By Can Erozden
ANKARA (AA) - Istanbul basketball powerhouse Anadolu Efes beat Barcelona on Friday to remain on top in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague.
Anadolu Efes did not face any problems in the away match at Palau Blaugrana although Serbian star Vasilije Micic did not play against because of ankle problems.
Micic is an integral part of Anadolu Efes, averaging 14.2 points and 5.8 assists in 17 EuroLeague appearances this season.
American superstar Shane Larkin topped scorers with 26 points and five assists in the 86-82 victory.
Barcelona center from Uganda, Brandon Davies, dropped in 20 points against Anadolu Efes.
The win allows Anadolu Efes to remain on top of the EuroLeague at 15-3.
EuroLeague title contenders, Barcelona, falls to 13-5, currently in third place in the standings.
- Friday's results in EuroLeague:
Barcelona - Anadolu Efes: 82-86
Khimki Moscow Region - Zenit St Petersburg : 81-83
Bayern Munich - CSKA Moscow: 77-84
LDLC Asvel Villeurbanne - Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade: 80-83
Valencia Basket - Olympiacos Piraeus: 91-93