Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
"We are very happy for this win; it is maybe one of the best games we have played this year. We played with great intensity in the opening 10 minutes and especially coming back from the locker room. We started very well on defense. When they wanted to punish us in the low post with their perimeter players, when they put five small players on the court to punish us in pick-and-roll situation, everyone worked very well. I want to say 'thank you very much' to our supporters, they were incredible. It was very important to win tonight after our loss in Gran Canaria [in the Spanish League]. They understood very well what we needed from them today. Without them [Baskonia fans], everything is more difficult. I am very happy for the atmosphere we had in Buesa Arena tonight. We could have won more games so far, but also won some close games that we could have lost. In general, we have been playing well, with intensity, improving every day. Some players have ups and downs, but others stepped up. Our goal is to keep improving and keep playing with high intensity, especially at home. We hope to start all games the way we are doing lately, like we did in Kazan and Athens. We always have to try to improve. Maccabi is a great team, it has been a while since I saw a team with so much talent on the court, with so many great players. I think it is an incredible team; when they put Quincy Miller at the '5' and Victor Rudd at the '4', it was really tough to defend them. We were really close to be the team we want to become, in terms of intensity, ball movement and self-belief. I have to congratulate my players."