Olympiacos lost 75-74 to Baskonia for the 7th game of the Euroleague, and Giorgos Bartzokas did not hide his disappointment with the result.
Bartzokas talked about the painful defeat, while informing about the injury of Nikola Milutinov, revealing that the Olympiakos center suffered a broken finger three days ago and that is why he barely played against Baskonia.
“It is a painful defeat for our team. We had to do the right things at the end of the game, we had two mistakes and got a block. We needed better decisions. We didn’t give a single foul. We also accepted the shot on defense. It was the second game in a row we lost on the last possession. We have to keep our heads up, keep fighting and stick together. What I want to say about Nikola Milutinov, he broke his finger three days ago, he played with an injection tonight. Obviously he couldn’t play any longer.
We made the wrong decisions in the second period, we tried to score without passing. We fell into the Baskonia trap, put up 26 easy points in the first quarter and the second quarter was a disaster. We gave them confidence. Their shooters found a rhythm. We went back to our normal basketball in the second half. We led twice before the end, but I told you what decided the match. I didn’t think to foul at +1, after Larentzakis’ shots. We had no balance. All balance is lost because the rotation is not normal. Many decisions are wrong because of fatigue.”