Zalgiris never trails in a win vs Anadolu Efes 1

In a preseason tilt between Turkish Airlines EuroLeague foes, Zalgiris Kaunas won its second straight game at the Gloria Cup, beating Anadolu Efes Istanbul 83:79 on Thursday in Antalya, Turkey. In doing so, the Lithuanian champs clinched a spot in the tournament final on Sunday.

Brandon Davies paced the winners with 16 points, Arturas Milaknis added 14 on 4-of-5 three-point shooting and Nate Wolters ran the offense for the winners with 13 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals.

Davies and Paulius Jankunas set the tone early as Zalgiris raced to a 11-4 start, which became 32-15 after 10 minutes.

The margin reached 21 before Efes fought back to within 44-33 at the break and 62-60 after three quarters.

Thomas Walkup and Wolters took charge with a 9-0 run to start the fourth quarter and Efes never fully recovered.

Rodrigue Beaubois led Efes with 22 points, Adrien Moerman scored 15 and James Anderson totaled 14 in defeat.


  1. Vytautas

    Ar rodys per TV?