Lucic, Bayern stop Efes’ winning streak

By Eurohoops team / [email protected]

FC Bayern Munich emerged with a second-half comeback to end Anadolu Efes’ 8-game winning streak on Friday, with an 80-79  victory in Round 30 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague.

Shane Larkin (16 points) missed a crucial three-pointer with 30 seconds remaining in the game, but Vasilije Micic was there to restore Efes’ advantage and place them ahead by one point with only 11 seconds left, though a pair of throws by Vladimir Lucic sealed the final win for Bayern.

Lucic paved the way for Bayern with 18 points and a key contribution in crunchtime, Jalen Reynolds followed with 14 points and 9 rebounds while Wade Baldwin and Paul Zipser posted 12 points apiece and Bayern improved to a 19-11 record.

After trailing 37-46 at halftime, the German side stormed into the second half to get its first lead and managed to keep Efes at bay with nearly perfect defense in the fourth quarter.

Vasilije Micic tried to save the day for Efes with a 19-point performance though it wasn’t enough in the end, as the Germans managed to tame the unstoppable Ergin Ataman squad.

Rodrigue Beaubois followed with 14 points and Adrien Moerman had 8 points as Efes now falls to a 19-11 record

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