"I believe that the game had two very different parts. In the first half, even when we knew they would have a strong start - we even watched the game we won in Tel Aviv in which our start was not very good, we still allowed a lot of easy fast break points, maybe because of our bad shot selection and some turnovers in the first line. It is also true that we missed some comfortable shots around the rim, under the basket, which would not allowed Maccabi to start so strong. Still, we had too many ups and downs in the first half. They went on a 0-7 opening run, we recovered and then they scored in six consecutive offenses. We rallied again and got a 1-point lead. Then in the second half, we dominated the defensive rebound, were better ordered on defense and that gave us a lot of fast break points. In the end, we deserved to win. We had very good pick-and-roll defense tonight, but our defensive balance was horrible. We showed a lot of faces in this game but putting it all together, we deserved to win and it was an important game for us to keep challenging for a playoffs spot, to keep dreaming to catch the eighth-ranked team. I know it will be very difficult, but we want to be there."