This is what the protagonists had to say after the Playoffs Game 5 showdown between FC Barcelona and FC Bayern Munich.
Post-game quotes: Barcelona vs. Bayern
Sarunas Jasikevicius, FC Barcelona head coach:
“We shortened the rotation [in the second half]. We will talk about all the situations we had in the last 48 hours with our team. It was not looking very good for us. We shortened the rotation a lot. It was very good that we managed our foul trouble and it was good that at the end of the first half we were pretty close. Everybody who’s played in the EuroLeague knows how difficult it is to get to the Final Four. We made it. But now it’s time a little bit to relax and worry about our stuff in the ACB, worry about improving our game obviously and hopefully, we will come to Belgrade in top shape.
“Congratulations to our players and fans.. to our players for an incredible effort in the last 48 hours. It seemed at some moments that everything was against us. A lot of players with injury problems, a lot of players with virus problems, a lot of players passing the last couple of nights in the hospital. To our fans for creating this amazing atmosphere. As we say over here in the club, something it's Palau, we are not Serbians, we are not Greeks, but Palau in grandes noches as we say over here is Palau that is a huge factor. So congratulations to the fans. I think they really enjoyed today, I want to also congratulate Andrea and Bayern. One of my favorite coaches. It’s good that I have a good relationship with him. For sure he knows more about wine than me. Possibly he knows more about basketball than me. I was just happy with this competition. I think it made me a better coach and I’m very happy that we passed and now off to new objectives.”
Andrea Trinchieri, FC Bayern Munich head coach:
“I have two thoughts. First I want to congratulate Saras and Barca. They put together a great second half. They deserved to win this game, they were better. The second thought goes to my players that, in my opinion, played an unbelievable series. I am very proud of them.
“We can talk for hours about this mistake or that, but tonight we put together three unbelievable quarters playing above our limit and playing as hard as we can. The third quarter cost us the game. We tried to attack the rim, we never went to the line. The other factor was Laprovittola who tonight really put together an unbelievable performance. That’s it. I don’t feel depressed. I don’t feel overwhelmed by the situation. I have never been more proud of players and my team. There is also another team on the court and in the third quarter, Barca was a championship team and this is the reason they won the game."
Games of the Season: FC Barcelona-Real Madrid
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Games of the Season: Real Madrid-FC Bayern Munich
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Magic Moment: Calathes sets Final Four assists record!
Magic Moment: Mirotic to Calathes
Magic Moment: Abrines dunks off a steal!
Magic Moment: Olympiacos's team effort!
Magic Moment: Vezenkov beats the buzzer!
Magic Moment: Calathes behind the back!
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Spalding Dunk of the Night: Davies dunks in traffic!
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Post-game quotes: Alex Abrines, FC Barcelona
Post-game quotes: Brandon Davies, FC Barcelona
Magic Moment: Poirier's block off the glass!
Magic Moment: Mirotic finds Davies!
Magic Moment: Poirier dunks again!
Magic Moment: Causeur to Poirier for two-handed slam
Magic Moment: Llull puts Real ahead!
Magic Moment: Davies dunks in traffic!,
Magic Moment: Llull to Tavares for alley-oop slam
Magic Moment: Yabusele throws it down
Semifinal vibes: Barcelona vs. Real
Inside the semis with Kyle Kuric, FC Barcelona
Dream Team: Brandon Davies
2021-22 MVP of the Season: Nikola Mirotic, FC Barcelona
Final Four arrivals: Barca touches base in Belgrade
Our Season: FC Barcelona
EuroLeague title memories: FC Barcelona
Ask me Anything: Dante Exum, FC Barcelona
2021-22 All-EuroLeague First Team: Nikola Mirotic, FC Barcelona
2021-22 All-EuroLeague Second Team: Vladimir Lucid, FC Bayern Munich
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7DAYS Magic Moment of the Night: Mirotic goes coast to coast!
Spalding Dunk of the Night: Hunter takes flight!
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Magic Moment: Laprovittola from deep
Magic Moment: Jaramaz makes a wild three
Magic Moment: Mirotic goes coast to coast
Magic Moment: Hunter takes flight
Magic Moment: Jaramaz beats the buzzer
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Spalding Dunk of the Night: Sisko to Lucic alley-oop!
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Magic Moment: Laprovittola to Davies on the third-quarter buzzer!
Magic Moment: Thomas feeds Hunter
Magic Moment: Sisko hits Lucic for the alley-oop!
Nikola Mirotic, FC Barcelona forward:
“This is EuroLeague. There are no easy games. So far, we’ve learned how to suffer as a team, but in the key moments, we are there. We show up. Today we did it. It was a great atmosphere. We didn’t have our best first half, as we wanted, but the second half was amazing the way we played defense, the way we shared the ball on offense. It was just a great performance by my team, I am very proud of the guys, of the coaching staff. As we know, the job is not done, but you have to be happy because we classified for the Final Four.”
Nicolas Laprovittola, FC Barcelona guard:
“I think we reacted at halftime. We attacked the third quarter with very good defense, we improved on offense and our decision-making and we played with character in the second half. Everybody was intense. Everybody was giving 100%. This is the way we have to play.”