Zalgiris picked up a rare win in the last round when they beat Bayern Munich 73-98 in the last round. Zach LeDay and Arturas Milaknis erupted for a combined 38 points from the bench, while Nigel Hayes also had 12 points. Despite that win, Zalgiris remain 2nd from bottom, and four games adrift of the playoff positions.
Maccabi Tel Aviv come into this game looking to return to winning ways after suffering a big 99-79 defeat in the last round against 2nd placed Anadolu Efes. It was Maccabi’s first defeat in six games, but they remain in the top-four.
Zalgiris Kaunas vs Maccabi Tel Aviv team news:
Zalgiris Kaunas team news:
Zalgiris will assess Jock Landale before the game as he nurses an ankle injury that forced him to miss the last round. In terms of absentees, Marius Grigonis will miss the action until March due to the foot surgery, while Rokas Jokubaitis has been ruled out with an ankle injury.
Maccabi Tel Aviv team news:
Maccabi Tel Aviv remains without big guns such as Omri Casspi, Tarik Black, John DiBartolomeo and Nate Wolters.
Zalgiris Kaunas vs Maccabi Tel Aviv starting five:
K. C. Rivers, Edgaras Ulanovas, Martinas Geben, Thomas Walkup, Paulius Jankunas
Maccabi Tel Aviv:
Hunter Madden, Quincy Acy, Scottie Wilbekin, Elijah Bryant, Yovel Zoosman
Zalgiris Kaunas vs Maccabi Tel Aviv Squads:
Thomas Walkup, Karolis Lukosiunas, Arturas Milaknis, Alex Perez, Lukas Lekavicius, Nigel Hayes, Erikas Venskus, Paulius Jankunas, Martinas Geben, Zach LeDay, Jock Landale, Marius Grigonis, Kerr Kriisa, Edgaras Ulanovas
Maccabi Tel Aviv:
Elijah Bryant, Scottie Wilbekin, Quincy Acy, Angelo Caloiaro, Othello Hunter, Sandy Cohen, Deni Avdija, Tyler Dorsey, Jake Cohen, Dori Sahar, Yonathan Atias, Tarik Black, Yovel Zoosman