Mario Palma, Portugal head coach:
"Finland's defense was very strong. We didn't play well - we missed a lot of shots near the basket, especially in the first half, and made some mistakes in defense also. Congratulations to Finland. They are a very good team but they surprised us in a way. Tuukka Kotti and Shawn Huff scored more points than we expected them to be able to score, but that's life. Now we just have to move on from today's game. Our next game is very important. We already beat Hungary at home and if we beat them again, that means both we and Finland are going to be qualified. If not, then the last game against Finland in Coimbra will be even more important. Let's see if he can play their kind of defense at home."
Paulo Cunha, Portugal player:
"It was a very tough, physical game, but if you want to go to EuroBasket, that's how you have to play. Everyone has to fight. We could have beaten them but we missed a lot of easy shots; including me, I missed some open lay-ups which is bad for me as a veteran player. We want to win the next two games and we have a good enough team to do that."
Shawn Huff, player (Finland):
"Our big rotation made it possible for us that our defensive intensity remained tough the whole game. These games are won on the defensive end, we don't need to worry about offense, those shots will eventually start to drop. Our job isn't finished; we have to focus on the home game against Hungary now. We haven't won anything yet. It was thrilling to play in front of such a big audience. I can't remember the last time I played in Finland while this kind of big crowd was watching. I played aggressively like the coach said but you have to remember we have such a good player material, that different players are able to seal the game on any given night. I made my shots tonight, but in the next game, someone else will stand tall."
Sasu Salin, Finland player:
"The game was different than the one against Hungary. Portugal didn't play an up-tempo game, but then again, Portugal played a more experienced, more controlled basketball. Two wins in two games is a good result, but we still have games to play before anything is certain."
Henrik Dettmann, Finland coach:
"It's all business: we focused today on this game and in a day or two, we are going to focus on the game against Hungary. We play one game at a time and then start to think about EuroBasket. It was a team victory, as everybody could see. Shawn Huff, Sasu Salin and Tuukka Kotti were the players who embodied our team spirit tonight. But then again, each and every one of our players could be sitting here in the press conference, talking to the media. This fight, this defense, all the loose balls we scraped from the floor... it all begins from our defense. If someone is willing to listen, I could talk about the philosophy of the game all night long."