Coach Attilio Caja at the end of Openjobmetis Varese Basketball-Allianz Trieste Basketball:

«Congratulations to the lads who played an excellent game and were always consistent, except for a small empty pass that allowed them back in. We then reacted well by clawing back two balls in defence which gave us confidence in attack. I think for a coach to have six players in double figures has got to be a source of satisfaction because it means the team is playing together, the lads pass the ball and trust one another. It was a difficult game because Trieste is a different team from the first round – just look at Washington’s excellent game. Trieste will certainly recover, so winning fills us with a great deal of pride and gives us more confidence for the games to come».