Quotes after the game KK Blokotehna-NB - KB Bashkimi
KK Blokotehna-NB recorded its second straight convincing home win. The Gevgelija team got the better of KB Bashkimi by 22 points and has had a good start to the season. Here are some quotes after the match was over:
Marjan Ilievski, head coach of KK Blokotehna-NB: "Just like every time I would like to congratulate my players for the win we deserved. We led from start to finish and we had a double-digit lead from the second period on. I′m really happy because the players are giving their best despite the fact we have a shorter rotation due to some injuries."
Michael Mallory, player of KK Blokotehna-NB: "It was a great game. We came out with a lot of energy and we attacked early. We stayed to our defensive principles, we scored and p?ssed the ball really well although they came back because they are a good team and that′s what happens. However we were just good enough to finish the game well and win it."
Predrag Milovic, head coach of KB Bashkimi: "The better team won. The game was pretty much decided early when the hosts played really good and I congratulated them. My team managed to oppose them good, except for the first quarter and the last five minutes. I congratulate my team for the good performance for 25 minutes and I hope soon we′ll increase that because we started preparation really late."
Aleksandar Gruev, player of KB Bashkimi: "I think we weren′t ready for Blokotehna′s aggression early. I think we played good 25 minutes but unfortunately the bad start and the bad end of the game didn′t allow us to fight for the win. They started well, scored a lot of fast break points. Our problem was that when we got down to 10 points, they were scoring three-pointers and didn′t let us come closer. Blokotehna was the better team."