Defeating Anadolu Efes 79-73 in the second match of the ING Basketball Super League play-off quarter-finals series, Pınar Karşıyaka equalized 1-1 in the series. The team that will make it to the semi-finals will be determined after the match to be played in Istanbul on May 15.
Anadolu Efes won the first 5-minute episode with Larkin and Pleiss with a 10-5 lead. The home team, who had a 7-0 series with Roll, M’Baye and Tyus, was ahead 12-10 in the last 4 minutes. Anadolu Efes regained the upper hand in the remaining division and won the first period 22-21.
Pınar Karşıyaka, who scored 12-0 with Taylor, Tyus and M’Baye against her opponent, who went ahead 28-27 with Dunston’s basket in the second period, increased the gap to 11 points in the 16th minute: 39-28. Continuing to dominate, Pınar Karşıyaka went ahead 49-42 into the locker room.
In the 3rd period, where neither team could score in the first 2,5-minute segment, Pınar Karşıyaka increased the lead to 12 points with Taylor and Roll’s baskets in the 24th minute: 56-44. Responding to their opponent with an 8-0 streak and reducing the lead to 4 points (56-52), the home team led 61-57 in the last 2 minutes against Anadolu Efes. Pınar Karşıyaka finished the period 64-57 superior.
Anadolu Efes, who did not give their opponents a chance to score in the first 5 minutes of the fourth quarter, dominated with a 9-0 streak with Dunston and Ömer Can 66-63. In the last 2 minutes, Pınar Karşıyaka was ahead 73-71 and the host team won the match 79-73.