"We played against a Zalgiris team which was some experienced and young players. A team that plays with big energy offensively and defensively. They always try to run and push the ball. They play with a lot of passes and move really well on offense. We talked before the game and understood it was going to be a difficult one. They are the best rebounding team in the EuroLeague and until now, they averaged 18 offensive rebounds. This aspect of the game was very important and today they got 11. It looks like a big number but compared to previous games, it is okay. One more time, we played very good defense expect in the first quarter. Our defense was very good after that and I believe what we must change is our offense, because after some good defenses, we had the opportunity to run and try to play in transition. With so many games, you don't have time to practice. I don't want to cry but this is the real situation. However, it was a very important victory for us against a very good team. I am happy that my friend Sarunas [Jasikevicius], who also played here, was so welcomed by our people. One more time, thanks to our people for the basketball atmosphere."