Evgeny Pashutin: “We showed character today and played much better defense”

Evgeny Pashutin comment after the win in the second game of EuroCup quaterfinal series against UNICS.
Evgeny Pashutin, head coach of PBC Lokomotiv Kuban

First of all, I’d like to congratulate our team. We fought today. We showed character. We played much better defense and controlled the game much better on offense. That is not easy because has a team of shooters and also they dominate in the rebounds, generally, not today. We decided to try to contest all their shots on the perimeter because they scored 19 in the first game. Today it was 10. Okay, it's a 9 three-point shots difference, but in this case, we just opened the area for the offensive rebounds, to control the rebound situations and still contest their shots. It’s the playoffs. We fought. Thanks to the crowd and all the organization. We prepare to go there, to fight, give the maximum effort, physicality, athleticism, mind, smarts and to win this series and go to the next round.

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