Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"Congrats to Olympiacos. Obviously it was a very tough and close game. Our poor second quarter really put us in a hole, which we fought back from to a 2-point game, and I think their experience took over at that point. It is a price you pay early in the season, you got to learn these lessons. It is painful, but it is part of growing as a team. I am really happy to see our gym full. We set a record for tickets sold today. And that is also part of our goal, to build a fan-base and create interest in this club going forward, and I think we are doing that. I thank the fans for coming out and supporting us, they really helped us. We played again without two of our forward-centers, now almost for a month without Luke Harangody, and Marcus Slaughter got hurt two days ago. We still don’t know what the process with him will be. In the second quarter we had problems, we missed a lot of easy shots around the basket. Olympiacos is a team that knows how to make you pay for turnovers and misses, and they did that well in the second quarter. We are getting the ball inside, but we are not finishing well enough. Second half we did. We got to finish, because that stops fast breaks. I am concerned with 16 turnovers. If you want to win a game against a quality opponent like this, you can’t give away the ball; that leads to their fast breaks and easy points. And you have to make foul shots. We are 40% from the foul line, and we only shot 10 free throws. That is not good either. There is a lot of things."