The horrific start of the season continued for Zalgiris, as the Kaunas club received yet another blow, losing 79-88 (15-20, 26-21, 20-17, 18-30) to VEF Riga in the VTB United League on the road in Latvia.
Zalgiris had a four point lead in the beginning of the last period after Mindaugas Kuzminskas dunked the ball, but Courtney Simms scored a basket at the other end before the solo show of Curtis Millage began.
The American played the passing lanes perfectly and ended up racking up three steals in three successive possessions, which led to him scoring eight points in a row for the home team to give VEF a sensational victory.
Millage led VEF in scoring with 20 points, also adding six rebounds, four assts and four steals to his account, Dairis Bertans ended up scoring 18, while Sandis Valters and Kristaps Janicenoks contributed with 13 and 11 points respectively.
Zalgiris guard Ty Lawson finished the game with a team-high 17 points, Milovan Rakovic scored 14, while Marko Popovic and Robertas Javtokas both chipped in with 10 points each.
This was the fourth loss in a row for Zalgiris, as the Lithuanian champions had lost Unicaja in Malaga, Nizhny Novgorod at home in Kaunas and also to Panathinaikos in Athens on Friday.
In Group A of the VTB United League, Zalgiris ranks fourth with a 2-2 record, while the win against the Kaunas side was the first for VEF in the league this season after losing the first two matches.