By Eurohoops team / firstname.lastname@example.org
Zalgiris Kaunas finally broke the homecourt curse and grabbed an 83-78 victory over AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan in Round 10 of Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and improved to a 4-6 record in the standings.
“This is the most important. We had to get one at home. It was a little bit of pressure on us to take the first win. Just plugging along in this EuroLeague, picking up some wins and hopefully improving”, Sarunas Jasikevicius admitted after the game.
Brandon Davies stepped up for the Lithuanian side with another big performance, breaking his own personal best for the second consecutive game! This time, the American big man finished with a huge double-double of 27 points and 10 boards, while he also added four assists and one steal, proving that Zalgiris‘ frontcourt can be a huge treat for any opponent.
Olimpia tried to bounce back in the third period with a 27-point offensive crescendo, though the hosts soon fought back in the final period and seized control of the game through Davies and Kavaliauskas (8 p.) and managed to remain intact in the final minutes.
Despite the notable effort of Arturas Gudaitis (16 p.) and Mike James (17 p.), the Italian side falls to a 6-4 record.