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Laso: “We played a solid game”

NEWS STORY. 14/01/2022

“It wasn't an easy game because of the situation we were in but I have to give a lot of credit to my players for staying focused”, he said.

Pablo Laso analysed his side’s win against Bitci Baskonia in Round 21 of the EuroLeague. The coach had the following to say after the clash: “Well done to the team for the victory. I think we looked pretty solid both defensively and offensively. We managed to open up a 20-point lead in the first three quarters. We distributed the ball well, found good shooting situations and we looked solid for the whole 40 minutes. It wasn't an easy game because of the situation we were in but I have to give a lot of credit to my players for staying focused, playing such a solid game and getting the win”.

Randolph and Thompkins made a huge effort today. Randolph’s produced 13 points and 12 rebounds. We always demand that intensity from him because he has the quality to produce those numbers. As for Thompkins, he was able to open up the court, make good passes. But both of them are not yet at the top of their game. We are delighted with his return and as for Thompkins, he was not going to play today but due to circumstances we put him in at the last minute and he gelled back in with the team very quickly”.

Third win against Baskonia
“We played really well in the two games in Vitoria and today we showed a lot of solidity from the beginning. Every game is different and we know that if you let them get into their stride they’re a very dangerous team. They’ve got a lot of quality and great scoring ability and we have a lot of respect for them because they compete so well”.

Uncertainty due to COVID-19
“I’m best friends with my doctor, but he doesn't always bring me good news. We have to be alert to these situations. Now Rudy and Tavares have tested positive but we’ll try not to change our style and our idea of training despite the situation”.

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