NEWS | 02/06/2021“We’re pleased to get through the play-offs against a good team”, said Rudy.
“It's been a very strong year away from home. We feel that the team never collapses and we’re able to turn situations around. Today was an example of this. Alocén's drive, Llull's performance at the start and Rudy's last quarter. Defensively we were really focused but we know about Gran Canaria's quality. The team did a very good job. Winning here isn’t easy. Now it's time to move on because we have a semi-final”.
On Rudy’s display
“He’s had a great series. Today, I’d like to mention his three-point conversion rate. He had decisive moments in the game. There’s also the introduction of Llull, the momentum from Alocén and the defensive work from Taylor. It's a team effort but Rudy's work has been magnificent throughout the series”.
“Tavares, Tyus and Poirier have all done great defensive work, especially on the rebounding. Garuba too. He scored seven points in eight minutes and that shows you how versatile the team is”.
On Laprovittola’s injury
“He's got a muscle problem. We’ll wait to see what happens in the next few days. Let's hope he recovers quickly. We’ve been in this situation all season but we have to stay positive”.
Fans in the arenas
“We’re experiencing a difficult situation for everyone and everyone is making a massive effort to understand this. I don't get sport without fans and I’m delighted that they’re returning to the stadiums and that things are gradually getting back to normal”.
Rudy: “We were really good defensively”
“We were very good in defence and that's what allowed us to hit good shots. We have to take it one day at a time, given the injuries we've had. But we’re pleased to get through the play-offs against a good team”.