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Anadolu Efes secure shock victory over Barcelona

Scoring 26 points, Serbian guard Vasilije Micic leads Turkish club to win against EuroLeague leaders

Emre Aşıkçı   | 05.02.2021
Anadolu Efes secure shock victory over Barcelona Barcelona's Greek guard Nick Calathes (L) and Barcelona's Ugandan center Brandon Davies vies with Anadolu Efes Istanbul’s Shane Larkin (C) during the basketball day of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season Round 24 match between FC Barcelona and Anadolu Efes Istanbul at the Palau Blaugrana in Barcelona, Spain on February 4, 2021. ( Adria Puig - Anadolu Agency )

ISTANBUL 

Serbian guard Vasilije Micic helped Anadolu Efes secure a shock victory Thursday, beating top-placed Barcelona 88-86 in a EuroLeague game. 

Micic became the highest scorer of his team with 26 points and five assists at Barcelona's Palau Blaugrana Arena.

Shane Larkin produced 19 points while Sertac Sanli finished with 12 points and eight rebounds.

For the losing side, Montenegrin forward Nikola Mirotic played with 24 points and American-Ugandan center Brandon Davies helped his team with 14 points and seven rebounds.

Efes improved to 13-10 to jump to seventh spot while Barcelona remained at the top with a 17-7 win/loss record in the regular-season standings.


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