EuroLeague: A. Efes beat Real Madrid to keep top spot

Alaturka Spor Haberleri

By Fatih Erel

ISTANBUL (AA) – EuroLeague leaders Anadolu Efes beat second-placed Real Madrid 80-75 to stay on top of the standings in a highly-anticipated Turkish Airlines EuroLeague showdown Friday.

Anadolu Efes visited the Spanish capital of Madrid in a Round 21 game at WiZink Center in key EuroLeague game for the top position.

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American guard Shane Larkin was unstoppable, leading all scorers with 32 to keep his team comfortable at the top.

Anadolu Efes is 18-3 with a six-game winning streak, while second-placed Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid is 15-6.

The Istanbul team ended its 15-year-ill fate in Madrid as its last victory against Real Madrid in the Spanish capital came in January 2005.

Real Madrid lost its last three games after winning 13 in a row in the EuroLeague.

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