ANGT Finals: Zalgiris junior team doesn’t catch Bayern 0

The final 8-team Euroleague Basketball Adidas Next Generation Tournament began in Vitoria on Thursday. Zalgiris Kaunas U18 team started its Group A campaign with a game against Bayern Munich U18, which held off in an 85-83 thriller.

The German team never trailed and appeared to be cruising with a 20-point advantage in the third quarter, but Zalgiris roared back in the final ten minutes to bring the game to a thrilling conclusion.

Sasha Grant led Bayern with 19 points and 7 rebounds, and Jason George also scored 19.

Zalgiris was paced by Mantas Rubstavicius with 20 points, while Kerr Kriisa added 19 points and 5 rebounds and Paulius Murauskas netted 14 points with 6 rebounds.