Anadolu Efes Istanbul
"I think it was a very difficult game because we started very bad, with 9 turnovers in the first quarter. After that, we had to work harder to catch them. The third quarter was the best for us, when we started really well, especially our defense in the opening three minutes of the second half. From that moment, the game was open until the end. Sometimes it is incredible how we have chances to finish the game, but we make mistakes which are very, very difficult to understand. They stayed in the game, especially in the moments when we had the lead. I think our rebounds, hustle and fight were the keys to out victory but we cannot think we played a special game. We can improve our basketball and do much more. Tyler [Honeycutt] was the guy who brought energy and something different. He plays over the rim and changed many shots. His good performance was very important for us tonight. As for Bourousis, it is always nice to see the guys who had good results with me as coach. I like him a lot and I am happy that he missed this layup in the final minutes. We played very tough defense against him. I wish him and Xavi [Pascual], a great coach, the best."