Zalgiris downs Nevezis in return to historic home 3
Zalgiris marked the temporary return to the historic home with an 81-68 victory against Nevezis at the legendary Kaunas Sports Hall on Wednesday to improve to 4-0 in the Betsafe LKL standings.
Having entered the halftime break with a one-possession advantage, the hosts shot ahead to a double-digit lead with a 21-12 third quarter and never allowed the visitors back into the game.
Team captain Paulius Jankunas came to life at the venue that has seen so much of the club’s success, scoring a team-high 14 points, while Brandon Davies chipped in with 12 points and 7 rebounds.
Chauncey Collins was the top scorer for Nevezis with 14 points after making four three-pointers. Martynas Varnas and Valdas Vasylius added 13 and 12 points, respectively.
The defeat extended the poor start of the season for the Kedainiai club, who dropped to a 0-4 record.