Laso: "We were really dominant in defense in the first half"

"We're on a good run and we've got to continue on in this vein", insisted Rudy.
Pablo Laso, Fabien Causeur and Rudy Fernández spoke to the media to offer their thoughts in the wake of Real Madrid's victory on Khimki's floor. The Whites' coach had the following to say: "I'm happy with the victory, that we've won the game and to have reclaimed the points difference that they beat us by in Madrid. We produced a very solid performance from the first minute and our first-half display was very good in defensive terms, we were very dominant".

"The job that we did on Shved today was very good, with Yusta, Rudy and Taylor, but really the whole team being really wary. We controlled the tempo of the game and established a good lead at the break. In the second half we were very smart and read the different situations well. The most difficult aspect was to keep the tempo up, both defensively and in offense and we were able to keep our lead intact". 

Rudy: "What I take away with me is the defensive performance in the first half"
"We came out with the same attitude as we've shown in the last few games and we're on a good run. We must continue on in the same vein. We're all capable of doing our bit, but what I take away with me is the defensive performance in the first half, in which we allowed them 31 points on their own floor".

Laso: "We produced a very smart performance in the second half".

"At that stage I felt good when it came to shooting and my teammates were able to find me on court. Today it was my turn but on other days it has been Carroll, for example".

Key to the winning run
"Our attitude in defense is what has changed in recent games. Between us all we're helping each other and trying to do well as a team and that's the key to winning games. In offense, we have some very good players who are capable of scoring points. The good camaraderie within the team is also vital, what with us playing so many games".

Causeur: "We played with high intensity for the whole 40 minutes"
"We put in a great performance right from the start. We knew that this was a tough court to come to. We had a long trip and today we had to make a good start right from tip-off. We played with intensity for the whole 40 minutes".

"When we've had some tough times as a team we've always keep our heads up and we knew that if we performed as we can do, we would get back to winning games. We're enjoying this".