Date: February 1st, 2018

Ataman: ”I think we played good basketball tonight...”

Defeating Spain's Valencia team 82-66 in the 21st-week match of Turkish Airlines Euroleague game, Anadolu Efes head coach Ergin Ataman stated his thoughts at the post-game press conference:
Ataman: ”I think we played good basketball tonight...”

"I think we played good basketball tonight. We started the game with aggressivity on defense and offense, high tempo, we shared the ball very well and had a very good shot selection. In the beginning of the game, we had the control of the game. We improved our defense in the third quarter and started to find fast break points. On offense, we moved the ball well, inside and outside, shared the ball and got a big advantage, a 19-point advantage. Then in the last part of the third quarter, for a couple of minutes, we lost concentration on fast break defense and let open shots to Erick Green - he made three or four, I think, three-point shots in a row and they came back to the game. After that, we played our regular basketball and won an important game for us. It will be difficult for us to reach the playoffs range, but we want to play good basketball and these kinds of games are good for Anadolu Efes's prestige in Europe."