Dusan Ivkovic: “We were the better team on the court, and deserved the win...”

Defeating Fenerbahçe 93-84 at the 12th week match of Spor Toto Basketball League, Anadolu Efes coach Dusan Ivkovic stated his thoughts at the post-game press conference:

“It was a very challenging, top-tier match. I would like to congratulate my lads. Today, Anadolu Efes was the better team on the court, and deserved the win. We had two different halves on the court today. Fenerbahçe surprised us with their aggressive play style in the first half. We made unexpected turnovers. Both teams scored 50 points at the half. However, the picture was very different in the second half. We were better and more aggressive on defense. Fenerbahçe only scored 34 points in this half. It was a high-quality competition between two good teams in the Turkish League. We will now play against Uşak on the road this weekend, and Top 16 will be underway right after it. We need to proceed on our way and work hard...”

Anadolu Efes’s prolific player Jayson Granger also stated his thoughts: “We have played so well for 40 minutes. We were more aggressive in the second half. Being better concentrated in this part of the game, we only allowed 34 points. Our defense in the second half shows how good we are. And the key to the match was the defensive rebounds we grabbed in the second half...”

  • Fenerbahçe
  • Dusan Ivkovic
  • Spor Toto Basketball Super League