Olimpia won the last away match, performing at a very high level, the level necessary to win in Monte-Carlo. But it will take the same type of match to win in Kaunas: Zalgiris is 8-7 on home turf, but has won six of the seven matches played at the Zalgirio Arena (which will once again be sold out, with more than 15,000 spectators). attendance) in 2024.

In these seven games, he has an average difference of +11.7 and four times he has exceeded 90 points scored. Last week, they beat Bologna 96-81 then Baskonia 94-76. The ranking in this matter is a lie: Zalgiris is in great shape and at least intends to finish his season in style.

Olimpia moved up the standings thanks to two wins last week, against two teams also in better form: Monaco have only lost to Olimpia in the last ten matches played; Fenerbahce was on a four-game winning streak.

Zalgiris’ main feature is his three-point shooting: with 40.0% he is first overall, being able to take advantage of a large number of specialists in all roles, Keenan Evans, Roland Smits, Brady Manek, the battery of local players from Giedraitis to Dimsa, to Butkevicius and Lekavicius.

Olimpia has recently found some good signs from Alex Poythress to bolster the big man battery; Shabazz Napier did not play the last match of the championship but is available just like Maodo Lo.

Nikola Mirotic has averaged 19.7 points in the last five games played, topping twenty-three times with 18/33 from three during that span. Devon Hall is averaging 13.4 points over the last five, becoming something of a third offensive threat (15/28 from three) after Mirotic and Shavon Shields. But everyone’s help will be necessary to establish itself in Kaunas.

Press conference by Ettore Messina

“We are playing against a team which always has a lot of enthusiasm on its pitch and which is supported by a large crowd. Zalgiris is also a very athletic and well-organized team on both ends of the pitch. We will have to play a physical game, expressing a good defensive transition and above all careful choices in attack.”

Zalgiris Kaunas – Olimpia Milano: how to watch it on TV and streaming

Zalgiris Kaunas – EA7 Emporio Armani Olimpia Milano will be played on Thursday, March 28, at 7:00 p.m. Italian time, at the Zalgirio Arena. Referees Fernando Rocha (Portugal), Piotr Pastusiak (Poland), Seffi Shemmesh (Israel).

  • Live TV on Sky Sports
  • Stream live on DAZN and EuroLeague.TV

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