Nizhny Novgorod Head Coach Zoran Lukic
"I want to congratulate our opponent. They deserved to win this game. The biggest problem in our game today was the defence, and we lost concentration offensively. Especially when we missed 10 or 12 open shots in the penetration. We tried to punish this defence when they switched all the pick n rolls, and basically we found very good solutions, but when you miss this many shots one on zero it is very difficult to win the game."
BK JIP Pardubice Head Coach Jan Slowiak
"I want to thank my players. We showed a lot of will to win the game again. We were able to win the rebounding battles and that was the key to this game. Against a physical opponent like this, that is a great success. We were having troubles for a while to stop their best player, Ignerski, although we were preparing for him. But he hit some tough shots as well. We were able to play through a small crisis in the third quarter and we controlled the end of the game. We were able to draw fouls and make free throws when needed and I have to thank the players again. Also we played without our point guards again and this is why this win is really well deserved."
Nizhny Novgorod player Michal Ignerski
"There is not much to add to what the coach said. We had a few loose balls in the fourth quarter and we should have grabbed them. Also some bad decisions when we were supposed to score closer to the basket. Those few mistakes decided the game."
BK JIP Pardubice player Marcus Arnold
"I think we played a good game. In the first half Ignerski was having a good game. He had 17 in the first half. In the second half we did a better job of playing defence on him and that helped us because he was their offensive force. I think we played really fast and that really helped our game too."