The newest player for the reigning Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champions debuted in style on Thursday as Anadolu Efes Istanbul downed host AX Armani Exchange Milan 83-95 in a friendly game. Big man Filip Petrusev made his presence felt with 20 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks as Efes rallied in the second half to win. Milan had shot well to lead 52-46 at halftime, but a 9-30 outburst in the third quarter turned it around for the visitors. Vasilije Micic, last year’s full-season and Final Four MVP, led the winners with 23 points, while Krunslav Simon added 19 and Rodrigue Beaubois 17. James Anderson pulled 11 rebounds for Efes. Milan got 14 points from Sergio Rodriguez and 11 each from Nicolo Melli and Jerian Grant. Efes played without Shane Larkin and Tibor Pleiss, while Malcolm Delaney and Kaleb Tarczewski were missing for Milan. The two teams will meet again on Saturday.

In other action on Thursday, Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade stayed perfect after two games by downing Mega Basket 82-77 in the Serbian capital. Austin Hollins paced the winners with 20 points, while Nikola Ivanovic added 17 points and Nikola Kalinic 12. Olympiacos Piraeus looked especially strong in downing neighborhood rival Ionikos 59-98 as seven players scored in double figures. A 0-12 start propelled the Reds to increasingly large leads throughout the night. Those six scores were Sasha Vezenkov (15), Georgios Printezis (14), Shaquielle McKissic (12), Tyler Dorsey (12), Giannoulis Larentzakis (10) and Moustapha Fall (10). As important as the victory was the fact that proceeds from the game were donated to help purchase a fire truck for the island of Evia, which has been stricken by wilfires of late.

