Ataman: ”We defended very well...”

Head coach Ergin Ataman of Anadolu Efes, who had an 80-70 victory in the match hosted by Zalgiris Kaunas in the 22nd week of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, shared his views as follows:

"We defended very well tonight. We had two problems. One of them is Brazdeikis playing with a career-record percentage and offensive rebounds. We gave our opponent 14 offensive rebounds. However, we pressed the ball very well in defense, with easy shooting chances in half-court attacks. They had very difficult three-pointers in the second half but almost every team does it against us, I guess we were not so lucky as a team this year. Our opponents are constantly turning almost impossible shots against us. As a result, we have a very important win. "We are only one win away from the play-off line, we also beat Zalgiris in two games this year and we got the double point difference. This could be even more important at the end of the season."

  • Ergin Ataman