Alba Berlin has suffered its third defeat in a row in the basketball Euroleague. Despite a temporary 20-point lead, Alba lost 81:88 (44:32) at the top Lithuanian club Zalgiris Kaunas.
After a short touch-up, the German champion quickly got going even without the injured trio of Marcus Eriksson, Jonas Mattisseck and Maodo Lo. With a lot of speed and a good defense, Alba was able to slowly pull away. The guests managed a 19:3 run across quarters. After 17 minutes, Alba was up 20 points for the first time (43:23).
But then the Berliners made some ball losses. And Kaunas punished the negligence. The Berliners lost more and more control. Alba literally went under in the last quarter. The preliminary decision came 64 seconds before the end when Edgaras Ulanova scored to make it 85:76.