Ignas Brazdeikis debuts with Zalgiris jersey

2022-09-19 18:42

Ignas Brazdeikis scored 5 points in his first game for Zalgiris Kaunas.

Credit: Žalgiris
Credit Žalgiris

Zalgiris Kaunas continue their preparation for the new season.

Kazys Maksvytis' team crushed the newly established Lithuanian club BC Wolves at home, 80-59 (18-12, 16-18, 20-13, 26-16).

Two Lithuanian national team members --- Ignas Brazdeikis and Arnas Butkevicius -- made their debut with Zalgiris jerseys in this match.

Brazdeikis posted 5 points (2/4 2PT, 0/1 3PT, 1/2 FT), 1 rebound, 2 assists, and 1 steal in 15.5 playing minutes.

Butkevicius added 2 points (2/2 FT), 1 rebound, 3 steals, and 2 turnovers over 15 minutes.

Tomas Dimsa was the top scorer with 13 points (2/2 2PT, 3/4 3PT), 1 rebound, and 2 steals.

"The defensive effort is pleasing," coach Maksvytis said after the match. "There was a good level of aggressiveness, but there were also things where we had to make better decisions.

In the second half, they managed to slightly change the course of the match and impose their physical game. But the defense was pleasing today."

Zalgiris: Tomas Dimsa 13, Rolands Smits 12 (6 REB), Tyler Cavanaugh 11 (8 REB), Kevarrius Hayes 10, Laurynas Birutis 10 (3 BLK), Keenan Evans 8 (8 AST), Edgaras Ulanovas 6, Ignas Brazdeikis 5, Lukas Lekavicius 3, Arnas Butkevicius 2 (3 STL).

Wolves: Regimantas Miniotas 16 (7/8 2PT), Ahmad Caver 10, Adas Juskevicius 7, Eigirdas Zukauskas 7, Arnas Berucka 5.

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