Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens
"We are very happy for this game. Tonight we played a great game. More or less we kept to our plan the entire game, on defense and on offense. We knew before the game that to beat Madrid you have to play good in the fourth quarter, and tonight we did. I think it was a beautiful game for all the supporters, for all people who love basketball. Both teams tried to play fast and both tried to do tactical things to take advantage on defense. We controlled turnovers very well, which is why Madrid did not score too much on the fast break. The only bad thing was on defensive rebounding, that Madrid had a lot of second opportunities to score, but in general we had a good game and we are happy with that. [In regards to their 16 offensive rebounds] It can happen if you decide to switch more on defense. We changed our plan a little today, we wanted to destroy the creation of Madrid, because they have two incredible pick-and-roll players, Llull and Doncic. I think we found solutions in one part of the game, but if you switch on defense too much, you have more problems on defensive rebounds. This is why we had to fight close to the basket and in the low post. I think we improved in the second half, I am not sure, but I think they had 6 offensive rebounds in the second half, and 3 or 4 of those came on the same trip down the floor. So in general, we did a better job in that in the second half"