10 wins in 12 matches this season in the Euroleague for Saras Jasikevicius' team thanks to dominant performance at the Palau
Another win the Euroleague for Barça thanks to a 96-73 victory over Zalgiris Kaunas in the Palau. Saras Jasikevicius' team dominated the majority of the encounter which gave the blaugranes a 10th win in 12 matches in the competition this season so far.
The game started with Zalgiris the sharper of the two team and by minute six they had established a 15-11 lead. However, a period in which the home side outscored the Lithuanians by 13-2 allowed Barça to take a 24-17 lead into the second quarter.
Before half time the lead grew to more than 10 points and with Sergi Martínez and Oriola leading the offence the score at the break stood at 52-38.
Second half excellence
Into the third quarter and the lead was never threatened. Three pointers from Smits and Jokubaitis posted 75-58 on the scoreboard going into the final quarter. In the final 10 minutes Saras gave debuts to young players Rafa Villar and James Nnaji with Barça closing out an excellent 96-73 victory.