Anadolu Efes rallied past Fenerbahce in the first clash between the two powerhouses (62-71) and claimed the Turkish Super Cup.
The back-to-back EuroLeague champions dominated their opponents for the majority of the game and endured Fenerbahce’s comeback attempt late in the fourth to win the game.
Anadolu led by 19 at halftime (23-42), thanks to a 17-1 run to close the first half, and retained its lead until the end of the third (36-54).
Fenerbahce attempted a wild comeback in the fourth and cut the deficit up to seven, thanks to a 21-10 run of their own (57-64). Yet, Efes stood tall and sealed the deal to claim the first trophy of the season.
Ante Zizic led four players in double figures for the winners, with 22 points and five rebounds, whereas Nigel Hayes-Davis had 13 points for the losing squad.
Next week, both sides will tip off their EuroLeague campaign, with Fenerbahce playing Bayern in Munich and Efes hosting Crvena Zvezda.