He got serious and went through Kaunas… Unix left behind the heavy defeat from Alba and was defeated 76-67 by Zalgiris in Lithuania.
Great protagonists for Perasovic’s team are Lorenzo Brown (19 points, 10 assists), John Brown (15 points, 11 rebounds, 5 steals) and Mario Hezonia (14 points, 5 rebounds).
The Russians went up to 13-10, who returned to victories after 3 matches and are consolidated in the octave. On the other hand, Ulanovas (16 points, 7 rebounds) and Lekavitsios (14 points) fought for the hosts, with the Lithuanians falling to 3-18.
Zalgiris came in… furious in the game and took advantage of the laziness of the guests (7-0 in 2 ‘). Perasovic’s team improved and reduced the shooting distance (13-12 in 6 ‘), while they went ahead with a three-pointer by Spisos (18-19 in 8’). The first ten minutes ended with the Lithuanians having a small lead (26-24), with Lekavitsios scoring a buzzer beater three-pointer.
At the beginning of the 2nd period he took action for the Russians Hezonia, who performed and created for his teammates: with a 12-0 streak, Unix shot up to +10 (26-36 in 13 ‘). Kazan’s team went away even with +12 (28-40 in 16 ‘), but the hosts reacted and responded with 7-0. The half ended with the score at 39-45.
With Ulanovas entering the equation and to give solutions aggressively, Zdovch’s team approached at a shooting distance in the middle of the 3rd quarter (50-51 in 25 ‘). Somewhere there, however, the two… Browns of the guests increased their speed, sending the difference to +9 (54-63) with the final of the season.
In the 4th quarter, the Russians were determined to clean up laundry and do not allow their opponents to approach. With a three-pointer by Lorenzo Brown, the difference shot up to +13 (56-69 in 33 ‘), but Zalgiris gnawed it somewhat with a partial 8-2 (64-71 in 37’).
However, Lorenzo Brown cut off the wings of the hosts with three-point knives (64-74 in 38 ‘). In the last seconds nothing changed and somehow we were led to the final 67-76.
The quarters: 26-24, 39-45, 54-63, 67-76.
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