Anadolu Efes won the first game of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague 2022-23 season against Crvena Zvezda mts by 72-59. Head coach Ergin Ataman shared his views after the game as follows:
"As I said before, the first games are always difficult. Of course, we are a very good team, but we have four new signings. It will take some time for them to adapt to the team. We defended well in the first half of the match, but we could not get rebounds and go on the fast breaks as much as we wanted. We improved our defense even more in the second half. We found more fast breaks and passing offense. We're not as perfect on offense as I would like, but our defense was good. I'm very happy with the character we put on the pitch to win the game in the last quarter."