Ataman: ”We Controlled the Entire Match, We Got A Very Important Win...”

After defeating Lithuania's Zalgiris Kaunas team 85-71 in the 30th-week match of Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Anadolu Efes head coach Ergin Ataman shared his views at the press conference held after the match:

“We tried to concentrate very well on this game because after two losses in the last week, this game was very important for us. We started the game very well, we implemented our defensive strategy very well. We were very effective in defensive rebounds and stopped Ulanovas offensively. On our offensive side, we shared the ball well and found good positions in good pick and roll games with Dunston. We took control of the game in the first half. The third quarter went equally well for us. We improved our defense further in this section with Larkin, Micic, and Beaubois to score points on the fast breaks and gained a big advantage. In the last quarter, rival coach Zdovc changed his team and returned to the five backcourt players, which gave us some difficulty in the matchups. They found extra points in these minutes, especially with Cavanaugh. As a result, we controlled the whole match and got a very important victory in the Zalgirio Arena."

  • Zalgiris Kaunas