Masiulis and Udrih build a win vs Nevezis 15
Beno Udrih turned in a solid all-around performance in his Betsafe LKL debut, as the league-leading Zalgiris maintained the top spot in the standings with a convincing 94-68 victory against Nevezis on Sunday.
The 35-year-old Slovenian guard scored 18 points and dished out 7 assists in 23 minutes of playing time off the bench, as the defending champions from Kaunas moved to a 16-2 mark.
Nevezis did well to keep the gap in single figures in the first half, but a 26-10 third quarter by Zalgiris allowed the hosts to break away to a 25-point lead before the last period, answering all questions well before the final buzzer.
A stellar outing by Gytis Masiulis earned him a 19-point and 11-rebound double-double, while the trio of Aaron White, Axel Toupane and Antanas Kavaliauskas chipped in with 10 points apiece.
Ukrainian center Vladyslav Koreniuk collected 20 points and 9 rebounds for Nevezis, with Gabrielius Maldunas standing as the only other player in double figures with 11 points and 6 boards to his name.
It was the fourth consecutive loss for Nevezis, who are in last place with a 4-14 record after winning just once in their last 11 games in the Betsafe LKL.