Cazoo Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz kept its momentum going by downing Zalgiris Kaunas 93-73 at home on Wednesday. It outscored Zalgiris 45-22 in the final 15 minutes and easy baskets had to do a lot with it.
Baskonia dominated Zalgiris in the paint
Baskonia's physical display paid off in the fourth quarter and that allowed the hosts to get many easy baskets in transition. Baskonia converted 25 of 42 two-pointers (59.5%) and limited Zalgiris to just 16-of-33 shooting inside the arc (48.5%). Baskonia used its guards to attack the rim, as Darius Thompson, Pierria Henry and Rokas Giedraitis combined to make 14 of 20 two-point shots (70%).
Darius Thompson | Round 21 MVP | 2022-23 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague
Cazoo Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz - Anadolu Efes Istanbul | Round 21 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Thompson's block seals it!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Costello's fastbreak slam!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Enoch stops the show!
Panathinaikos Athens - Zalgiris Kaunas | Round 21 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Hayes with the put-back slam!
Zalgiris Kaunas - Crvena Zvezda Meridianbet Belgrade | Round 20 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Hayes says no to Petrusev
Cazoo Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz - FC Barcelona | Round 20 | Highlights
Daniel Diez: Letter to my younger self
EuroLeague Pick 'Em asks: Can Zalgiris make the Final Four at home?
Partizan Mozzart Bet Belgrade - Cazoo Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz | Round 19 | Highlights
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan - Zalgiris Kaunas | Round 19 | Highlights
FC Bayern Munich - Cazoo Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz | Round 18 | Highlights
Virtus Segafredo Bologna - Zalgiris Kaunas | Round 18 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Steven Enoch sends back Corey Walden's shot!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Markus Howard shows off his unlimited range once again!
What's in my EuroLeague kitbag: Matt Costello, Baskonia
ALBA Berlin - Cazoo Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz | Round 17 | Highlights
Zalgiris Kaunas - Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul | Round 17 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Hayes throws it down!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Butkevicius's buzzer-beater!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Howard, nails a three over his marker!
AS Monaco - Zalgiris Kaunas | Round 16 | Highlights
Cazoo Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz - Real Madrid | Round 16 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Hayes's blocked shot!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Howard's no-look pass!
Keenan Evans | Round 15 MVP | 2022-23 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague
Zalgiris Kaunas - FC Bayern Munich | Round 15 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Block from Hayes
Focus on: Keenan Evans, Zalgiris Kaunas
Cazoo Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz - Virtus Segafredo Bologna | Round 15 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Howard sits down Teodosic before scoring!
Mincidelice JL Bourg en Bresse - Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana | Round 9 Highlights | 2022-23 7DAYS EuroCup
7DAYS Magic Moment: Gnjidic launches it and Matkovic dunks it!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Brimah buries it!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Adams finds the way!
Focus on: Ignas Brazdeikis, Zalgiris Kaunas
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul - Cazoo Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz | Round 14 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Thompson's magic assist
Zalgiris Kaunas - Real Madrid | Round 14 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Birutis stops Hezonja!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Birutis's alley-oop slam!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Hayes blocks a shot!
7DAYS Magic Moment of the Night: Hommes’s super slam!
AS Monaco - FC Barcelona | Round 13 | Highlights
Anadolu Efes Istanbul - Cazoo Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz | Round 13 | Highlights
7DAYS Magic Moment: Giedraitis seals the deal!
7DAYS Magic Moment: Hommes's super slam!
Zalgiris ended up committing 15 turnovers and Baskonia collected 11 steals, turning most of them into easy points. Baskonia took excellent care of the call, finishing the game with 19 assists and just 8 turnovers. Added to its many turnovers, Zalgiris finished the game with just 12 assists and did not find answers from downtown either, making just 9 of 28 three-point shots (32.1%).