Dusan Ivkovic: “We had problems on defense in second and third quarters...”

Defeated on the road by Gaziantep 97-96 at the 11th week match of Spor Toto Basketball League, Anadolu Efes coach Dusan Ivkovic stated his thoughts at the post-game press conference:

“First of all, I would like to congratulate Gaziantep. It was a thrilling match right until the last minute. Gaziantep deserved to win the match. They wanted to win more, and fought better. My team had a nice start into the game, and had good control of it. We were ahead 25-11 at the end of the first quarter, having a 14-point margin. Our actual problem in today’s match was our defense in the second and third quarters. We allowed 58 points in these two quarters. Gaziantep was a tough team to play against today. They attempted 36 three pointers, and had a good percentage. We missed 14 free throws, which is unacceptable for us. The season is long, and we have very important games ahead of us. We need to proceed on our way and work hard...”

  • Gaziantep
  • Dusan Ivkovic
  • Spor Toto Basketball Super League