- Of course, we had concerns that the guys may not be ready physically for the game. The game was much more difficult compared to the Khimki match, plus Avtodor are a very quick opponent: the team shows high speeds in all their matches. For example, in the first period, they scored 24 points.
Probably due to being physically debilitated, we could not find the start we wanted in this game, the first three minutes of the match we just could not get adjusted. Then, of course, the guys got themselves back together, they managed themsleves well and used that to get the game level. However, in the end I felt that we did not have the strength that we made a lot of mistakes, we lost the rebounds, did not get our free throws and we had problems with rotations. But I want to note, in spite of everything, the team fought until the end.