13 June 2012
Realmadrid.com / Translation by Michael J. O'Donnell
Pablo Laso analysed the clash with Barcelona in Game 4 of the playoffs final series.
"We always knew this series would be tough. We're aware we've missed a good chance, but we're still one victory shy of winning the title. We're hurt because of the great atmosphere we had at the court, but we'll start to prepare well for Saturday's game tomorrow and forget about tonight."
"The numbers show the series is very even, but Barcelona's three-pointer rate was very high tonight, especially in key moments. This made us lag behind and we lacked patience in offence because we wanted to make fast steals. We have to play a calmer game and be more patient to improve on some aspects of our defence that they capitalised on without N'Dong."
"Rebounds are linked to shooting numbers and Barcelona were better at grabbing offensive rebounds in the first period. I always say you need to have the ball in order to play a fast game, which means you need to defend well. Barcelona did an excellent job and were more patient than us in offence."
"Barcelona made changes in defence that we expected. Jaycee has missed shots today, but we have complete confidence in him. The beauty of basketball is how teams adapt to the problems they face. We have to recover our players and have a clear idea of what we want to do in the fifth game, which I'm sure will be a great encounter."