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LBA, Round 8 | Coach Sergio Scariolo’s postgame: “Happy with the win, we try to honor our fans at every game”

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At the end of the game against Happy Casa Brindisi, these were the words of coach Sergio Scariolo: “Tonight I am happy with the attitude after we went through a busy week with so many games. Everyone contributed collectively, working on mechanisms, plays and defense. Every time we have to choose the turnover to make, but if you manage not to use certain players and the result is this I am happy. A huge applause to our fans because I think the team is responding well to the tune that has been created with them: the important thing is to show love towards them with deeds on the field and not with words but it seems to me that we are succeeding.
The physical effort required by the Euroleague is enormous and it is not a routine task, but both in the league and in Europe it is difficult to predict keeping the same pace all the time and the difficulty lies in preparing the games in one day and evaluating the system of rotations and the fits between the best quintets. We want to defend the right we have earned to be in the Euroleague so we will not lift our foot off the gas because the fans deserve us to honor each competition to the best of our ability.
We have managed to build a compact group with very few moments of selfishness, and many players are realizing that rotations are wide and if you don’t put effort into defense in this sport you don’t get very far. I don’t get too moved by the very “romantic” actions of doubles at the end of the game, but I am happy when players sacrifice.
Pajola had some slight problems in the morning, Ojeleye should recover fully, Mickey I thank him for playing with points and about Shengelia we don’t know yet, we evaluate day by day.”