Wolves extend Zalgiris’ losing streak

2023-02-06T20:08:15+00:00 2023-02-06T20:20:45+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

06/Feb/23 20:08


Five straight defeats for Zalgiris, including two in Lithuania’s Betsafe LKL Regular Season

By Eurohoops Team/ info@eurohoops.net

In catchup mode most of the way, Zalgiris ultimately fell to the Wolves in the latest domestic outing.

A five-game losing streak between the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and Lithuania’s Betsafe LKL Regular Season up to the latest misstep, 80-75, Monday.

The team coached by Kazys Maksvytis dug its way out of a 14-point hole but could not hold on to claim the win in Vilnius.

Former Old Dominion standout Ahmad Caver poured 26 points, a new personal best for the 2022-23 season, and Zalgiris youth product Adas Juskevicius added 19 points. On the opposite end, Lukas Lekavicius registered a team-high 16 points with Isaiah Taylor (right hamstring), Keenan Evans (Achilles tendon surgery), and Tyler Cavanaugh (back surgery) all stuck on the injury list.

Experienced tactician Rimas Kurtinaitis guided the home side to 13-5 and in a tie with Uniclub Casino-Juventus in third place of the standings. The league leaders fell to 15-3 with defending champion Rytas sitting second behind a 13-4 tally.

Moving on to Round 24 of the EuroLeague Regular Season, the Kaunas outfit in desperate need of a win will play host to Cazoo Baskonia Friday. The losing streak lowering the continental W-L tally to 12-11 narrowly reaches the Playoffs zone in a four-way tie at seventh place.

More LKL action on Monday saw Juventus mishandling a healthy lead growing to double-digits from the first quarter to salvage a narrow win, 92-90, against Gargzdai. Minnesota-born center Reggie Lynch tallied a game-high 21 points.

Photo Credit: BC Zalgiris Kaunas Twitter

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