KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
"It was a difficult game for us. I think we started the game with a very good rhythm, making three-point shots, passing the ball in the right direction, but after the first 10 minutes, we had a lot of problems to move the ball and attack their switches on defense. We had some turnovers in the second quarter and allowed too many offensive rebounds. The second half was worse - we didn't play at the level that we expected. I think that obviously, we haven't lost because of one player, but as a team. We didn't find good answers against a physical opponent that plays very good defense. We were not able to find their weaknesses in general, only in some moments. They were able to hide those weaknesses and as a team, we lacked energy, physicality, played stronger and closer to the foul limit. We went down a little bit when we were not able to score, and you always have to try to give your best if shots are going in or not. Seeing Fenerbahce play well in the second half made us lose our confidence and prevented us from being positive. We played worse defense, worse offense and in some moments, I had the feeling we tried to win on individual actions, which is something that can happen, but it is not the smart choice. In that sense, against the best teams, you have to give answers playing as a team, not individually. What I missed was playing better as a team. Trailing made us be frustrated, it is obvious, and we cannot allow that to happen. We were also frustrated because their defense dominated the game. They made us take bad shots, pick up turnovers and not be comfortable on the court."