After defeating AX Armani Exchange Milan 64-48 on the road in the first game of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague play-offs, Anadolu Efes head coach Ergin Ataman shared his views as follows:
"It was a strange game for us. We played a game like AX Armani Exchange Milan. We couldn't reach our score, but we played great defense throughout the game. In the first half, we defended very well, apart from Bentil's three 3-pointers and one or two offensive rebounds in the second half. In addition to defense, we increased the tempo in certain periods in the attack. We found solutions with Larkin and Micic. We were able to maintain the scoring advantage even after we seized the advantage. The series was only 1-0. We seized the field advantage. But every match will be different throughout the series. AX Armani Exchange Milan is a great team. We look forward to Thursday."