"We didn't play well in the second quarter, especially on defense. We struggle against aggressibe teams, which take the ball outside and shoot from three-pointe range. We were fresh at some point during the season, but not now, and that is important against a team like VEF, which beat Zalgiris and ranks second in its VTB League group. It may not have big names but has a lot of talent and plays with great speed. They opened the court and hurt us that way, giving us a lot of trouble. The third quarter was key, we played better defense and had a big run that gave us the lead. We started allowing easy baskets in the fourth quarter. They scored a lot in one-on-one situations and we have to improve on that. It is a good result considering how the game developed. It is very important to start the Last 16 with a win."