Anadolu Zero continues to mature in the Euroleague on the way to securing first place at the end of the regular season. Tonight (Friday) she achieved a foreign victory over the Red Star Belgrade – 78:85, in a game which has already led by more than 20 difference. She of course leads the table with a balance of 3:19, three more victories than the following: CSKA Moscow, Barcelona and Real Madrid.
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Of course, the groups paid tribute to Kobe Bryant’s memory. Anadolu held the ball open for 24 seconds and the Red Star for 8 seconds, as a tribute to the tragic star’s past t-shirt numbers.
The Turks led 16:24 at the end of the first quarter, but ran 2:15 at the opening of the second quarter and rose to an impressive 18:39. The Serbs (13: 9) took a bite, dropping to single digits in the last quarter. Less than a minute for the host bazaar had shrunk to 82:76, but lost a ball and the last chance to make a comeback from the movies. Shane Larkin, as expected, led the winning scorers with 24 points (5-of-9 for three), Chris Singleton added 13. Billy Barron scored 14 for her loss.
Valencia (11:11) overcame 87:94 over Panathinaikos (9:13), thanks to 19 points by Bojan Dobleevich and 14 by Quino Colum. Tyaris Rice, Ex Maccabi Tel Aviv, scored 21 from the other side./>