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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