„It is a good feeling to be on the first place in this strong group. Because of our win we avoid the far trip to Moscow. Talor Battle made a good game today, played hard defense and had some good plays in the offense. His transfer gives us the opportunity to share the minutes of all players to a moderate level."
Telekom Baskets Bonn player Talor Battle:
"I am satisfied with my first game but it is much more important that the team won the game. I was lucky that Jared Jordan gave me some good assists to hit the open three-pointers. We played good as a team and are looking forward to the next round."
Pinar Karsiyaka player Mire Chatman:
„We did not play as a team today. Bonn played with much more energy. The decision fell in the first and in the last quarter. I can promise that we will play better in the second round."
Pinar Karsiyaka head coach Hakan Demir:
„For us this was the third away game in a row within one week. So my team was a little bit tired while Bonn played with high energy. We lost the first quarter and could not reduce this residue during the game. But I congratulate my team for reaching the second round in this strong group."