"Karsiyaka is a very good team and we knew that. They play very tough defense and ran full court, which was apparent in the fourth quarter, when they controlled the tempo. We played a good first half, especially in offense, but we did not play a good defensive game. We made a lot of turnovers, we lost many balls at the center of the court and gave many balls to the opponent. We were quite good at five against five, but when Karisyaka played zone we made some bad decisions and allowed them to take the lead and eventually the victory. The schedule is tough, but that's what it is and we need to try and be stronger next time. I don't think the players were influenced by the need to win so as to seal qualification. We controlled the game for the most part, we made unacceptable mistakes especially in the defense, we received some big baskets and that's how we lost the game. We need to discuss with the players what went wrong, as you can see our starters did not score a lot, but we got a lot of help from other players."