Efes is not going through its best days and of course this conclusion comes from its image in the Euroleague. On Friday, Ergin Ataman’s team lost at home (96-100) to CSKA, with Micic doing everything in his power for the European champions (32 points, 7/11 three points shots). The problem for Efes is in the paint, with Dunston, Pleiss out of rhythm and the talented Serbian center Petrusev only helping in the attack.
A difficult week follows in the Euroleague with two away games in France (Villeurbanne) and Italy (Armani) Small forward Bonzie Colson, who last season was named the MVP in the Basketball Champions League with Strasbourg, is in excellent condition and leads Karsiyaka safely. Last Saturday, Ufuk Sarica’s team defeated Bahcesehir (90-81) at home, with Colson scoring 41 points, while on Wednesday they left Jerusalem victorious (84-86 against Hapoel, thanks to his amazing buzzer beater Colson). In the match with Hapoel, Michael Roll made his debut, counting 12 points and 4 assists.
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