"First I congratulate Nizhny. They didn't play their best, but they were very, very efficient on the three-point line. They showed why they are leading our group. They are a very good team, solid and they are among the best teams in the competition for sure. With their solid defense they made our life very difficult in the first game. But now we started better, we were fluent in offense. We made them look so good for minutes. I think their three-point efficiency changed the image of our game. I think we gave 100%, but their three-point shooting changed everything and gave the image that we were bad. As I said to my team in the first half, I think it was our best first half as a team in the whole season. They dominated the second half because they are better. And we managed to compete with them, and we had a chance in the last quarter to take the lead. I have to tip my hat to my players, they played their hearts out; they played with faith, believed in what we have done. We were close, for us it is a very big reward to be close to a team like Nizhny. I am not happy with the result obviously, but I am happy with the improvement of the players and the improvement as a team. Congratulations to the opponent for this match and for the whole season. Good luck for them."