Khimki Moscow Region
“First of all, I would like to congratulate the opponent, who played a solid game and of course deserved to win. For us it was a difficult night. For a long period until now we have played without our best offensive rebounder, in Thomas Robinson. Also, we didn’t have Marko [Todorovic] tonight. So, we had just one forward to cover this spot that was very difficult against a team that has Tavares and a tall lineup in general. We missed the rebounds, allowing them to have 15 more possessions. Obviously, we played without confidence, missing free throws, as we had less than 50 percent until the end. We missed a lot of layups and gave them a chance to score on transition. At the end of the game, their great shooters found confidence and hit some threes from a long range. Finally, it was difficult for us to compete tonight but as I’ve said this is the EuroLeague and we need to forget it immediately. We need to pick up our pieces and get ready to the next game”.