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Ataman: “It is impossible to win a match with these rebound performances…”

Defeated by Russia’s CSKA Moscow team 84-102 in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague away game, Anadolu Efes head coach Ergin Ataman shared his thoughts at the post-game press conference:

“Both teams showed great potential on offense in the first half. I was not happy with our performance defensively and talked about this at halftime, in the locker room, especially about rebounds. CSKA started to switch on man-to-man defense in the second half and they stopped our offense. We were not successful passing the ball inside, especially twice in the mismatching side that we were called for offensive fouls, we were not successful at passing the ball inside. Our offensive balance was lost. I think that the key of the game was rebounds. We got only 19 defensive rebounds and CSKA took 21 offensive rebounds. It is impossible to be competitive with this rebounds difference against a team like CSKA, with such offensive potential.”

  • Ergin Ataman