Ataman: “We’ve had turnovers in the parts where we could’ve won the match…”

Defeated by AX Armani Exchange Milan team 69-72 in the 15th-week match of Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Anadolu Efes head coach Ergin Ataman stated his thoughts post-game:

"We’ve made many mistakes within the second quarter. Especially, Dunston was tired and Pleiss started to play but we were slow for Leday and Hines. In those 3 minutes, we’ve lost control to AX Armani Exchange Milan and they’ve finished the first half with a 15-point difference. We’ve played very well within the third quarter, we were more aggressive, and reacted very well. Changing the rhythm and the team, we’ve brought down the 17-point difference and we were 6 points ahead. In that part of the match, my players were tired and we couldn’t find the physical contribution from the bench that we wished we could. Also, we’ve had many turnovers. 1 turnover, tonight, in the parts where we could’ve won the match. They played the last balls better than us, especially with Punter. They’ve won the match. Congratulations to AX Armani Exchange Milan.”

  • Ergin Ataman