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Ataman: “We began to defend in the second half…”

Defeating Valencia 83-78 in the third-week road match of Turkish Airlines Euroleague game, Anadolu Efes head coach Ergin Ataman stated his thoughts post-game:

“I congratulate Valencia; they fought well. I also would like to say that we played in a fantastic atmosphere. We’ve played two different games within two halves. We weren’t successful in defending, especially pick & roll defense within the first half. They’ve managed to pass us, to go inside and score easy points. We began to defend in the second half. We’ve used Dunston more actively, and I think that we were more successful in defending their pick & roll. We were better on rebounds and directed the offense well with our two guards. It holds great importance to return with a victory from Valencia away game. There probably will be extremely difficult matches for every team those will come here.

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