturu, Mike Daum, Derek Willis, and Tyrique Jones were sidelined for the team coached by Tomislav Mijatovic.

Missing Kelan Martin, KSK fell shy of a third participation in the Turkish Cup final. A 20-point showing by Errick McCollum and Vernon Carey Jr. posted an 18-point, 11-rebound double-double stood out in the losing effort for the team guided by Ufuk Sarica.

The second Semifinal in Karatay Spor ve Kongre Merkezi featured Fenerbahce Beko in one-way traffic to a 99-68 victory versus Besiktas Emlakjet. Connecting 6/8 field goals, Johnathan Motley put in a game-high 23 points. The long list of unavailable players for head coach Sarunas Jasikevicius featured Metecan Birsen, Giorgos Papagiannis, Amine Noua, Dyshawn Pierre, Tyler Dorsey, Yam Madar, Nate Sestina, Raul Neto, and Arturs Zagars.

For the team coached by Dusan Alimpijevic, Marko Simonovic set his season-high at 19 points and Kyle Allman Jr. was out.

The collision of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague participants located in Istanbul to decide the next Cup winner follows on Sunday.

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