"They started 0-7, we had lazy defense and made bad decision offensively. But in the second quarter we played really good defense, and because of that defense we took an advantage of 6 points into halftime. The third quarter, and it is not first the time, we started very lazy, without moving the ball on offense, including assisting directly to them for an easy fastbreak layup. They also scored some baskets in the last seconds of possessions, which happens in basketball, so we tried to talk to players, tell them it is not over, we have to continue to play and continue to fight and don’t need to change a lot of things in our game. We played the last quarter absolutely differently, with absolutely different wish and approach, and that is why we won. We got this energy from ourselves, but very importantly, from our fans. I am very happy with this feeling that I have with how much the fans trust us. And I want to thank them for one more great night in Fenerbahce Ulker Sports Arena. Another important thing, we had 9 more shots than Olympiacos in this game. And 7 free throws more. One of the keys to the game was to win rebounds. In the first half they had only 1 offensive rebound, at the end of the game 6 offensive rebounds. Steals and turnovers were also in our favor, and because of that we took more shots. Now, if you have shots you must score, but we shot very bad. We had 6 more shots, but they made 2 more two-point shots than us. And we made the same number of three-pointers, although we shot 3 more attempts. But a team that pretends to be a good team must find a way to win a game in any way. Because this is the game of basketball. Some days you score everything; sometimes you have problems, like today. One of the things I think Olympiacos is good team is because they know how to play. So it is a very important victory for us, and I will be happy in the
future if my team continues to control the game like tonight, having more possessions than the opponent, but hoping we shoot the ball better."