Tofas Bursa eliminates Anadolu Efes, goes to BSL Finals

2018-06-02T19:10:25+00:00 2018-06-03T00:20:38+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

02/Jun/18 19:10

Tofas Bursa returns to the Turkish League Finals for the first time since 2000.

By Eurohoops team/

Tofas Bursa scored the last six points of the fourth semifinal against Anadolu Efes to win 70 – 76 on the road and prevail in the series 3 – 1.

This qualification marks the return of Tofas to the Turkish Finals for the first time since their championship run in the 1999-2000 season. They will face defending champion Fenerbahce for the title in best-of-seven series.

It was Josh Owens that was quite possibly the hero for Tofas in Game 4, even though he finished with just four points. With the two sides tied 70 – 70 and 28 seconds remaining, the American forward made the tip-in following Raymar Morgan’s missed shot from short range to hand his team a precious advantage.

Errick McCollum‘s game-tying attempt was off target and then Pierria Henry gave Tofas a four-point lead with 2/2 from the line on the other end. Efes failed to connect to the basket in all of its remaining efforts and lost the game and the series.

Morgan finished with 22 points and nine rebounds while Henry had 21 points, five rebounds plus four assists for Tofas. From the losing side, McCollum notched 15 points plus five rebounds and Bryant Dunston had a double/double of 14 points and 11 rebounds.