Allar Kerde, head coach Tartu Rock:
“Of course we are happy to have won, however, from what I’ve been seeing in the statistics; we were very good at rebounding but not in defense. We have made many mistakes during the last five minutes and although the opponents were not able to catch us, it was a 50-50 situation. A very difficult game overall”.
Brian Michael Cusworth, Tartu Rock:
“We are very happy to walk away with an away victory over a team of such a strong and professional league. Our defense was not right during the last quarter; nevertheless, it was an important victory for us.”
Dimitris Charitopoulos, PAOK BC:
“We are disappointed from losing, since we badly wanted to win this game. However, we have a new coach and we need to work very hard from now on to try and reverse a very difficult situation for us. It was a good thing that we managed to play some serious basketball during the last quarter."
Kostas Flevarakis, PAOK BC coach:
“We played against a team that has many players from the National team roster of Estonia and what we want to keep is the performance of our young players during the last quarter. I told my players in the locker room that this is the point we need to start from and we need to work hard. I believe we’re going to make it defense-wise; however, we have a big problem on offense. We don’t have any time at all, we need to move quickly and make the right choices.”