Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"We played against the team with the best record in Euroleague. We competed hard, wanted to win, but finally one three-point shot by Dixon and one missed three-point shot by our team decided the game. Both teams tried to use their defense to destroy the offensive game of the other team. I think we did a good job, but I think it was a nervous approach from our team. Fener tried to play in the beginning hard, deny all the entry passes. They have great rim-protectors in Vesely and Udoh, and it is not easy to score under the basket. We needed 20 minutes to adjust to that type of game, and in the second half we were very competitive, we managed what we had to do, and we played well. But as I said, one three-point shot by Dixon, and one by Bogdanovic earlier, and 2 missed free throws and an open three-point shot decided the outcome. We are sad because we lost a game against the team with the best record, but we grew during the season, we are close to qualifying to the playoffs, and we are fighting for home-court advantage. When winning so many games in a row, sometimes a loss like this is a good lesson for us. We need to learn, but go on, because our schedule is very tough, very hard. But I feel very positive and very confident in our team, and we are looking forward to the next games."