Zalgiris achieve their biggest comeback win in club history

2022-11-04 19:57

Zalgiris returned from minus 20 to register the biggest comeback win in club history. The green-and-white team remained undefeated at home this season.


Zalgiris Kaunas came back from a 20-point deficit to take down ALBA Berlin at home, 88-81 (13-25, 19-19, 22-17, 34-20). It's Zalgiris' biggest comeback win since play-by-play was introduced in 2007.

Zalgiris previously had returned from minus 18 in the 2007-08 regular season Round 2 against Trefl Sopot.

Biggest Zalgiris' comebacks:

  • 2007-08 RS R02 Prokom Trefl Sopot: -18
  • 2014-15 RS R07 Nizhny Novgorod: -17
  • 2017-18 RS R30 Olympiacos Piraeus: -16
  • 2017-18 PO G01 Olympiacos Piraeus: -15
  • 2019-20 RS R17 Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv: -15

Player of the Game
Edgaras  Ulanovas
Edgaras Ulanovas
Points 21
Accuracy 6-7
Rebounds 3
Assists 0

ALBA nailed six triples in the first 11 minutes of the game and their lead grew up to 19 points at the start of the second quarter which eventually turned into 20 points (43-23).

However, from that point of the match, Zalgiris started their climb to Mount Everest. The Lithuanian powerhouse closed the first half with a 9-1 run (32-44). The third period belonged to Rolands Smits and Zalgiris were 7 points down before the last 10 minutes of the duel (54-61).

Keenan Evans hit four shots from downtown in a row and Zalgiris tied the game at 69 with 5 minutes to go. Both teams were trading buckets but Ignas Brazdeikis and Edgaras Ulanovas spoke the last words with Zalgiris leading 85-76 with 1:04 to go.

Edgaras Ulanovas led all scorers with 21 points (2/2 2PT, 4/5 3PT, 5/5 FT), 3 rebounds, and 23 PIR.

Zalgiris: Edgaras Ukanovas 21, Keenan Evans 15, Ignas Brazdeikis 14, Rolands Smits 14 (7 REB).

ALBA: Jaleen Smith 14 (6 REB), Tamir Blatt 12 (8 AST), Gabriele Procida 11 (6 REB), Louis Olinde 10 (5 REB).



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