KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
"It was a tough game in which Maccabi dominated the game rhythm in the opening three quarters, playing controlled basketball, different to what they normally do. That took us out of our rhythm but we played very good defense at the end of the third quarter and got some steals and that got them out of their rhythm. We had a good fourth quarter, shooting well, rebounding, running the floor and that allowed us to win the game. We have to beat Efes next week - we cannot think much further. Obviously, we are happy for being in the playoffs, among the eight best teams in Europe, in such a tough competition that we play alongside the Spanish League, which is also very tough. It was a difficult road, so we have to be happy and now, try to rank as high as we can, and win the next game to at least consolidate the seventh spot. We will fight for the sixth spot, too, if we win the next game. We are happy for the club, the team and if I have to congratulate some today, it would be my assistant coaches and technical staff for their great job this season. They worked backstage for many, many hours and it looks like it is not important, but it is. If we managed to be one of the best eight teams in Europe, it is because of them."