Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
"Nizhny Novgorod showed great quality. IT is an excellent team, well composed with great individuals. We knew we will have a tough match in front of us, and it happened. The hosts played very well, their big men gave us lots of trouble with their outside shot, and they had high percentage for three-pointers. Our defense was not at the level we hoped it would be. We hoped to be able to raise aggressiveness after the halftime, but it did not happen. I congratulate Nizhny on deserved victory."