Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul
"In the second half, we continued to keep the difference we had at halftime. Not so many good decisions in some moments offensive and also defensively, in one-on-one game. They tried the isolation game and were successful, so this was the main problem for us. Finally, It was an easy game to finish, leading by 10-11 points and two turnovers changed the game. We still have injury problems with (Nikola) Kalinic and (James) Nunnally but the team reacted in a positive way. We have a lot of games in front of us and must continue to work hard and try to play better. We needed fresh minds and fresh legs in this game and I am very happy that players that came off the bench helped a lot today."
"It was a double round in the EuroLeague this week. Two nights ago, we played a very tough, very hard game against Panathinaikos and we missed playing with more energy today. We started very bad, 10-0 for Efes after two minutes and 15 seconds. After that, it was an excellent game from my players. We played good, with rhythm, moved the ball offensively and came to the position in which we led later the first half. We managed to keep a 10-12 point lead, which is important against a good team like Efes. In the second half, our defense, one-to-one, was in the level that was necessary and everything was good. Congratulations to my players for an important victory. Thanks to our fans, one more time, for supporting the team. Their support is always very important for us and of course, good luck to Efes in future games in the EuroLeague."