Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
"First, I want to talk about the first 10 minutes. We have been playing without very good activity not because we didn't want it, but because we were afraid to play our things on defense and offense. It is important to be brave, especially in this kind of game, especially at home. After coming out of the locker rooms, we played better, very good defense, attacking them on each action when they played offense. For example, if they looked for a pick-and-roll situation in the first half, we gave them the opportunity to play. In the second half, they had problems to arrive to pick-and-roll situations, wasting time to arrive to that situation. We are happy for the win and have to get ready for the next one. Obviously, when you see the game, you can say that Milan didn't play well. Milan, however, is a team that had a 22-point lead against Efes just one week ago, losing in the final second, I still don't know how. If you let them play like we did in the first half, they can be very dangerous. They have a lot of talented players and some of them, like Rakim Sanders, are able to score incredible baskets. I don't think the team has to be afraid of anything; Baskonia has been in playoffs territory all season long. We have to believe in the things we do, win or lose. We have to be fresh and play with more rhythm. If we play without rhythm, we are a much worse team. We were more dynamic in the second half and everyone, the team and the fans, enjoyed much more."