"For us it was an important game, though maybe not as the Eurocup game we played yesterday. Anyway, we wanted to go back to Vilnius as winners, not as losers. I told my players that, and they said: 'Of course!' So we played very motivated against a team we already played two times this season. For us, it's an important to win without Tyrese Rice because he's an important player in our game. The kids that stepped in for him, Dovydas Redikas and Steponas Babrauskas, did a good job, so congratulations to them."
"It is not a big secret that Spartak St. Petersburg is Beverley as a centerpiece and the guys around him play well, with him and off him. At the same time, he's the kind of player who can score. So he's doing well. Also, Dragicevic is a player I like and respect. He's not flashy, but rather the type of player who is doing the hard work, what we call the dirty job."
"VTB is kind of a specific competition for us. It's a league where CSKA Moscow is a big, big favorite. The fact that we are where we are in the VTB is a kind of success for us at this stage. Again, we're playing against Khimki soon and that's a team that's not going to be very hard to motivate my players for. Our schedule this season, especially in the last two months, is deadly. I cannot promise anything except that we will fight like we are doing every game."