NUREMBERG - Zalgiris Kaunas reached first place in its group with four victories out of five games in this year's Euroleague. Lietuvos Rytas won the third consecutive game and now has a 3-2 record. Despite playing without their star center Tanoka Beard, Zalgiris was the first team to beat the German champion GHP Bamberg at home by 79-72. Due to technical reasons, GHP Bamberg hosts its home matches at the bigger arena in nearby Nuremberg. A crowd of 6,800 spectators gathered to watch the thrilling game; among them 300 Lithuanians sat cheering for the team in the green jerseys. Before their g...
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