"We didn't have everything under control. They came back in a third quarter in which our defense was not there for some reasons, and we did turn the ball over, again, a lot. In the last quarter, though, we only had one turnover. But overall, allowing 68 points says a lot about keeping such a great team, talented team, below 70 points. The most important thing is to say congratulations to my players and to our team, because we bounced back after a loss in Athens, but this is what it is in this EuroLeague marathon. We have to collect victories and today, I give a big round of applause to the whole team, how it worked, how it believed in the win. We had some good moments, of course, and some moments in which Khimki took over, like in the third quarter. They came back within one point, if I am not mistaken, but again, we found ways to score well on their switches, on their mismatches and we supported well their jumpers."
“We managed to contain their main creators so big congratulations to my team for that, and thanks to the fans for creating the atmosphere. I’d like to wish Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates on the 25th.”