By Eurohoops team / email@example.com
Pushing late in the game to come back with a 25-7 run in the fourth quarter, Zalgiris Kaunas managed to beat Pieno Žvaigždės 78-68 with a great performance by Laurynas Birutis, who came off the bench for a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds.
The green-and-white side, which will begin the EuroLeague season on the road against Virtus Bologna on Thursday, had 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists from the newcomer Nazareth Mitrou-Long. The 24-year-old Danielius Lavrinovičius scored 16 points in 14:49 minutes on the court. On the losing side, instead, Brandon Tabb provided 26 points and 5 steals.
With this victory, Zalgiris Kaunas remains unbeaten in the 2023-24 LKL so far next to BC Wolves, which beat BC Mazeikiai 84-74 on Saturday with 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists from the 2023 FIBA World Cup Latvian sensation Arturs Zagars.
16 minutes = double-double! 💪 pic.twitter.com/vHVcrA6R0t
— BC Zalgiris Kaunas (@bczalgiris) October 1, 2023
PHOTO CREDIT: Zalgiris Kaunas