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Ergin Ataman: “We played perfectly...”

Defeating Spain’s Kirolbet Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz 96-62 in the 10th-week match of Turkish Airlines Euroleague game, Anadolu Efes head coach Ergin Ataman shared his thoughts at the post-game press conference:

“We began the match perfectly tonight. Especially our defense was very well and closed the inside. Our strategy was to protect the underneath, especially against Shengelia and Poirier. We didn’t give them easy point chance, moved the ball around well on the fastbreaks and we played perfectly in the first quarter. Then, the tiredness appeared in the second quarter. Our second unit from the bench didn’t participate as we wished. Though we rotated a lot in this part, maybe. Our second unit couldn’t find a rhythm and we gave our rival a chance for a come-back and finished the first half 2 points ahead. Then we started the third quarter with our first unit. Doğuş especially put on an amazing energy. He played as a real captain and fought amazingly. We scored with steals in this part and relaxed at the fastbreaks. We finished the match with 96 points with Simon, Micic, Beaubois and Motum’s points. This is an amazing score for Euroleague. Our stats are as 23 assists and 13 steals. These stats are very good on the Euroleague level. I congratulate my players. This was an important match, we played perfectly and gained an important victory.”

  • Ergin Ataman
  • Kirolbet Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
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