ANGT Finals: Zalgiris ends up with heartbreaker 0
Zalgiris Kaunas U18 team blew the big lead, as a free throw by young sensation Deni Avdija gave the Maccabi Tel Aviv a 70-71 win in the second round of Group A on Friday.
However, this Maccabi win means that U18 Mega Bemax Belgrade is the first finalist of the Euroleague Basketball Adidas Next Generation Tournament Finals as its next opponent, Zalgiris, is 0-2 and the Serbian team has already defeated Maccabi and U18 FC Bayern Munich in the group.
Zalgiris was in front 39-25 at the start of the third quarter and was winning 62-51 with 7 minutes to go, but Lithuanians crumbled in the last minutes.
For Zalgiris Modestas Kancleris led the way with 19 points. Kerr Kriisa had 18 point and 5 assists, while Gytis Macionis added 10 points.
Avdija led the winners with 19 points, despite his 0 of 8 threes, and 10 rebounds, and Raziel Hayun added 15.