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14.11.2009 21:50

Grimau: "It was a complete game"

S˛nia de Alba

FC Barcelona's players could not hide their delight after their stunning win against Caja Laboral on Saturday evening in the Palau Blaugrana that saw them chalk up a 28-point winning margin.

Roger Grimau, Jaka Lakovic and coach Xavi Pascual all spoke to the media after the game and were pleased with their sixth Liga ACB triumph of the campaign.

Roger Grimau

"It feels great to win and to win well and that everyone plays as well as they did. We always try to play like this and for everyone to be at their best. When you win against a direct rival like Baskonia it is always great to win by as many points."

"It was a complete game. We were able to beat the record of triples in a game in Liga ACB, but that is a side issue. I think that we have laid the foundations for the win in defence because of the strength that we have there and that has allowed to do so much and gain the result we have."

Xavi Pascual

2009-11-14_REGAL_FCB_-_CAJA_LABORAL_019.JPG"We are happy because we have played a great game. We started well with nine points and that forced them to call a time-out. We have not lost our initial speed and focus and the despite the fact that we did not do our best under the basket. At the end of the second quarter we opened up a good lead and in the third period we put the result beyond doubt. We have played well."

"We have done well with our triples, but also we shot well from elsewhere, moved well and put away our chances."

"Their 72 points is off-putting because in the last six minutes we let our guard drop and they added to their points. Until then I thought our defence was good in every way."

"They are a team that are good in all areas. Splitter is one of the best five in Europe along with Pekovic. Teletovic is also a very good player. The difference between the two squads is not a great deal."

Jaka Lakovic

"In reality we played very well. Things went for us and we have done everything almost perfectly. We had a great game. The difference in the scoreline though does not reflect the difference between the two teams."
Grimau:  “It was a complete game“
Dusko Ivanovic
"Congratulations to FC Barcelona. They played a good game in attack and in defence. When we had the chance to do something we were not patient and we did not show our character or a good mentality."

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