Larkin, with the ball, before Henry.David Aguilar / EFEEuroligaFinished This is how it was
TD Systems Baskonia101111Anadolu Efes
Marker by quarters19 – 2222 – 2422 – 1929 – 27Fernando Buesa Arena
Baskonia lost an impressive game against Anadolu 101-111. Extra time was necessary and Larkin's talent came to the fore, with a series of chilling triples in the moments when his team needed them most. Baskonia, who also forced extra time with a triple from Vildoza, will have to wait until the last day to see if they qualify for the Euroleague quarterfinals, after their impressive climb in the standings, with nine wins in their last 11 matches. The Vitoria team visits the Valencia field on April 8 on the last day of the regular phase. There are five teams with options for the three remaining places to play in the quarter-finals: Bayern, Baskonia, Real Madrid, Zenit and Valencia.
The match in Vitoria was extraordinary. Anadolu dominated most of the time, with Micic and Simon as the main drivers of their game. He reached a 15-point lead (21-36) and gave the feeling that he could roll as he had done on Tuesday on the Real Madrid pitch (83-108).
But the Baskonia responded to the dominance of Sanli in the interior of the zone, with many penetrations of its external men. The team led by Dusko Ivanovic came to be ahead (86-82), but by then Larkin had already burned with a series of 3-pointers that demanded an equally extraordinary response, especially from Polonara. Larkin finished with 6 of 9 in triples and 30 points and completed the great work of the Croatian Simon, with 21 points and 6 assists. The Frenchman Moerman was also decisive in the closing bars.
The Baskonia did not give up. He responded to Larkin's 3s with 3s from Giedriatis and Polonara. The referees had to review for a long time a plug from Polonara to Moerman. The ball was already in decline they decreed. The decision brought the score to 87-90 with 18 seconds to go. But Baskonia forced extra time after drawing at 92 with a triple by Vildoza. In extra time, Anadolu took advantage very quickly and sentenced. Polonara had 23 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists; Peters, 15 points and 9 rebounds; Giedriatis, 21 points and Henry, 15 points and 8 assists. The bad percentage in the triples was one of the ballasts of Baskonia.
Baskonia, 101; Anadolu Efes, 111
TD Systems Baskonia: Henry (15), Sedekerskis (2), Giedraitis (21), Polonara (23), Diop (5) –start team-; Vildoza (14), Fall (2), Peters (15) and Dragic (4)
Anadolu Efes: Micic (16), Beaubois (5), Simon (21), Singleton (5), Sanli (12) – team initial-; Larkin (22), Moerman (14), Anderson (3) and Dunston (2) Partial
: 19-22, 22-24, 22-19, 29-27 and in overtime 9-19
Referees: Javor , Pastusiak and Panther. They indicated unsportsmanlike fouls to Micic and Henry, a technique to Polonara and they eliminated Sanli for fouls (m.38).
Buesa Arena. Behind closed doors. 33rd round of the Euroleague.
Classification 1st Barça (23 victories and 9 defeats); 2nd CSKA Moscow (21-10); 3rd Anadolu Efes (22-11); 4th Fenerbahçe (20-12); 5th Armani Milan (20-13); 6th Bayern Munich (20-13); 7th Real Madrid (18-14); 8th Baskonia (18-15); 9th Zenit (17-14); 10th Valencia (17-15); 11th Zalgiris (16-17); 12th Olympiacos (14-17); 13th Maccabi (13-17); 14th Villeurbanne (12-19); 15th Panathinaikos (11-20); 16th Alba Berlin (11-21); 17th Red Star (9-23); 18th Khimki (4-27)
Thursday, April 1
Baskonia, 101; Anadolu, 111
Panathinaikos, 86; Milan, 83
Bayern, 71; Zalgiris, 70
Friday April 2
CSKA Moscow-Khimki (19.00)
Alba Berlin-Valencia (19.00)
Real Madrid-Olympiacos (21.00)
Zalgiris-Panathinaikos (19.00) Fenerbahçe-Real Madrid
(19.45) Alba-Red Star
(21.00) April 9
Olympiacos- Khimki (20.00)
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