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Monaco 79-70: Kaunas’ final eight-four dream gives strength to the Lithuanians

Monaco 79-70: Kaunas’ final eight-four dream gives strength to the Lithuanians

The goal of the Big Eight and the play-offs against the backdrop of the Euroleague Final Four put the wings at the feet of the Zalgiris players, who beat Monaco 79-70 in a match for the 31st match of the competition.

A difficult struggle that the Zelgiris refuse to break, it prevailed on Wednesday night (29/3) against Monaco (79-70) in the 31st match, and it still dreams of eight matches and the Euroleague.

Kazys Makvisitis’ side improved to 16-15 (11-4 home and 5-11 away), moving to Baskonia and leaving Anatolo Efes and Valencia still hopeful of qualification.

Ignas Brazdeikis did a great job scoring, and many more followed, the energy of Zalgirio Arena was once again amazing, and the Lithuanians are aiming for a breakthrough with their Final Four dream at the back of their minds.

On the other hand, Monaco fell 20-11 (13-3 at home and 7-8 away), as Sasha Obradovic saw Mike James in a bad position, playing in the starting line-up, but keeping him on the bench at the start. The second part.

Motijunas, Lloyd, Okubo are the three who have somehow emerged from Monaco, who still have the final say in the top four while staying ahead of Fenerbahce and Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Referees: Bullhauser, Ballack, Eliaga

contracts: 28-19, 48-41, 65-53, 79-70

zalgris (Maxvitis): Taylor 9 (3/5 2-pointers, 1/2 3-pointers, 4 assists, 3 steals), Lekavicius 5 (1), Hayes 7 (5 rebounds), Schmitz 3 (1), Perutis 10 (4/ 5 2-pointers, 2/3 three-pointers), Brazdeikis 22 (5/13 2-pointers, 4/5 3-pointers, 5 rebounds), Polonara 2, Demsa 9 (2), Putkevicius 10 (2 three) – points, 4 rebounds , 5 assists), Ulanovas 2

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Monaco (Obradovic): Brown 4 (2/7 2-pointers, 5 rebounds), Okombo 10 (1), Munique 2, Lloyd 13 (3/4 2-pointers, 7/7 shooting, 4 rebounds, 5 assists), Blossomgame 8 (1), Diallo 8 (5 rebounds), Motijunas 13 (1), Ouattara, Strazel, Hall 6 (5 rebounds), James 5 (3/7 2-pointers, 0/2 3-pointers, 4 assists, 4 turnovers )

Zalgiris team stats: 19/37 2 made, 11/20 3 made, 8/12 shot, 29 rebounds (20 defensive – 9 offensive), 18 assists, 12 steals, 3 blocks, 12 turnovers

Monaco team stats: 22/43 2 made, 3/13 3 made, 17/24 blocked shots, 43 rebounds (25 defensive – 18 offensive), 11 assists, 7 steals, 3 blocks, 13 turnovers

Upcoming matches for the two teams: In the 32nd round, Zalgiris will host Valencia in Kaunas (31/3 at 20:00), while Monaco will play in Munich against Bayern (31/3 at 20:00).