Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem
"We knew that in Game 3 everything could be more difficult for us. So we started the game in the right way, attacking with high rhythm like we wanted in our game plan, building open shots. Our desire was to attack the game on the road, which my players did in an amazing way. Unfortunately we lost Brian Randle, who was a key person in our four position in overcoming Gran Canaria's pressure. It was difficult to resist, and with this pressure the entire game, and some foul trouble of Kinsey, it was very difficult. I am so proud that we stayed focused on defense, especially against their shooters when they came back and almost tied the game. I think we deserved to be in the top four. We had a new team and new staff at the start of the season, we started in a difficult regular season group with Valencia and Lokomotiv. We beat each top team one time this season, and I think my players have a right to play in the semifinals. I wasn't comfortable even when we were up by 15 points, because Gran Canaria can score a lot of points in a short period of time. But at the same time I was confident because my players were mentally in the game, and I was sure we would find a solution. Our goal was to enter the fourth quarter in this type of game, knowing that pressure with elimination on the line would surely be on Gran Canaria."