AUGUST
Date Game Result Trophy Place
26 MoraBanc Andorra vs. FC Barcelona 72-81 Friendly game Encamp, Andorra
27 Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. Basket Napoli 75-70 11 City of Cagliari Tournament, semis Cagliari, Italy
27 FC Bayern Munich vs. Dinamo Sassari 85-86 11 City of Cagliari Tournament, semis Cagliari, Italy
28 Napoli vs. FC Bayern Munich 54-69 11 City of Cagliari Tournament, 3rd place Cagliari, Italy
28 Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. Dinamo Sassari 84-72 11 City of Cagliari Tournament, finals Cagliari, Italy
28 Zenit St Petersburg vs. Parma Basket 98-74 Friendly Game Russia
28 Germani Brescia vs. Anadolu Efes 71-97 Friendly Game Italy
29 Germani Brescia vs. Anadolu Efes 75-89 Friendly Game Italy
29 Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Rilski Sportist Samoko 100-77 Friendly Game Pravets, Bulgaria
30 AS Monaco vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 75-85 Friendly game Italy
30 FC Barcelona vs. Limoges 83-47 Friendly game Encamp, Andorra
31 FC Bayern Munich vs. Basket Verona 66-89 Friendly game Bozen, Italy
31 Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs. FMP 69-64 Friendly game
SEPTEMBER
Date Game Result Trophy Place
1 CSKA Moscow vs. MBA 107-59 Friendly game Moscow, Russia
1 Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 87-88 Friendly game Kaunas, Lithuania
1 Real Madrid vs. UCAM Murcia 80-84 V Torneo Ciudad de Albacete Albacete, Spain
2 Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs. MEGA Basket 82-77 Friendly game Belgrade, Serbia
2 AX Armani Exchange Milan vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 83-95 Friendly game Milan, Italy
2 Ionikos vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 59-98 Friendly game Piraeus, Greece
2 LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne vs. JDA Dijon 55-77 Ain Star Game 2021 Lons-le-Saunier, France
3 CSKA, Zenit, Nizhny Novgorod and Parma Kondrashin and Belov Cup St Petersburg, Russia
3 Unicaja Malaga vs. Real Madrid Torneo Costa del Sol Malaga, Spain
3 Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Lietkabelis Panevezys Friendly game Kaunas, Lithuania
3 Metropolitans 92 vs. LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne Ain Star Game 2021 Bourgoin-Jallieu, France
3 Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. Lenovo Tenerife Torneo Ciudad de Getafe Getafe, Spain
4 CSKA, Zenit, Nizhny Novgorod and Parma Kondrashin and Belov Cup St Petersburg, Russia
4 Olympiacos, Maccabi, Monaco and Lavrio bwin Tournament against Covid-19 Piraeus, Greece
4 Joventut Badalona vs. FC Barcelona Lliga Catalana, semis Manresa, Spain
4 Real Madrid vs. UCAM Murcia Torneo Costa del Sol Malaga, Spain
4 ASVEL, JL Bourg, Metropolitans 92 Ain Star Game 2021, Finals Bourg en Bresse, France
4 Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. Semt77 Yalovaspor Friendly game Istanbul, Turkey
4 Urbas Fuenlabrada vs. Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz Torneo Ciudad de Getafe Getafe, Spain
5 Andorra, Barcelona, Joventut and Manresa Lliga Catalana, finals Manresa, Spain
5 Olympiacos, Maccabi, Monaco and Lavrio bwin Tournament against Covid-19 Piraeus, Greece
5 ALBA Berlin vs. Bakken Bears Friendly game Oranienburg, Germany
6 Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana vs. FC Bayern Munich Friendly game Ljubljana, Slovenia
8 Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar Gloria Cup 2021 II Belek – Antalya, Turkey
8 Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. Pau-Orthez Friendly game Vitoria, Spain
9-12 CSKA, Zenit, Olympiacos, Maccabi International tournament Nicosia, Cyprus
9 Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Tofas Bursa Gloria Cup 2021 II Belek – Antalya, Turkey
10 Tofas Bursa vs. Zalgiris Kaunas Gloria Cup 2021 II Belek – Antalya, Turkey
10 Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul Gloria Cup 2021 II Belek – Antalya, Turkey
11 FC Barcelona vs. Valencia Basket Spanish SuperCup, Semifinals Tenerife, Spain
11 Lenovo Tenerife vs. Real Madrid Spanish SuperCup, Semifinals Tenerife, Spain
11 Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade MagentaSport Cup, semis Munich, Germany
11 FC Bayern Munich Bayern vs. Virtus Segafredo Bologna MagentaSport Cup, semis Munich, Germany
11 LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne vs. ALBA Berlin Paris European Games Paris, France
11 Paris Basketball vs. AX Armani Exchange Milan Paris European Games Paris, France
11 Partizan NIS Belgrade vs. AS Monaco Istanball Cup, semis Istanbul, Turkey
11 Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. UNICS Kazan Istanball Cup, semis Istanbul, Turkey
12 Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia and Tenerife Spanish SuperCup, final Tenerife, Spain
12 Bayern, Panathinaikos, Zvezda and Virtus MagentaSport Cup, finals Munich, Germany
12 LDLC ASVEL vs. AX Armani Exchange Milan Paris European Games Paris, France
12 Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Zalgiris Kaunas Gloria Cup 2021 II Belek – Antalya, Turkey
12 Paris Basketball vs. ALBA Berlin Paris European Games Paris, France
12 Fenerbahce, Monaco, Partizan and UNICS Istanball Cup, finals Istanbul, Turkey
12 Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. Bilbao Basket Euskalkopa Santurtzi, Spain
15 CSKA Moscow Friendly game Moscow, Russia
15-18 ALBA Berlin, Bursaport, Darussafaka, Izmir, Belediyesi and Yalovaspor Frutti Extra Cup Bursa, Turkey
16 Partizan NIS Belgrade vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul Friendly game Belgrade, Serbia
16 Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. Turk Telekom Ankara 21 Cevat Soydas Tournament Bursa, Turkey
17 Bahcesehir vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 21 Cevat Soydas Tournament Bursa, Turkey
17 LDLC ASVEL vs. Roanne Friendly game Lyonso, France
18 Fenerbahce, Turk Telekom 21 Cevat Soydas Tournament, finals Bursa, Turkey
18-19 CSKA, Zenit, UNICS, Lokomotiv VTB United League Super Cup Moscow, Russia
18-19 Efes, Maccabi Panathinaikos and Partizan Giannakopoulos Cup Athens, Greece
18 FC Bayern Munich vs. SIG Strasbourg Expert Jakob Cup Bayreuth, Germany
18 AX Armani Exchange Milan vs. winner Group C LBA Supercoppa 2021, QF Casalecchio di Reno, Italy
20 Hamburg Towers vs. AS Monaco Friendly game
24 LDLC ASVEL vs. Fos-Sur-Mer Friendly game Feurs, France

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