Pleased with the character he brought out Panathinaikos opposite to Mars Ergin Ataman stayed, although as he said his team did not perform well, as a result to win 75-65 and stay at the top of the Stoiximan Basket League!
With the Turkish coach of the “greens” also standing in the difficulties that existed before and during the match at “Alexandreio”.
“We came yesterday from Berlin without doing much preparation. We know that Aris plays aggressively, there is always a difficult atmosphere and it is not easy, we faced difficulties. In the first half we stayed in the game, Aris came back into the game. In the third period we moved smartly in attack and faced the defense of Aris and got a significant lead“, Ataman initially said in the customary press conference.
He added: “It was important in the end that even though we didn’t play great basketball, we showed character and played differently. We were very good in defense, we held Aris to 65 points, and that’s very important for us. Aris found many points from low, from Katsivelis. We made some adjustments at the low post and found points with Lessor and Mitoglou as Aris played short”.
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