The coach of Panathinaikos OPAP, Rick Pitino stated after the end of the game against Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul: "I am overly delighted. I am really proud of my center [Papagiannis]. I asked him to go get me double-figure rebounds tonight, he had 14 and 12, played terrific, blocked shots. Really proud of him. He's a great guy with tremendous potential. Everything is turning around because we're scoring points. Our defense gets better. We had 12 steals tonight, we had a lot of deflections and we're feeding off our defense which creates good offense and that's important. We got great play out of everyone tonight. I was really proud of them."