Bryant and Oturu lead Anadolu Efes to victory over Merkezefendi

2024-03-17T18:03:07+00:00 2024-03-17T21:54:09+00:00.

Nikola Miloradovic

17/Mar/24 18:03

Anadolu Efes broke the resistance of the guests in the final quarter, with Elijah Bryant and Daniel Oturu leading the way

By Eurohoops team /

With Shane Larkin and Will Clyburn on the sidelines, Anadolu Efes had to put in extra effort to take on Yukatel Merkezefendi at the Sinan Erdem Dome.

Elijah Bryant and Daniel Oturu led the charge as Tomislav Mijatovic’s side took down the guests in the final 10 minutes, securing an 83-77 victory at home.

Former Merkezefendi big man Oturu finished as the top scorer for the winning side with 22 points on 10/15 shooting from the field, also grabbing seven rebounds. However, Bryant was the star of the show, flirting with a triple-double, scoring 21 points, with seven boards and six assists.

Rodrigue Beaubois and Ridvan Oncel followed the crucial duo with 11 points apiece, while Darius Thompson added nine points.

Marko Pecarski stood out for the losing side with 23 points and eight boards on 10-14 shooting, Nike Sibande followed with 16 points, and Nate Mason added 13 as Merkezefendi fought well until the final moments.

TBSL Round 23 results:

Darussafaka – Samsunsopor 108-78
Turk Telekom – Tofas 87-83
Cagdas Bodrum – Pinar Karsiyaka 97-98
Fenerbahce – Manisa 98-82
Petkim – Besiktas 58-70
Bursaspor – Galatasaray 65-81
Anadolu Efes – Merkezefendi 83-77
Buyukcekmece – Bahcesehir (18/03)

Standings: Fenerbahce 20-3, Anadolu Efes 20-3, Besiktas 18-5, Pinar Karsiyaka 16-7…