Ataman: “My team focused on this match very well…”

Defeating Khimki Moscow team 105-77 amazingly in the away game, Anadolu Efes head coach Ergin Ataman stated his thoughts post-game:

“Our performance was fantastic. We reacted the best way mentally, after losing to Bayern Munich with the last basket two days ago. My team focused on this match very well. We’ve struggled to stop Khimki at first. We scored, they scored. We changed our defensive line within the second quarter. We included Doğuş to stop Shved. We started to pressure the ball and changed our trap defense that we’ve done with Shved in the first quarter because he was playing for assists. We continue to play with this strategy throughout the remaining duration. Simon played amazingly in the first quarter, then Larkin showed his game. Our bigs were good on rebounds as well. In the end, we won an important match.” 

  • Ergin Ataman