Fenerbahce 73 – 92 Anadolu Efes
"Trying to understand what happened, but I think it will not be easy," complains the Fenerbahce coach after losing against Efes
It was not normal to observeZeljko Obradovicduring the final stretch of the game completely down. l, unequaled myth of European basketball, iconized by its temperament and that red face, as if it were a locomotive about to explode. The Efes, withLarkinLike a stiletto, he seemed to erase his temper, he sank. Three quarters of an hour later, he appeared in the same way in the press room of Buesa Arena, sad and defeated. Not one word higher than the other because they were all pronounced with a monorcorde and sad tone.
"It hurts a lot the image that we have given, because all the season we had played an excellent basketball", said the technician of the Fenerbahce, softening what shortly before had expressedNikola Kalinic: "It's a great shame, a catastrophe." "Try to understand what happened, but I think it will not be difficult to understand," continues the technician, strangely humanized and small after being devastated by a cyclone.
I did not hesitate to apologize to his fans and thank him for his support. The yellow jerseys were absolute majority in the stands of the Buesa Arena, also the hottest and game. Also peaceful, beyond a surprising reaction of the injuredJoffrey Lauvergne, that on crutches and from the track he is in charge with one of his followers. The thing was not to major although the French pvot gave the sensation that a cable had been peeled.
In the face of the despondency of Obradovic, the temperance ofErgin Ataman, who escaped from the euphoria, knowing that nothing was done if Sunday did not take the cup. "This is our basketball, a modern basketball, which is played in the NBA," claimed the Turkish coach, who has placed Efes for the first time in a Euroleague final. Thanks, in part, to a Shane Larkin who with 30 points, 7 assists and 7 rebounds sum 43 valuation credits, the highest record in the history of the Final Four.
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