Zalgiris Kaunas has won the hardest-fought battle in the Betsafe LKL so far this season after beating BC Juvenus Utena 86-80 on Sunday night.

Arturas Milaknis and Lukas Lekavicius sinked three-pointers with less than two minutes remaining and Zalgiris managed to prolong winning streak to 8.

Lekavicius was the top scorer for the reigning champions with 16 points, Milaknis added 11. Marius Runkauskas scored 22 for the visitors.

Neptunas Klaipeda came back to the fourth place in the standings after beating CBet Prienai 101-59 on Saturday night, with 42 points being the biggest-margin win in the championship this season.

Both Deividas Gailius and Zygimantas Janavicius had the games of the season with 19 and 18 points respectively.

Zalgiris leads the standings after eight rounds.