Ahmet Çakı: “We reacted well as a team today...”

Defeating Darüşşafaka Doğuş 88-73 at the second match of Spor Toto Basketball League playoff semi finals, Anadolu Efes coach Ahmet Çakı stated his thoughts at the post-game press conference:

“Today, we played at home the second match of the series against Darüşşafaka Doğuş. We worked on our mistakes in the first match, shared them, and reacted well. Especially in the first quarter, our shots were much better compared to the first match. We had had a big fall in the second quarter of the first match. Today, we mitigated that, but the most important thing is that our reaction in the second half of the first match was not really good. We reacted well as a team today. We responded very well to Darüşşafaka Doğuş’s zone defense, and we won. It is not easy at all to react against such a quality team with only two days in between. We are happy to be on the winning side. In series like this, winning at home really counts. Nothing is over yet since we are playing against a very high quality team of Darüşşafaka Doğuş. We desire to qualify to the finals by winning one more match on the road...”

Anadolu Efes’s Birkan Batuk also stated his thoughts: “Today, we had a pretty good start into the game. Then, we managed to maintain that. We didn’t have ups and downs in the game. Especially after the margin was high in the final quarter, we had some mistakes here and there. Even though we allowed too many three pointers, we managed to secure the win, and pulled up 2-0 in the series. However, the series isn’t over yet. We will now play on the road against Darüşşafaka Doğuş. I hope we will win on Saturday to win the series 3-0 and advance to the finals. I would like to congratulate all my teammates.”

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  • Ahmet Çakı