Ataman: “I Think We Were Good Defense...”

Defeating Olympiacos team 76-53 in the 25th-week match of Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Anadolu Efes head coach Ergin Ataman stated his thoughts post-game:

"We didn’t start well to the match. We’ve had a lot of mistakes and turnovers on our offensive game. We’ve given chance for fastbreaks to our rival and we were trailing 15 points. We’ve toughened the defense with Larkin, Dunston, and Anderson’s contributions. Larkin helped to ruin their man-to-man defensive plan, started to score through fastbreaks, and shot some easy shots. Overall, I think we were a good defense. We didn’t allow Sloukas and Spanoulis’ pick and roll. We continued to score through fastbreak with a good defense, we were good on the set offense as well. We’ve missed many easy shots tonight. We’ve scored 8 out of 28 shots, but despite this, we leave a crucial match for us with a victory." 

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