Okapi Aalstar Head Coach Brad Dean:
"We had it difficult against a very well and hungry playing Groningen. Every time we had a lead we lost the focus on the game and they came back. It was a close game and I am happy we won. I think my team underestimated the opponent a little bit."
Okapi Aalstar Captain Chris Young:
"It was a tough game and we stopped playing defense in the last quarter. They did a great job on double teaming on our big guys. So it was difficult playing them inside. But all the credit to Groningen, they played a very hard and physical game."
GasTerra Flames Head Coach Ivica Skelin:
"Very good game against a strong opponent. The details decided, we missed some open shots and missed some rebounds. Congratulations to Aalst and we hope we can play the same kind of game in seven days' time."
GasTerra Flames Player Ross Bekkering:
"It was a though finish but we came too short at the end. We played hard and played well and we need to learn some lessons from this game and look forward to the next game."