Arturas Milaknis: “It is up to us now to reach the playoffs”

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Zalgiris Kaunas forward Arturas Milaknis spoke with after the triumph of his team over Olympiacos in Piraeus (68-72).

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Here is what the Lithuanian player said:

On if the team now has a big chance to reach the playoffs: “Yes, it is up to us now, but we have to win in Madrid next week to make it to the playoffs.”

On the key to the win against the “Reds”: “We stayed together for 40 minutes, we stayed focused. You knew it would be difficult, because it was a must-win game for both teams. But, we made some big shots and claimed the victory.”

On what has been different compared to the squad’s poor form a couple of months ago: “We have less injuries, we play better and have found our chemistry and roles and this has helped us come back to the play-off race.”

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