Zenit St Petersburg
"Ten days ago we played Khimki on the road, we lost 5 points. It was a very painful defeat. I think that my players had ultra motivation for this game, because it was very important for us in the standings. I think that the great desire and willingness of my team was the base of such a game and the result. Today we played a great team game, everyone played and fought for everyone and we did everything together for the win. Today we played good aggressive defense, were clever in the attacks and played well on offensive rebounds. I would also like to note Valiev, his selfless game, especially those moments when he caught the ball on the floor, then scored, made a rebound and block and not scoring a lot of points, but helping the team with his energy and aggression. I think that with him on the court, the team played much calmer, so everyone knew that there is a player behind."