Pitino: “Madrid played great and obviously deserved the victory”

The head coach of Panathinaikos OPAP, Rick Pitino stated after the end of the game against Real Madrid: "Madrid played great and obviously deserved the victory. They shot it great, and we let our poor shooting dictate our defense. You can’t win that way. Game 1 was ours and we let it slip away, and Game 2 they totally outplayed us in every phase of the game. We go back to Greece down 0-2, not a good situation, but we dug ourselves in a hole in Game 1. Facundo Campazzo is a tough little kid. On one play our power forward went up with him for a loose ball off a rebound, and he came up with the ball. I don’t know how tall he is, 5’8’’ or 5’9’’, but he came up with a ball over a 6’7’’ 6’8’’ guy. He is a tough guy, plays hard, plays smart, very good pick and roll guy, and his effort is terrific".