Israel Center Yanin Green:
"The German team played a great second quarter. Dirk Nowitzki was great. We didn't get easy points. They played almost perfect today. I wish them good luck."
Israel Head Coach Arik Shivak:
"The two top players were unstoppable. I knew that Germany is not only Nowitzki but a team as well. They forced us on their way of playing. Congratulations Germany."
Germany Center Chris Kaman:
"We started the game a little slow, doing different things. Every possession is very important. Unfortunately, we didn't stop them a lot. We did a very good offensively. Good start for us."
Germany Head Coach Dirk Bauermann:
"We have two of the best players in the world, Dirk and Chris who did a very goodt job. The young players played hard and with courage. THe first game is always difficult especially against the team which is strong. We are happy we won and now we are looking forward for a game against Italy tomorrow."