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Ataman: “The story of the match was the 11 point difference from the first quarter…”

Defeated by Greece’s Panathinaikos Superfoods team 90-79 in the 16th-week match of Turkish Airlines Euroleague game, Anadolu Efes head coach Ergin Ataman stated his thoughts at the post-game press conference:

"McCollum couldn’t wear the jersey because of his injury today. McCollum is our key player on offense. I think that in the beginning of the game, especially in the first quarter, we made a lot of mistakes on offense, 4-5 turnovers, and we gave our rival very easy points with just one pass off turnovers. This 11-point difference that we had from the first quarter was the story of the game. And the game finished with the same difference, 11 points because we stayed in the game. We dominated the boards and also we made more baskets in the paint than our rival, but they shot very well on three-pointers, especially Calathes and Pappas. 14 three-point shots in 26 attempts is a very good percentage. We tried to come back, many times we were close to coming back, but we made turnovers and we lost the game."

  • Panathinaikos
  • Ergin Ataman
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