EuroLeague: Vezenkov Leads Olympiacos Past Zalgiris

Sasha Vezenkov scored 23 points and grabbed a EuroLeague career-high 13 rebounds as Olympiacos Piraeus beat Zalgiris Kaunas 90 – 80 at home. The game was held behind closed doors since the Greek powerhouse was sanctioned by EuroLeague for the events in Game 5 of the 2022 playoffs vs. Monaco.

Moustapha Fall added 16 points for Olympiacos and Kostas Sloukas had 15 points plus five assists. Giannoulis Larentzakis contributed 15 points of his own while hitting the dagger for the 85 – 73 with a 1:32 remaining.

Zalgiris had erased a 10-point deficit in two minutes and approached 74 – 70 halfway through the fourth period to become a threat down the stretch. Olympiacos reacted with buckets courtesy of Vezenkov, Larentzakis and Shaq McKissic for a 7 – 0 run to re-establish a double-digit advantage and feel secure for the remainder of the game.

Ignas Brazdeikis combined his EuroLeague debut with a performance of 21 points, four rebounds and three assists, showing that he can a reliable leader for Zalgiris, despite the loss. Tyler Cavanaugh added 12 points plus seven boards.

Zalgiris started the game in an aggressive fashion to lead 4 – 11 and was up 18 – 21 at the end of the first quarter. Sloukas, Larentzakis and Vezenkov lifted Olympiacos and the Reds closed halftime with a 44 – 35 advantage. They never trailed for the rest of the match.

Thomas Walkup added 10 points and six assists for Olympiacos.

Source: eurohoops


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