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"I think that today was a typical playoff game. It was a point-by-point game and Madrid probably won because they have more experienced players than us. This is why today we couldn't play good defense in the second half; they scored 53 points. We couldn't control the defensive rebounds and because of this, we lost the rhythm of the game. I think that it was very clear that today Madrid had the rhythm of the game in the second half. They controlled the rebounds and punished all of our mistakes on defense with open shots. We missed a lot of open shots on offense because we felt the pressure of playing at home. I think it was very clear. The series is only 1-1, tied, even though we have the feeling of losing an opportunity with this home loss. We have to improve in defensive aspects in Madrid, which didn't work well for us today. Everything was perfect in Game 1 and things didn't go that way for us tonight, especially in the second half. We made a lot of tactical mistakes which cannot happen. On the other hand, Madrid made the most of its talent with players with a lot of experience. That made them punish us in a lot of actions. We have to prepare well for Game 3, play with good mentality and be positive, knowing that if we do things right, we will have chances to win."