The beginning of “Žalgiris” without Schiller: proved its advantage in the last minutes

Lithuanian champions in front of their spectators are trained by Arne Woltmann in the Betsafe-LKL championship match 98:79 (23:19, 20:23, 23:19, 32:18) broke the basketball players of Klaipėda “Neptūnas” (1-2).

During the whole meeting, the Klaipėda team went to the favorites to the lap, led by the middle of the third quarter, and fell apart only at the decisive time.

With 7 minutes left in the game, “Žalgiris” led only 74:69, but Kaunas residents led by Niels Giffey sped 17: 5 and left the opponents 91:74 with no chance.

The people of Žalgiris played without the injured Joffrey Lauvergne and Lukas Lekavičius, who received rest.

Titas Sargiūnas, an 18-year-old talent of Kaunas team who made his debut in the Betsafe-LKL championship, appeared on the parquet 2 minutes before the game. The defender managed to recapture the ball in the last seconds and throw a long throw.

Emmanuel Mudiay was the most productive winner, but he scored only 5 throws out of 14. Mantas Kalnietis stood out with his passes, who scored only 2 points, but made 8 assists.

Next week, Jure Zdovc from Slovenia will take over the helm of Kaunas Club.

Žalgiris: Emmanuel Mudiay 18 (7th ed.), Niels Giffey 16 (6th ed.), Janis Strelnieks 13, Marekas Blaževičius and Artūras Milaknis 12 each, Josh Nebo 9 (5th ed.), Tyler Cavanaugh 7 (5th ed.) reg.), Karolis Lukošiūnas 6.

Neptune: Benas Griciūnas 23 (7th chamber), Edgaras Želionis 13, Nojus Mineikis and Martynas Mažeika 10 each, Matas Jogėla 7.

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