Dusan Ivkovic: “We made unacceptable mistakes...”

Defeated 83-72 by Fenerbahçe at the 14th week match of Euroleague Top 16 Group F, Anadolu Efes Coach Dusan Ivkovic commented at the post-game press conference:

“It was a challenging game. I would like the best of success for Fenerbahçe in the playoff – they deserved the win today, and were better than us. There were two aspects to today’s game. We had a terrible start to the game. We only committed three fouls in the first quarter. We were not concentrated enough in this part of the game, and allowed 23 points in the first quarter. We were better in the second and third quarters, bringing the game back to balance. After taking the lead 61-59, whatever happened just happened and we gave away the control of the game, making unacceptable mistakes afterwards. We allowed easy points to the opponent. We made unacceptable mistakes and turnovers. My team did whatever they could. We grabbed 15 offensive rebounds. This was our fourth match against Fenerbahçe this season, and we were behind them in offensive rebounds in the first three games. In this match, we managed to out-rebound them in offensive rebounds. However, we made mistakes and missed easy shots. We will keep up what we do and proceed...”

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