The spell is broken, the basketball players of FC Bayern have won at Zalgiris Kaunas with 75:73 points and thus got their first victory in the Euroleague. Although the ranks in the Bavarian hospital are noticeably thinning, the guests showed a miserable first quarter. Every missed throw or loss of the ball seemed to unsettle the players – and there were many of them. The hosts gladly accepted the gifts and led by 24:13 after ten minutes. After all, the indisposed Munich fought and stayed at half-time with 27:39. And once again coach Andrea Trinchieri found the right words in the dressing room, his team had reduced it to 52:55 before the last quarter. Especially the recovered from Covid Vladimir Lucic, who played his first game of the season, led the way and was the top scorer with 17 points. In addition to the co-captain, Deshaun Thomas (15), Darrun Hilliard (14) and Corey Walden (11) met in double digits.
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