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Turkey's Anadolu Efes lose in EuroLeague playoffs

Spanish team Barcelona Lassa beat Anadolu Efes 74-72 in Istanbul as EuroLeague playoff series tie 1-1

Metin Arslancan   | 19.04.2019
Turkey's Anadolu Efes lose in EuroLeague playoffs Shane Larkin (0) of Anadolu Efes in action against Rolands Smits (10) of Barcelona Lassa during Turkish Airlines EuroLeague play offs quarter final, game 2 between Anadolu Efes and Barcelona Lassa at Sinan Erdem Dome, in Istanbul, Turkey on April 19, 2019. ( Elif Öztürk - Anadolu Agency )

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Turkey's Anadolu Efes were defeated by Spanish opponent Barcelona Lassa 74-72 in a Turkish Airlines EuroLeague playoff match on Friday. 

Hosting the Spanish team at Istanbul’s Sinan Erdem Dome, Anadolu Efes upset their fans over the critical loss against Barcelona in the quarterfinal playoffs as the playoff series tied 1-1.

Vasilice Micic was the top scorer of Anadolu Efes with 15 points while Thomas Heurtel from Barcelona racked up 12 points.

Following Friday's win, Barcelona have now the home court advantage in the playoffs as the upcoming game will be held in Spain.

The third game of this series will be played at Palau Blaugrana Arena on April 24.

The winners of the playoffs will advance to the Final Four phase to be played on May 17-19 at Fernando Buesa Arena in the Spanish city of Vitoria-Gasteiz in single-elimination matchups. 

*Writing by Beyza Binnur Donmez

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