Anadolu Efes Spor Kulübü

Ataman: “This victory is a big step for our playoffs goal…”

Defeating Germany’s Bayern Munich team 92-77 in the 16th-week match of Turkish Airlines Euroleague game, Anadolu Efes head coach Ergin Ataman shared his thoughts at the post-game press conference:

"Tonight we started the game with a different strategy. We would pressure the ball with Doğuş and Micic. We put pressure on their guards and got them in trouble to run their regular set offense. We closed very well our paint, penetrations with our center, Dunston, and then with Pleiss. With this aggressiveness, we found easy fast break points, transition points and we played perfect offense. We had good shot selection and played perfectly in the first half. We made a lot of passes in halfcourt offense, finding a correct shot every time. In the second half, we got some problems with offensive rebounds. We gave them 10 offensive rebounds and on offense, we missed some easy shots, but after that, with Moerman and James Anderson, they gave us energy on offense with rebounds and penetrations and we broke the game. It is a very important win for us. Bayern has eight victories and is very close to us in the standings. We beat them twice and have a two-win advantage. It is a big step for us, for our playoffs goal…"

  • euroleague
  • Ergin Ataman
  • Bayern Munich