Anadolu Efes retained its title after defeating Real Madrid (58-57)

Vasilije Micic and his teammates make back-to-back in the Euroleague after defeating Los Blancos. The Serbian guard collects an other Final Four Most Valuable Player.

Anadolu Efes has been clutch during the Final Four, winning their last two games by a total margin of only four points. They reversed the trend in the second half, outscoring Real Madrid 29-23. Both teams struggled from the field in this final, but the Final Four MVP really stood out from the rest. He finished the game with 23 points, 2 rebounds et 2 assists, while shooting 53.3 % from the field (57 % from downtown).

“Thank you everyone for being in the gym. Thanks to all the fans participating in the Final Four. I’m honestly speechless. 4 years ago I played here and won third place. This time we won the title. I want to congratulate my teammates and Real Madrid on a great game”

Vasilije Micic after the game

Despite a disappointing performance from Shane Larkin (4/15 from the field), Tibor Pleiss established himself as a key factor in this final. He scored 19 points while shooting 80 % from the field, and grabbed 7 rebounds.

This is the third time in Euroleague modern history that a team make the back-to-back after Olympiakos and Maccabi. This is also the lowest scoring final in history. Only five players from Efes scored points during this final, Micic (23), Pleiss (19), Larkin (10), Singleton (4), Dunston (2), this is also the first time that this occurence happen in an Euroleague final.

Photo : Vasilije Micic (Euroleauge)

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