Quotes VEF Riga vs. Panellinios
VEF Riga coach Valdis Valters:
"Today on the court you could see two teams with different skills. My players tried to perform their A game on court but that was not enough because the opponent was much better than we were. We struggled in defense under our basket and let Panellinios score too many easy points. Then in offense we made too many mistakes and the shooting percentage was way too low. Before the game we agreed a game plan but my players just couldn't follow it. We are a young team which needs experience that will come with time. Anyway, despite today's loss we are looking forward to the next game in Greece where we will still try to qualify to the EuroCup group stage."
Panellinios coach Ilias Zouros:
"This was very important game for us, in addition to it being our first official game of the season. We hoped for the win but we were still cautious because we have a lot of new players and we still need to find our game; so I'm very happy with this win. VEF Riga is a dangerous team with very good perimeter players so we have to keep in mind that this is only half time..."