Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"We beat tonight a high-level team in a very important game and a lot of credit to our players for the effort that they made and the basketball that they played. Particularly, I want to say a good word for my staff, my assistant, who did such a great job preparing this game. We had time this week because of the Friday game and our last game being some days ago, we had three full practice days which is rare in this year’s Euroleague and Turkish League season. And my assistants did just a tremendous job preparing us for the many different things you see in the game against Fenerbahce. We’ve obviously had a tough stretch of it recently trying to adjust to playing without Scottie Wilbekin, who is such a big part of our team. And that happens too in a season when you lose a main player it takes time to adjust to that and figure out a way to win high-level games, tonight we figured it out. I would also like to mention that Will Clyburn for the past month has been playing with a hand injury. Most players would sit down and not play. He has continued to make the effort and try to help us in a time when we are already missing Marcus Slaughter, Semih Erden, Scottie Wilbekin. He knew we were in trouble injury-wise and he played hurt and it affected his play. Tonight he came out and was the same Will Clyburn he was before the injury."