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Ataman: “We started to raise the defensive character of the team…”

Defeating Darüşşafaka Basketbol team 73-69 in the 13th-week match of Tahincioğlu Basketball Super League game, Anadolu Efes head coach Ergin Ataman stated his thoughts at the post-game press conference:

“This is a very valuable victory for us, especially for the power rantings. Also, another important thing is that we started to raise the defensive character of the team. We showed great defense on Olympiacos, Brose Bamberg matches and also today against Darüşşafaka Basketbol. We found points based on defense. This relaxes us. We didn’t found outside shoots from our small forward, and so I put Motum to the small forward position at the last 5 points and this helped. He found baskets where Dragic couldn’t score. As we had the same point with Darüşşafaka Basketbol both teams played hard. We played the last parts of the match better. Happy new year to everyone.”

Our player Brock Motum also stated his thoughts at the press conference as: “It was a tough match. Our rival is a strong team, they have scorer players. We had to win today. After the match we won on Euroleague we wanted to win this as well. We won today, this is a good victory for us. To be honest, our defense at the first-half wasn’t great but on the second half we fixed that and our offense also followed it. Now we had 2 consecutive victories. Now we will continue to work after the holidays. Happy new year to everyone.”

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