After suffering their first EuroLeague loss in nearly two months last week in Round 30, Anadolu Efes was able to regroup and get right back on the winning track Thursday at Sinan Erdem Sports Hall.
Efes got key contributions from all over the floor and soundly defeated Panathinaikos 85-65 to improve to 20-11 on the season, moving ever so close to clinching a postseason berth with just three games remaining in the EuroLeague regular season. Shane Larking tallied 13 points on 4-of-8 from the field and added five assists and a steal. Vasilije Micic led the way with 21 points and seven assists, Bryan Dunston added 15 points and Rodrique Beaubois matched Shane with 13 points.
Panathinaikos started the scoring to go up 2-0, but after tying the game, Efes never trailed the rest of the way. They established a 10-point halftime lead and kept pushing in the second half to closeout the victory.
Efes returns to EuroLeague action next week when they visit Spain for a pair of games. The trip begins Tuesday, March 30 when they take on Real Madrid and also takes them to Vitoria-Gasteiz to face TD Baskonia on Thursday. Both games are slated to tip-off at 1 p.m. ET.