Khimki Moscow Region
"Hapoel is a good team that managed to beat Maccabi Tel Aviv two days ago. So we didn’t expect an easy game that we had today. In the beginning, we had an 18-point lead, but in the third quarter we didn’t manage to maintain this advantage as we thought that the game had been already done. At halftime and before the last quarter, I told my players to be aggressive and play with double energy, and we did in the last minutes. We played good defense and succeeded. Also, we didn’t allow Hapoel to make many offensive rebounds and did only few turnovers. I’m happy for my players, we did a great job."