Khimki Moscow Region
"Everyone knew the importance and the take of this game. Perhaps that factor pressed us down in the first quarter, we were slow, cautious, made mistakes many times, not only when we lost the ball, but also in defense. Nevertheless, I am pleased with the energy, diligence and aggression, especially in defense, because we were able to stop Pinar Karsiyaka on only by 66 points. I think we scored a deserved victory. The main thing is that we managed to reduce the number of mistakes, that's what we were going for. In the third and fourth quarters we made only two mistakes. It is also important to bear in mind the margin as we will have a very important return game in Turkey."