Grigonis scores 26, Zalgiris beats Pieno

2021-02-09T20:39:56+00:00 2021-02-12T19:48:25+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

09/Feb/21 20:39

Marius Grigonis turned the heat on in the second half.

By Eurohoops team /

Marius Grigonis scored 20 out of his game-high 26 points in the second half while dishing out six assists and grabbing five rebounds as Zalgiris Kaunas defeated Pieno 95 – 76. Martin Schiller’s team is now 15 – 2 in the Lithuanian League and remains the leader on the standings.

Thanks to Grigonis’ output and Thomas Walkup being everywhere on the floor (10 points, 11 assists, eight rebounds), Zalgiris turned a balanced game into a one-sided affair. Pieno was leading 42 – 48 at halftime but the hosts dominated the third period 30 – 19 and overpowered their opponents 23 – 9 in the fourth quarter to cruise towards the win.

Jahenns-Ley Manigat dropped 16 points for Pieno while Branko Mirkovic had 15 points and five assists and Karolis Geidratis scored 15 for Pieno that is now 8 – 11. Martins Geben added 15 points for Zalgiris.

On Wednesday, Rytas defeated Nevezis, 81-73, upping its LKL record to 14-5. Rapolas Ivanauskas scored a team-high 13 points.

Juventus jumped to 14-6 by taking down CBet Prienai, 94-91. Martynas Gecevicius led the way with 29 points.

LKL results this week:

Lietkabelis – Siauliai 108-105 OT (95-95)
Zalgiris – Pieno Zvaigzdes 95-76
Neptunas – Dzukija 81-64

Juventus – Cbet Prienai 94-91
Rytas – Nevezis-OPTIBET 81-73

Dzukija – Siauliai 87-81

Photo: Zalgiris Kaunas