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Basketball: Bayern win at Euroleague champion Anadolu Efes

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The basketball players of FC Bayern Munich have clinched their first away win in the Euroleague in almost two months. The Bundesliga team won against defending champion Anadolu Efes Istanbul thanks to a strong fourth quarter with 89:81 (36:40).

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The basketball players of FC Bayern Munich have clinched their first away win in the Euroleague in almost two months. The Bundesliga team won against defending champion Anadolu Efes Istanbul thanks to a strong fourth quarter with 89:81 (36:40).

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In the 20th game of the season in the European Cup, Andrea Trinchieri’s team scored their eighth win, but remains in 14th place in the table. Most recently, Munich prevailed on November 23 last year.

Munich were committed to the rebound right from the start, thanks to a 9-0 run at the end of the first quarter they were 24-21 up after ten minutes. Then Bayern lost their rhythm and went five minutes without a point. Coach Andrea Trinchieri’s team was 36:40 behind at the break, although they had the Istanbul star trio Will Clyburn, Vassilije Micic and Shane Larkin well under control up to that point.

10-0 run by Bayern in the closing stages

On the other hand, Elijah Bryant caused problems for the Munich defense, Istanbul pulled away to 57:41 after an 11:0 run. However, Bayern came back and reduced their deficit to five points before the end of the period. There the guests ran hot from the outside, within two minutes the Munich team hit each of their five threes and took the lead 83:77. With a 10-0 run in the final phase, the former German champions pulled away decisively.

Othello Hunter stood out at Bayern with 18 points and four successful three-pointers. In Istanbul, the German professional Tibor Pleiss scored eleven points in his 300th appearance in the Euroleague.

Source: Stern

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