Zalgiris overpowers Siauliai on the road 0

It took a strong second-half performance by Zalgiris to get the job done against the bottom-of-the-table Siauliai, with the Kaunas club outscoring their winless opponents by 22 points after the intermission to take home a 93-68 win on Sunday.

The result saw the defending Betsafe LKL champions finish the first round of fixtures with a 8-1 mark, sharing the top spot with Neptunas who are ahead on the basis of head-to-head results.

Zalgiris opened the game with 25-16 first quarter lead, but allowed the home team to come back 39-36 at halftime.

Arturas Milaknis made all of his 3 three-pointers in the third quarter as the distance grew to 75-60. Antanas Kavaliauskas started the fourth quarter with three straight baskets and Zalgiris never looked back.

Aaron White and Edgaras Ulanovas headlined the well-rounded scoring punch for the Sarunas Jasikevicius-coached side with 12 points apiece, while Laurynas Birutis and Marius Grigonis also entered double-digit territory with 11 and 10 points, respectively.

For Siauliai, who dropped to a 0-8 record following the home defeat, Benas Griciunas collected 12 points, Evaldas Saulys scored 11 points, as Arminas Urbutis and Karolis Lukosiunas chipped in with 10 points each.