First defeat for Zalgiris… before Panathinaikos!


First defeat in the Lithuanian championship for Zalgiris Kaunas! The team of Kazis Makvsitis found it dark at home Wolves and left with… bowed head (75-64), knowing her first defeat in the domestic competitions.

All this, a few days before its first game for the Euroleague devil’s week, where it is hosted by Panathinaikos at OAKA on Tuesday.

THE Wolves entered the match strongly, maintaining an eight-point lead which the Zalgiris managed to collect at the end of the quarter (17-14). With the team from Kaunas continuing their counterattack in the second quarter, going ahead with the score at halftime (30-33). The game went point-to-point thereafter, with the home team leading the score in the final period (52-45). And they continued with their foot on the… gas afterwards, to increase their lead and finally celebrate a great victory (75-64) that takes them to the top of the standings.

Sulaimon (15pts), Thurman (14pts) and Kariniauskas (15pts) were in double figures and top scorers for the winners, while Naz Mitrou-Long and Biroutis were saved for the losers with 15 and 11 points respectively.

Source: Sport Fm

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