Telekom Baskets Bonn head coach Michael Koch
"It has been a difficult game for us, as we turned it into our favour to gain some self-esteem in the long run. Now that we are facing Samara we are very aware of the fact, that we are the heavy underdogs, but it is an exciting challenge for us as well. In the upcoming best-of-three series there is not much room for preparation and adjustments. That is why I'm happy my team built great chemistry and a high confidence level over the last couple of weeks"
Telekom Baskets Bonn player David McCray
"It took us some time to get focused before building and finally containing a lead. With this in mind - even when we had five German players on the floor over the last five minutes - we not just wanted to defend, but extend the gap in our favor."
Tsmoki-Minsk head coach Andrei Krivonos
"We wanted to take hold of the opportunity to bring in several young players who did not play much in the last international games before. It has been a nice game for us in a nice city against a well-coached team in front of a great atmosphere."
Tsmoki-Minsk player Tierre Brown
"We came in short-handed with two of our starters out. In EuroChallenge play you have to be ready at both ends of the floor at any given time, which we could not get done down the stretch. We played a great team that deserves to move forward to the next round."