"Every player showed strength, courage and devotion. The team was there in the crucial moments and this is due to the defensive effort of my players. Many of them had to do different things than they usually do. Pau Gasol is the best player I've ever coached and I've guided players like Navarro and Djordjevic. It's a blessing to have him here. Our captain Felipe Reyes is great. I don't remember if he scored but his contribution to the game was fantastic. We risked in order to be here. The team grows during the tournament and we know what we should do to win the gold. We have to stick to our plan" said Scariolo.