Quotes Pinar Karsiyaka vs. Telekom Baskets


Pinar Karsiyaka Coach Hakan Demir:
"I' m proud of my players who managed to win under such a big stress. We are a good team but we have been losing by a last gasp shot or by few points - and that has created added stress. Karsiyaka have great fans, when it works well, they give you the extra power. In this business sometimes it does not work how you expect it to work, but even so it makes us happy to see them supporting us."

Pinar Karsiyaka player Brandon Bowdry:
"Starting bad but ending good... Congratulations to my team-mates. It was a tough game at the beginning, but we won because of the help of the players who came from the bench. Also we do appreciate our fans for being with us today too."

Telekom Baskets Bonn coach Michael Koch:
"In EuroChallenge it is important to win an away game beside your home wins, but today we could not make it. I tried to keep my players away from foul troubles, so we played zone defense most of the game. We took the game to the last shot but could not make it. However I'm proud of my players, they stayed in the game till the end."

Telekom Baskets Bonn player Zvonko Buljan:
"We lost by one point, however we will try to win [the return game] in Germany."


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