Ahmet Çakı: “We seized control of the game with solid defense...”

Defeating Rönesans TED Ankara Kolejliler on the road 89-66 at the 29th week match of Spor Toto Basketball League, Anadolu Efes coach Ahmet Çakı stated his thoughts at the post-game press conference:

“In the 29th week of the season, this match would determine whether we would stay on top of the league with the win. We prepared for the match with this in mind. Following our match against Uşak, we had two days. I believe we made good use of that. Due to personal mistakes on defense, we allowed many points in the beginning of the match from outside shooting. We hadn’t planned that. We had talked about how to stop that. However, I believe that with good reaction and solid defense in the second quarter and in the beginning of the third quarter, we seized control of the game with points powered by our defense. And in the end, we managed to win without giving up control. I would like to congratulate Rönesans TED Ankara Kolejliler. They have reached their target of staying in the league. They are a good team with a good coach, and they play well. I wish the best of success to them in their final week match.”

Anadolu Efes’s Birkan Batuk also stated his thoughts: “As always, we played to win today. It was a significant match for us. We are going to play against one of the stronger teams in the league. We are competing against Fenerbahçe for the top spot. In order not to lose that top spot, we had to win this match on the road. We played good basketball and solid defense in the second half. In the end, we managed to win. On Tuesday, we will play a vital match against Darüşşafaka Doğuş. We want to win that match, conclude the regular season as the league leader, and head into the playoffs in the best and most prepared state possible with the home team advantage.”

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  • Rönesans TED Ankara Kolejliler