The visitors got off to a flying start, building a 24-15 lead after the opening quarter.
But Anadolu Efes fought back into the match thereafter, with Ersan Ilyasova scoring 21 points, before finally falling one point short at the end of a nailbiting match.
In the day's other matches, Mirza Teletovic starred for
There were also second wins of the Euroleague for Panathinaikos and CSKA Moscow.
And Nenad Krstic was in blistering form, sinking nine-out-of-nine attempts on the basket as