Boro Smilkovski: We lacked energy and effort for the first three quarters
07-12-2021 | 10:12KK TFT suffered second defeat in a row in Group B of Delasport Balkan League after the team lost away to Sigal Prishtina. Below you can check what the head coach of the team - Boro Smilkovski, had to say after the match:
"I will not use this as an excuse but I must say that this is our second game in less than 24 hours. We had a physically very demanding game on Sunday and moreover we lost two players to injuries. In the first three quarters we had lack of energy and effort and it reflected on the court. When you are tired, you're losing focus and you make mistakes. In the fourth quarter it was better, we fought but at the end it's a deserved victory for Sigal Prishtina.
I never find excuses in missing free throws, I'm finding excuses in problems in missing box outs. The hosts had 7-8 offensive rebounds, they were fighting hard and it's difficult to play against such a team with that kind of energy. I think that one of the key points of the game was the start of the third quarter when we did well, cut the deficit and missed two free throws. The hosts scored on the next possession, then we had one more turnover that led to a triple. When you take it all together it was a huge turnaround in 30-40 seconds. It was one of the key moments in the game.
It's hard to define goals when we are having such a rhythm of games. Our group is very tight and close. We'll fight hard and try to do better in next games."
Shana Tova! Happy Jewish New Year!
PAYABL EKA AEL Limassol joins Delasport Balkan League
Shay Shtriks: When you have good people with you all can be done!
Photo gallery from the final and 2022/2023 Final 4 Award Ceremony
Lior Lubin: You can't get used to winning
David Efiyani: We played for each other
Rami Hadar: My players played hard
David Joseph: We played hard
Boiko Milenkov: The positive thing is that the hall is full
Hapoel Altshuler Shaham Beer Sheva/Dimona is the new champion!
Robert Georgiev: I want to congratulate the team for the character we showed
Hard-fought bronze for Beroe
Ioannis Agrafiotis: I expect a great final
Lior Lubin: Everyone wants to win titles no matter where they play
Rami Hadar: We're looking forward to the big final
Boiko Milenkov: We have to apologize to the people
Huge scoring game sent Hapoel Beer Sheva to the Final
Stara Zagora municipality welcomed Final 4
It's time for Final 4!
Shay Shtriks: This was the most challenging season
Delasport Balkan League Final 4 to be tv broadcasted in all four participant countries
David Efianayi praises Delasport Balkan League: We are in the Final 4 and now it's about just winning the whole thing
Happy Easter to the Orthodox world!
Referees from North Macedonia, Greece and Montenegro to officiate Final Four
Schedule of games for Final Four
Delasport Balkan League unveils Final Four logo for 2022/23
Stara Zagora to host Final 4 tournament for 2022/23
|No Games Scheduled|
All times are local time