Khimki Moscow Region
"The key was probably our defensive approach. Our first-half performance was maybe the worst this year, we played terrible in both ends, offensively and defensively. Especially defensively. We allowed almost 50 points in the first half. With this kind of performance on defense, we cannot win, especially in the EuroLeague where the level is really high.〈/p〉〈p〉I was really mad in the locker room at halftime, not about winning and losing but about the way we approached the game. In the second half, we managed to win the game by playing much much better on defense. We won and we got to be happy. Every victory in the EuroLeague counts, every victory is important, especially against Spanish teams like Baskonia, which is in good form. I have to give Baskonia congratulations for great play, but also to our team because we managed to win one very difficult game. This season is really long, and the process to become a very strong team is also very long. We need to learn from every game. We have to be happy for a few hours because we have 5-1 and are currently in first place in the Euroleague. I don’t underestimate that and I am very happy about that, but at the same time, we have to improve our game a lot."