Stelmet Zielona Gora and Zalgiris Kaunas put on an amazing show today as both teams battled it out, with each team looking to go up 1 – o in this season’s Turkish Airlines Euroleague standings.
Playing at home, Stelmet quickly took charge of the game, and would not let up until mid fourth quarter when they couldn’t find any answer to their guest’s offensive apperture. The final quarter ended up with a 20 to 9 scoring margin in favor of Zalgiris Kaunas, who got the W on the road 66 – 62.
Naturally there are things to assess on the offensive breakdown in the fourth but as Vlad had to say at the end of the game, it’s really all about the team and this very frustrating defeat will do nothing less than strengthen team chemistry:
I do my job on the court. We are team, team it’s not only Vlad Moldoveanu. We ran out of luck, it’s sad. Congratulations to Zalgiris, it’s a great team. We must back to the gym, hard work and win next match. I want to say a thank you to the fans for their support.
Vlad finished his first Euroleague game of the season with 16 points on 5 of 9 field goals while adding 3 of 4 points from the free throw line. Four rebounds, one assist and most impressively, 4 steals in 26 minutes of play round out a great individual performance that will surely inspire his teammates so the team can put together a winning effort in their next round clash with Barcelona.
Quote taken from Euroleague.net game article linked here.