Anadolu Efes scored 103 over Turk Telekom – BSL Day 23 recap

2020-03-15T16:43:20+00:00 2020-03-16T17:48:51+00:00.

Antigoni Zachari

15/Mar/20 16:43

Key players were missing in Efes’ win for Turkish League Round 23’s game vs. Turk Telekom.

By Eurohoops team /

Anadolu Efes got the 101-83 win over Turk Telekom and remains on top of the Turkish BSL standings.

Shane Larkin, Adrien Moerman, Alec Peters, Bryant Dunston and Krunoslav Simon all sat out Anadolu Efes‘ Sunday (15/3) game vs. Turk Telekom. However, according to the BSL rules, only five non-local players can be used and Chris Singleton, Tibor Pleiss, Vasilije Micic, James Anderson and Rodrigue Beaubois played.

Following the game, Ergin Ataman commented that Larkin sat out due to injury, while the team didn’t bring Dunston to Ankara since he just became a father on Saturday.

Micic with 19 points was the top scorer of the winners.

Marquee players from Galatasaray and also from Tofas in the game against Fenerbahce were missing from their team’s respective games on Day 23 of the Turkish league, which continues its action behind closed doors this weekend. Galatasaray players issued a joint statement earlier this week, requesting suspension of the Turkish League, while players from all the Turkish clubs expressed their concerns in social media.

While there’s no official information on the matter, in most cases, the reason for the absence was fear because of the COVID-19 virus outbreak, according to Eurohoops sources.

Anadolu Efes leads the league with a 20-2 record, followed by Karsiyaka (20-3), Fenerbahce (18-5) and Galatasaray (16-7).

BSL Day 23 results:

Afyon Belediye – Darussafaka 81 – 83 (Aldridge 19, Guler 21) ITU – Buyukcekmece 86 – 63 (Campell 15, Tayfur 14)
Galatasaray – Pinar Karsiyaka 74 – 79 (Arslan 22, Kennedy 16)
Gaziantep – Bandirma 73 – 63 (Buva 23, Oncel 20)
Bursaspor – Besikttas 98 – 87 (Jones 29, Djurisic 27)
Fenerbahce – Tofas 84 – 75 (De Colo 19, Ermis 14)
Turk Telekom – Anadolu Efes 83 – 101 (Taskiran 20, Micic 19)
Bahcesehir – OGM Ormanspor 105-111 (overtime, Golden 29 – Hagins 26)

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