Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
"We should have started the game playing tougher. It is true that we had two very good opening defenses in which they scored very good baskets, but after that, we gave them two or three options to get easy baskets in the low post. We improved our defense after that, but struggled a lot against their pick-and-roll and pick-and-pop situations with Jankunas. We prepared a special situation playing with two power forwards, but we didn't have them; Toko Shengelia was out and Chase Budinger's foul problems did not allow us to do it. In the end, we had a chance to win, but did not make the right choice on defense against Westermann and Pangos, they scored and now we have to think that any opponent will be good for us. We are in the playoffs and have to compete against anybody. We would be disappointed if we didn't have a chance to be in the playoffs, or the skills and the courage to overcome long-time injuries, or belong to a team that doesn't fight for its goals, or losing the last seven games. We didn't play well against Panathinaikos and Zalgiris, but we have to improve and feel proud of what we did until now and try to be as competitive as we can in the playoffs."