Zalgiris cruises past Baskonia 10

Zalgiris Kaunas displayed one of their better games in the EuroLeague regular season with an impressive 94-76 home win over Baskonia Vitoria, thanks to masterclass performances from Keenan Evans and Kevarrius Hayes.

Evans paced the home team with 20 points and 4 assists while Hayes racked up 17 points and 7 rebounds as Zalgiris dominated the paint, having collected 38 boards in total of which 15 were on the offensive end. Edgaras Ulanovas amassed 11 points and 7 rebounds while Arnas Butkevicius added 10 points for the hosts.

At the other end, Codi Miller-McIntyre led Baskonia with 16 points, Markus Howard netted 14 while Vanja Marinkovic and Chima Moneke scored 12 each. Matt Costello totaled 11 points and 6 boards, but the visitors were undone by dreadful three-point shooting as they sank only 4 of 22 from downtown.

Baskonia took an early 9-15 lead but that was as good as it got for the Basque outfit, as Zalgiris turned on the heat and engineered a 16-2 run which turned the tide for good. The home team’s lead soared to 48-34 at halftime, with Howard scoreless and Baskonia shooting 0-of-8 from behind the arc in the wake of ironclad defense from Zalgiris, roared on by the fervent home faithful.

A 4-12 run early in the second half allowed Baskonia to slash the deficit to 52-46, but Zalgiris quickly moved two gears up and restored its 14-point lead by the end of the third quarter. The fourth produced more one-way traffic and Zalgiris ran out a worthy winner, much to the delight of a boisterous home crowd.


  1. jozas111

    TRINCHIERI storas

  2. Sigis

    Ule su tokia alga lavonu lavonas,

  3. 709

    Su antra pergale sia savaite

  4. :)

    Wow, tokio dvigubos savaitės rezultato tikrai nesitikėjau. Puikiai!

  5. Hyper

    Super !!!

  6. BBD meras

    Su pergale! Kai nori ir žaisti moka.

  7. olena

    Another great game, well done

  8. Deja

    Kad Evanso “Žalgiryje” nebebus, jau susitaikėme. Tik labai liūdna, kad esame neturtinga, šalta, nepatraukli šalis… Su niekuo negalime konkuruoti. Turtingieji klubai metų metus išlaiko savo lyderius, o mes – lyg pereinamasis kiemas: tik ką nors surandame, priprantame, ir mus palieka. Ir kitaip nebus… Nes esame tik ubagėliai, mylintys krepšinį.

  9. jozas111

    lavonai lavonai

  10. O sportas

    Ziniasklaida Zalgiris Evansui pateike kosmini pasiulyma