With… a steel defense, they beat Zalgiris and Bayern Munich stayed in the play-in trick!


Firmly within reach of the top ten and entry into the play-ins of the Euroleague remained the Bayern Munichwhich prevailed more easily than the final shows 64-58 of Zalgiris at “BMW Park” for the 29th matchday of the competition!

Playing great defense throughout the match and having him Devin Booker in a terrific executive night with 20 points and 6 rebounds, the Bavarians returned to winning ways, improving their record at 13-16at the same time where it shares the same score with 10th Partizan and 11th Valencia!

For Zalgiris, which dropped to 11-18 and sees its… hopes dwindling, stood out Keenan Evans with 21 points.

The match:

THE Zalgiris he entered the field better and with Biroutis in the foreground he took the lead 6-0 in the first three minutes of the match. Somewhere there, Bayern Munich revved up and with Booker leading the charge, ran an impressive 14-0 streak for the overtaking (14-6) in the 7th minute! In fact, the Germans maintained their very good defense until the final, closing the quarter at +8 for 18-10.

Pablo Lasso’s team continued to chew irons in defense, keeping the Lithuanians to just six points until 16′! Somehow, the Bavarians blew the lead at +15 for 31-16, before the visitors “nibbled” the difference in the last two minutes and with baskets by Lekavicius and Hayes, closed the halftime with a score of 33-21.

The scene was similar in third period, as Bayern capitalized on all of Zalgiris’ mistakes and miscues and with Carsen Edwards and Devin Booker in action, they even went ahead with +18 (50-32) in the 28th minute! A three-pointer by Manek, as well as a layup by Biroutis in the last minute, “clipped” the difference to 13 for the 50-37 of the quarter.

And while everything showed that Bayern was in full control of the match and headed for a comfortable victory, Zalgiris reacted in the final with Keenan Evans, not only “gnawed” the difference, but even reduced the 4 (62-58), 7 seconds to go. However, Bolmaro was then cool from the shooting line, setting it up final 64-58.

The quarters: 18-10, 33-21, 50-37, 64-58.

See here the statistics of the match.

Source: Sport Fm

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