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Anadolu Efes beat Darussafaka in EuroLeague play

Team improves to 13-6, remains in fourth place in standings

Fatih Erel   | 19.01.2019
Anadolu Efes beat Darussafaka in EuroLeague play

Istanbul

By Fatih Erel

ISTANBUL

Anadolu Efes defeated Darussafaka Tekfen 82-68 Friday in Round 19 of the 2018-19 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague regular season.

The team recorded its fourth straight win at home and improved to 13-6 in the standings to remain in fourth place.

Darussafaka dropped to 2-17. The team is 16th overall and at the bottom of the league.

Adrien Moerman led Efes with 15 points in the match in Istanbul.

The results follow Turkish Airlines EuroLeague leader Fenerbahce Beko's 82-64 win Thursday against Spain's Herbalife Gran Canaria in an away match.

Fenerbahce Beko, which were last year’s EuroLeague finalists, currently top the league at 17-2.

EuroLeague competitions bring Europe's top basketball clubs together.

Sixteen teams are competing this season -- four Spanish, three Turkish, two Russian, two Greek teams and one team each from Germany, Italy, Israel, Lithuania and Montenegro.

Turkey is represented in the tournament by Anadolu Efes, Fenerbahce Beko and Darussafaka Tekfen.

The regular season is being played from Oct. 11, 2018 to April 5, 2019.

The top eight will advance to the playoffs, which will be held from April 16-30.

The Final Four will be played between May 17-19 in single-elimination matchups.

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