Phenomenal Gustys was not enough: Zalgiris defeated Siauliai in King Mindaugas cup
Rokas Gustys set new rebounds record in King Mindaugas cup but that was not enough to defeat Zalgiris Kaunas. Last year's Kind Mindaugas cup runner-ups defeated Siauliai 85:79 on the road.
Gustys grabbed 16 rebounds and set new King Mindaugas cup rebounds record. Siauliai grabbed 26 offensive rebounds - that is new all time record too.
Gustys added 22 points, drawn 11 fouls and recorded 37 efficiency rating. 37 efficiency is tied for the third highest in King Mindaugas cup history.
Siauliai sent Zalgiris to knockout in the second quarter that Siauliai won 25:17. Although, that led only to three points lead after the first half (40:37).
Zalgiris took the control of the game back after the third quarter and were in the lead 63:56. Siauliai tried to come back but Zalgiris looked better in the clutch time.
Nigel Hayes was the top scorer for the visitors with 22 points. He converted all four three-pointers. Edgaras Ulanovas added 21 point and five three-pointers.
Second-leg of the quarter-final between Zalgiris and Siauliai will be played on the 12th of the February in Zalgiris Arena.