Pitino: “We have to keep on fighting and get better”

The head coach of Panathinaikos OPAP, Rick Pitino stated after the end of the game against Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade: "In the last few games that we played, I was very unimpressed, even though we won one of them. Tonight, I think we played well on defense. We held them to 5-of-19 from three, 26%, 46% from the two. We rebounded the basketball well and played with a good effort except one thing that you cannot do is turning the ball over on the road. It was 18-8 turnovers. I think that we had a really bad break tonight because our starting small forward [Ioannis Papapetrou] got hurt, our backup power forward [Wesley Johnson] fouled out and we had to go with somebody that didn't know their position down the stretch and that really hurt us. Red Star made big shots down the stretch. There are a lot of us that are not in the top four that are going to fight for their playoffs life. We have to keep on fighting and get better."