Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"Congratulations to Real Madrid. We did not play well enough in the first half to give ourselves a fair chance to win that game, and then we chased the whole second half. We got close, but we never really got on top of the game and when you don’t do that against a team as talented as Madrid, you are going to lose, and that’s what happened. With the exception of the fourth quarter, we did not defend anywhere near the level that we usually do or that we are capable of. And we paid the price for that. When we did, we did not finish the job on defensive rebounds, and that really hurt us. No excuses, this is playoffs, Friday is another day. We did not come out with any kind of aggressiveness that is typical of our team. We did not defend well at all in the first half, and that is an understatement. And we paid the price. In the fourth quarter we were getting beat, we had to respond. But we waited too long. We laid it out there in the second half, but it was too little, too late."