Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
"Against CSKA you have to be ready that there will be intervals that will go their way. In the second quarter they were catching up, and it looked as though they will catch up with us before halftime. But our good defense, which led to easy points, got us a halftime margin that surprised most. Of course we expected CSKA in the second half to do everything to cut the deficit and outplay us. We looked very good at the start of the third quarter. We played good defensively, but our offense was not as good as it was in the first half, and there was a chance the game could become tighter. But we had a quality reaction, and got a victory which is really historic. We beat CSKA for the first time, but my satisfaction is huge not only because they are the reigning EuroLeague champions, but because of the high quality of play both on offense and defense. We scored 48 points in the first half, we were building our play and put ourselves in good situations, finding good solutions. The second half was a little weaker, but that is not to be critiqued simply because we were up against CSKA. I know what this seventh EuroLeague win carries, but there is no transformation. We continue to work, there is still a lot of play, and our goals remain the same. "