Ergin Ataman, head coach of Anadolu Efes, who defeated Pınar Karşıyaka with a score of 90-66 in the first match of the ING Basketball Super League Play-off Quarter-Final, shared his views as follows:
"We played very good basketball tonight. The first games of the playoffs are always very dangerous, especially in the series that ended with two wins. We had a lot of missing players, but we played well despite that, our players coming from the bench contributed very seriously. Only Shane Larkin had a stretch in the knee at the beginning, I hope it's nothing serious. We didn't use it at the end of the match anyway. We will play a very tough match in Izmir on Friday, we are ahead 1-0."