Date: January 26th, 2018

Ataman: ”After Dunston got into foul trouble we struggled to defend…”

Defeated by Spain's Real Madrid team 87-68 in the 20th-week match of Turkish Airlines Euroleague game, Anadolu Efes head coach Ergin Ataman stated his thoughts at the post-game press conference:
Ataman: ”After Dunston got into foul trouble we struggled to defend…”

"We had a problem with defending Tavares, especially after Dunston got into foul trouble and our defensive quality dropped off. On offense we planned to take more mid-range shots and three-pointers, and not attack Tavares inside. But we missed a lot of shots in the first half. In the second half we tried to mismatch him with Derick Brown. Some minutes we had success, but we had problems defending him under our basket. After Doncic started playing effective, our defensive level went down again, and we lost the game.”