Ergin Ataman: We lost control of the game due to our fatigue

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Antigoni Zachari

19/Apr/19 22:14

Ergin Ataman commented on the team’s fatigue and mentioned that Brock Motum will most likely join Efes in Barcelona for Game 3 of the playoffs.

By Eurohoops team /

Ergin Ataman focused on the game analysis at the post-game press conference following the defeat against Barcelona and the fact that now the series is tied to 1-1. “In the first half, we couldn’t find our usual tempo. They used Tomic inside, they used Singleton very well. We found the occasional score, but every time we run, we got tired. That’s why we lost control of the match in the third quarter. We missed the game and the home advantage by missing the shots at the end. The situation is now 1-1, they beat us in our house, and we’ll go on the field to beat them at their court”.

The Turkish coach also talked about the team’s absences and noted that Brock Motum might be available to join in Barcelona: Motum is preparing for the match in Barcelona. I think he can play, our medical team is working on it.”

Barcelona’s coach Svetislav Pesic added in the post-game press conference: “It will be a tough battle in Barcelona but we are in good physical condition. We have time and we will prepare for the next game. More or less we played with 10 players. I think in playoffs it’s important to give the chance to these 10 players, like Pau Ribas. He played a good game with his experience and all.”