Germany Head Coach Dirk Bauermann:
It was a very good game - I want to give credit to Italy: they were very disruptive and made it very difficult for us to do what we do. We made some big shots in the end of the game, sometimes it is just what you need to win the game.
Germany Guard Heiko Schaffartzik:
I think it was a big fight and both teams gave everything they had. I think Dirk Nowitzki and Chris Caman made the difference. It was also strong team defensive effort too, and then we had guys to step up with some big baskets in the end of the game.
Italy Head Coach Simone Pianigiani:
For 38 minutes we played on the same level, but right now we are just not consistent enough. The final score shows mentality of Germany: when you are in the tournament, you need points and difference. At this point Germany is just more consistent than we are.
Italy Forward Danilo Gallinari:
It was a really tough game and I think that we played really good until the last minute. We had a chance to tie the game, but then we did not play smartly: we made a couple of fouls - they shot some free throws and added a three point shot.