"First of all I would like to thank the fans in the sports hall, here in Sofia, for the great support. None of us believed that the game today would be an easy one. Ventspils is a team with great offensive power. Our main task today was to decrease their shooting to the minimum because they got pretty good shooters and they move and pass the ball fast. I can say that I was completely satisfied from our defense only in the second half of the fourth quarter when thanks to our aggressive presence on the defensive side, we managed to go up by 11 points. However, at that point we lost our concentration, we did not play according to the tactical requirements and we almost lost our lead. We definitely had to attack Ventspils more in the low post, where I believe they have some weaknesses and respectively we have an advantage. We’re having trouble with the lack of adequate substitution for Willie Deane, who no matter of his great ambition and desire to show his best, got tired at the end and wasn’t completely efficient. He is a great guy though, and I believe we are going to be able to get everything straight before the next game. Other than that we did not play organised offense and if we had a better percentage from the free-throw line, we would have ended the game with a bigger lead. Today we played only the first quarter of a game that is to be decided on the 26th in Ventspils."