Zalgiris wins its 7th consecutive Lithuanian championship!

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Antigoni Zachari

09/Jun/17 19:09

Sarunas Jasikevicius’ team reached its 30th Lithuanian championship after taking down Lietkabelis in the finals!

By Eurohoops team /

Robertas Javtokas said goodbye to basketball in the best way possible, as Zalgiris took down Lietkabelis 73-68 in Kaunas. As he mentioned, the Lithuanian great will be retiring after the end of this season. This is Zalgiris‘ 7th back to back Lithuanian championship and the 30th overall!

After a tie in the first quarter (15-15 after 10’), it was obvious that it would be a very tight game between the two teams. With a 13-2 run the hosts managed to lead 42-33 at halftime, yet it wasn’t over!

With less than one minute remaining in the final period, Lietkabelis trimmed the deficit to 3 points and pushed hard in defense. The reigning champions still held their ground and managed to defend their title.

Lukas Lekavicius paved the way for the winners, scoring 23 points.