"First of all, congratulations to my team for the win. I think it was a hard-fought victory. We had to work hard for 40 minutes, which I value a lot, because we didn't disconnect at all during the game. Their three-point shots took us out of our good defense during the first half. They were patient and found good shots. After that, we had problems to run the break and get the lead, but that is what happens when you play against a great team: you have to play until the last second. I am happy because we won, knowing that Panathinaikos is a team that is competing really well. They proved it from the beginning of the EuroLeague, have great players and I think it was an important win for us. After going to Moscow on Thursday, we knew we had 10 very demanding days, playing against the EuroLeague reigning champion, the Spanish League leader, Panathinaikos and now Barcelona and after that, to the Canary Islands to face Spanish Supercup winner, Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas. It is a very demanding effort, physically and mentally. I think that the team competed quite well in the last three games, with some basketball mistakes, of course, but I believe we took a step forwards in terms of competiveness, regarding of our results. I don't think it is good to overthink things, but to focus on the next game."
"Very tough, very tough, because two aspects of the game that were very important was the three-point percentage for them, which was very good, and because they shot the ball well from outside, they created a lot of space and outrebounded us. We controlled the rest of the stats, but it was tough until the end. They're an experienced team and we knew it was going to be very tough."