Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"The important thing is not the stats. It’s that we played with heart and we played with passion. We had a great crowd here tonight. People support the team and respond to the team. At the end of the day, this year that’s what we are trying to do is build a fan base and be of course a successful, competitive team. Tonight the atmosphere was great and I’m happy we were able to beat a great team. After the first seven or eight minutes of the first quarter, we defensive rebounded better. We made them miss a lot of shots, that’s the reason there’s a lot of offensive rebounds, but it was far too much. Once we got our hands around that I thought we played a great defensive game. We’ve had some good ones defensively. In fairness and in honesty, they were missing two important players, but that’s happened to us all season. We’ve played many games without two of our main players and that’s the kind of seasons it is. You just have to take advantage of it when it comes. "