Ataman: “We couldn’t play our own game…”

Defeated by Bayern Munich team 80-79 in the 30th-week match of Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Anadolu Efes head coach Ergin Ataman stated his thoughts post-game:

"I would like to congratulate Bayern Munich first of all. They’ve stopped our usual game. We’ve made 15 turnovers for the first time and this was the key of the match in my opinion. We’ve made many mistakes against changing defense, and we weren’t able to bring the ball to paint. Even though we’ve had the chance to control the match within the final quarter, we made mistakes while bringing the ball to paint. We’ve had many turnovers, Bryant Dunston had a turnover and Bayern Munich used these mistakes very well. Especially, their fastbreak was good towards the end of the third quarter. It was a good match for them. We couldn’t play our own game tonight. The reason is Bayern Munich played their defense intelligently and well.”

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