Zalgiris finishes second at “Istanbul Cup” after beating Cibona 0
Zalgiris Kaunas ended “Istanbul Cup” with a nice victory. The win did not allow the Lithuanians to finish first, but second place was welcomed kindly as Zalgiris downed fellow Euroleague team Cibona Zagreb. In the final game of “Istanbul Cup” men from Kaunas were stronger 83:74.
Cibona made 6 shots from outside the arc in the first quarter and led 26:22, but good defense of Zalgiris prevented Croatians to increase the lead before the half – 37:36.
Kaunas’ team took initiative in the 3rd quarter when Zygimantas Janavicius controlled the offense and Marcus Brown heated up for 59:56 lead after 30 minutes. Later Martynas Pocius continued the same trend and Zalgiris ran away in the last quarter to finish the game 83:74.
Zalgiris: Brown 19, Salenga 17, Pocius 10, Janavicius 9 (6 assists), Juskevicius 8, Klimavicius 8, Watson 6, Begic 2 (4 blocks), Cukinas 2,Vasiliauskas 2.
Cibona: Gordon 17, Vukusic 14, Graves 11.