Efes rout Fenerbahçe to lead finals series

Istanbul-based basketball team beat city rivals 74-57 in an away game Thursday to lead the finals series 2-1.

The visiting side secured an important victory with guards and on fire at Ulker Sports Arena. The duo scored 19 points each against Fenerbahçe Beko.

Anadolu Efes' French forward Adrien Moerman produced 16 points while teammate Vasilije Micic tallied 15 points in Thursday's derby.

Fenerbahçe Beko's top scorer was Serbian forward , who produced 17 points. The home team's Turkish point guard Ali Muhammed tallied 13 points.

Fenerbahçe's Italian star scored 11 points, but the team was unable to avoid the loss.

The first team to rack up four wins will clinch the Turkish basketball league champion title.

The fourth game of the series will be held at Ulker Sports Arena on Saturday.

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