Luka Pavicevic, head coach of Montenegro:
"I want to thank the crowd that gave us the energy we needed in times when Israel had an eight points lead and when we were face to face with a loss. It was not easy to find the way to victory, but we have to forget it quickly, because we are expecting very important matches. We had a great start in terms of results, but we need to fix our game and keep the rhythm and the level of desire and ambition."
Blagota Sekulic, Montenegro:
"This is a very important win for us; it means a lot to us as it can raise our confidence and level of play in the qualifiers. Maybe we did not play during the entire game the way we wanted or we are capable of playing but in the last quarter we showed character, heart and desire and came to a very important victory."
Arik Shivek, head coach of Israel:
"We knew it would be difficult in Podgorica. After the first half we had a good result, although Montenegro dominated the offensive rebounds. However, in the third quarter, we acquired an eight point advantage with which we entered the last ten minutes. Montenegro in the latest quarter hit some tough shots, most of them in the last few seconds of their offense and deserved to win, but we missed some shots."
Yogev Ohayon, Israel:
"Montenegro deserved to win. The hosts played well throughout the match and at no moment allowed us to reach a significant advantage. In the first half they had an advantage in the offensive boards, finishing details and hitting some important shots."