Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
"It was a very intense game in which we did some good things and in which in a certain moment, we didn't keep our balance in some situations we were not able to control, especially on direct screens. We tried to play more physical on defense, but it wasn't easy to play with that intensity and aggressiveness. We have to highlight the things we do well because leading by 5 points at halftime and being down 72-80 and returning to the game with several chances to tie it - three-point shots missed by Larkin and Voigtmann, a layup missed by Hanga - gives us credit and shows that the team had do great things in tough situations. On the other hand, it is important that despite shooting just 8 free throw attempts and Olympiacos shooting great from three-point range, being in the game says a lot about it even when we have a lot of things to improve. Olympiacos trailed for the best part of the game, but being tired and a lack of patience in moments when they were doing really well, especially on three-point shooting, and we were missing open shots, made us a bit frustrated. Against these teams, and especially Olympiacos, we need to play tougher on defense when we don't hit shots on offense."