Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
"I am especially happy today because sometimes you are able to get a win playing better or speaking good things about our philosophy - running, scoring a lot. When things are going bad and we are not scoring or finding our mobility, when we are not comfortable, we have to defend and believe, play thinking about the victory without thinking about the things we usually do good. It is very important for us to learn this tonight. I am very happy; congratulations to my players and to our fans for showing a good lesson to everyone: when things are going bad, they supported us in a very good way. This victory is for them and for the players. When you analyze each player's performance or the team in general, nobody felt comfortable in the beginning of the game. It is true that they prefer to slow down the pace to prevent us from scoring as much as we usually do. In the beginning, we tried to run and found good shots, but missing them made us feel anxious throughout the game. We looked like we wanted to win the game on offense without playing good defense, and they kept finding easy shots. Everything changed after that because we believed in getting as close as possible to try to win in the end no matter what. Rafa Luz played a critical role with his defensive intensity and making people believe we could win. Larkin proved that, even not playing at the level he is used to, he can make two good decisions and show his leadership with two critical three-point shots."