Dusan Ivkovic: “Each of our players on court contributed to the score...”

Defeating Torku Konyaspor 98-71 at the postponed 1st week match of Spor Toto Basketball League, Anadolu Efes coach Dusan Ivkovic stated his thoughts at the post-game press conference:

“It was a good game. We absolutely deserved to win this match. It would be better for both teams if Torku Konyaspor had their full roster on the court. However, these are the rules. Due to a problem with his teeth, Dunston was not able to play for our team. Even though he was in the roster, Diebler also did not get any play time. Instead, I gave more time on court to our younger players. As for the team; each of our players on court contributed to the score. We held the opponent under control in all four quarters. İn the upcoming days, we have strong opponents waiting for us. We have to keep working without interruptions. We now have three consecutive games on the road. First, we will play against Cedevita Zagreb and Unicaja Malaga on the road in the Euroleague. Afterwards, we will play against Torku Konyaspor in the Spor Toto Basketball League. Finally, we will go to Bursa for the Turkish Cup. A tough schedule is waiting for us. I hope that during this period, my team will concentrate well and react as needed in these matches...”

Anadolu Efes’s young talent Emircan Koşut also stated his thoughts: “We have finished the first half of the season on top. It was a good game. It would be a better game if Torku Konyaspor had their full roster. We played well on offense today. We played with 44% in three pointers and 63.6% in two pointers. Although we allowed easy points in the first half, we managed to recover in the second half. Our next match in the Spor Toto Basketball League will again be against Torku Konyaspor, and I would like to congratulate them.”

  • Dusan Ivkovic
  • Emircan Koşut