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Ataman: “The key to the victory was our amazing start.”

Defeating CSKA Moscow 82-80 in the 23rd-week return match of Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Anadolu Efes head coach Ergin Ataman stated his thoughts post-game:

"It was an amazing match. We were ready for this victory. We have been playing amazingly throughout the season. Of course, every match is different but the key to the victory was our amazing start to the match. This gave us a major self-confidence and made us believe that we can win in Moscow. We were good on offense throughout the match, and we struggled in the parts were Bolomboy and Hines played. Our biggest issue was allowing the offensive rebounds, they’ve scored 14 offensive rebounds. We’ve struggled after allowing the offensive rebounds where we were defending perfectly, as a result, that we failed to score through fastbreaks. We played perfectly in Istanbul, and Mike James scored at the end of the game in a similar match, Larkin missed. Tonight though, Larkin scored and Mike James missed and we’ve won.” 

  • CSKA Moskova
  • Ergin Ataman