Ataman: “This Win Was Crucial for the Top Four...”

Defeating TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz team 111-101 in the 33rd-week away match of Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Anadolu Efes head coach Ergin Ataman stated his thoughts post-game:

"Both teams played very well. It isn’t easy for us to play against TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz, because of our game against Polonara and Peters mismatches. I think we are the best team of Euroleague on defense but playing against these mismatches was tough tonight. We’ve played our own game until the final quarter, then Larkin joined in and brought diversity to our game with both scoring and assisting. It’s possible not to always play your own set, so these kinds of creative and scoring players are needed. It’s a crucial win for us, both teams had the chance to win. I’m sorry for Baskonia, their chance for the playoffs are at stake but this win was crucial for us to finish the league on the top four.” 

  • Ergin Ataman