Shane Larkin, Efes: 'We stuck together as a team'
Ergin Ataman, Anadolu Efes Istanbul head coach
"We played great defense all game, but two things were a problem for us. [Firstly,] 4-of-5 from three-pointers for [Ignas] Brazdeikis, so I think this is his career high. And offensive rebounds. Again, we gave them 14 offensive rebounds. Offensively, we moved the ball well, but we had the pressure that all the games we lost in the last period, it was in the last 5 minutes. Again, we risked the game. We started the last quarter up 10 points, again the game came to 2 points. Anyway, we found a way to win. Now, it's very important for us, because of course our goal is to reach a better position in the standings. Still, we are out of range of the playoffs, but we will see. We found the victory against one very important team, and it's two victories against them. Maybe that will be important for us in the final standings."
Kazys Maksvytis, Zalgiris Kaunas head coach
"First of all, the team fought until the end. But, I think the quality that we had today is not enough to win against Anadolu Efes. They are a great team. If we need to win the game, we need to add the quality."
Will Clyburn, Anadolu Efes Istanbul forward
"Any win in the EuroLeague is important. Obviously, there's still a lot more games to play; we need to take it step by step, game by game. We need to put this one behind us right away and get ready for Olympiacos on Friday. Teams are going to go on runs and every team is going to have their struggles during the game, but I think we handled it well today and we need to continue handling our fourth quarters better than we have been."
Shane Larkin, Anadolu Efes Istanbul guard
"It was a tough game. They're a very well-coached team, very disciplined. We knew coming into this game that it was very important for us, so we tried to come out with a lot of defensive intensity. There in the fourth quarter, we've had a lot of fourth quarters where we've kind of broken down and lost big leads, so tonight was another situation where things got a little rocky at the end, but we stuck together as a team and we were able to pull it out. Big win, just step by step continuing to grow each day, and hopefully we'll catch that good momentum. I feel better. After missing five months with a couple of different injuries, it's tough to come back and get directly into your rhythm, but my teammates have confidence in me, coaches give me the ball, so I've just got to go out there, continue to be aggressive and get better day by day. Hopefully, by the time the playoffs come around, I'm reaching my peak form. We've just got to take it day by day. Obviously, [Olympiacos] are a completely different team than the team we played together. They're a great team, they had a great win last night, so we've just got to go out there, play hard, play aggressive. We're going to be on the road, so try to hit first and keep that intensity throughout the four quarters. They have a great home base there, so they're going to make their runs, but we've got to stick together, continue to work hard as a team and hopefully pull it off in the end."
Anadolu Efes Istanbul - Real Madrid | Round 24 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Singleton throws it down!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Dunston stops the show!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Clyburn dunks off a steal!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Clyburn at the buzzer!
Top 10 Plays | Round 28 | 2022-23 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague
7DAYS Magic Moment of the Night: M'Baye throws it down!
Anadolu Efes Istanbul - Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv | Round 28 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Nebo stops Bryant!
7DAYS Magic Moment: M'Baye throws it down!
Zalgiris Kaunas - LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne | Round 28 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Taylor to Birutis for the slam!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Hayes with the swat!
7DAYS Magic Moment of the Night: Clyburn’s super slam!
Crvena Zvezda Meridanbet Belgrade - Anadolu Efes Istanbul | Round 27 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Clyburn’s super slam!
ALBA Berlin - Zalgiris Kaunas | Round 27 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Birutis finishes the alley-oop!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Hayes bats away Sikma’s attempt!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Birutis rejects Lammers!
Will Clyburn | Round 26 MVP | 2022-23 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague
7DAYS Magic Moment of the Night: Larkin impossible lay-up!
Panathinaikos Athens - Anadolu Efes Istanbul | Round 26 | Highlights
FC Barcelona - Zalgiris Kaunas | Round 26 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Showtime! Larkin feeds Zizic!
7DAYS Magic Moment: What a flowing move from Efes!
LDLC ASVEL Vielleurbanne - Anadolu Efes Istanbul | Round 25 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Pons's alley-oop dunk!
Real Madrid - Zalgiris Kaunas | Round 25 | Highlights
Round 24 | 2022-23 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague | Friday review
Zalgiris Kaunas - Cazoo Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz | Round 24 | Highlights
Olympiacos Piraeus - Anadolu Efes Istanbul | Round 23 | Highlights
Zalgiris Kaunas - Partizan Mozzart Bet Belgrade | Round 23 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment Hayes hammers it home!
7DAYS Magic Moment Hayes takes no prisoners!
7DAYS Magic Moment Birutis finishes strong!
What's in my EuroLeague Kitbag? Will Clyburn, Anadolu Efes Istanbul
Anadolu Efes Istanbul - Zalgiris Kaunas | Round 22 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Will Clyburn steals the ball and dunks on Kevarrius Hayes!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Elijah Bryant rises up to block Arnas Butkevicius's shot!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Kevarrius Hayes with a big block on Amath M'Baye!
Cazoo Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz - Anadolu Efes Istanbul | Round 21 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Micic's buzzer-beater!
Panathinaikos Athens - Zalgiris Kaunas | Round 21 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Hayes with the put-back slam!
Zalgiris Kaunas - Crvena Zvezda Meridianbet Belgrade | Round 20 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Hayes says no to Petrusev
Anadolu Efes Istanbul - FC Bayern Munich | Round 20 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Larkin to Pleiss alley-oop
7DAYS Magic Moment: Larkin to Zizic for the jam