The Balıkesir side started off the game on a good note, leading the first quarter 16-12 while Efes from İstanbul tied the score at 30-30 at halftime. Anadolu Efes took the upper hand in the third quarter and took a 51-48 lead. Banvit dominated the game in the final half of the fourth and last quarter and wrapped up the game: 68-66. The second-leg game between the two teams is set to take place on May 18 again in Balıkesir.
Banvit takes 1-0 lead in semis
Banvit brings Efes down to earth in Game 1.(PHOTO AA)
May 17, 2012, Thursday/ 17:01:00/ TODAY'S ZAMAN