"I would like to congratulate my team. I think we were the better team tonight. They played a very mature game, a very smart game, I would say. We managed to force 16 turnovers on them on their own court. We managed not to give them open-court chances, where it's tough to stop an athletic team like Maccabi. Even though we didn't shoot well from the outside, we controlled the game from the very beginning. We had our moments, of course, especially in the third quarter, when we couldn't operate well. They put a lot of pressure on our ballhandlers and we played it wrong against one of their best defenders, Kane. But we found a way to operate differently, with post-ups and driving the ball, which was very important. Maccabi was one of the best rebounding teams before the game and we won that battle, so overall we were the better team and once again I say congratulations to my team for a big win. To be continued and good luck to Maccabi."
"We're going step by step. We have a huge desire in practices, on a daily basis. Our routine is based on determination. We try to play a lot of situations out of our comfort zone in practice, because this is what we're going to face down the stretch. We have a very competitive league and it's not easy to play at the highest level with all the absences, players coming in, coming out. So I congratulate my players for being mature. We had our moments, our bad moments, but overall when we force 16 turnovers here and we keep ourselves below 10, that says a lot. Because when CSKA has a lot more possessions than the other team, we're not going to be easy to stop."