Zalgiris suffered the first defeat of the season in the Lithuanian League (LKL) near the end of the regular season. After recording 19 consecutive victories in the domestic championship, Zalgiris was surprisingly halted by Siauliai, who defeated the defending league champions 92-81 at home on Monday evening.
After the first half, the Greens found themselves with a three-point deficit, but Siauliai turned on the long-range shooting and ran away with a solid lead. With less than four minutes in the game, a basket by Arvydas Siksnius had even increased the advantage to 18 points.
Cameron Long led Siauliai with 21 points, Edvinas Ruzgas scored 17, Raitis Grafs had 14 points and 7 rebounds, while Arvydas Siksnius chipped in with 11 points for the home side.
Dainius Salenga and Mantas Kalnietis scored 14 points each for the visiting Zalgiris , Tomas Delininkaitis added 11 and Marko Popovic also reached double-digits with 10, but could not save the team from an unexpected loss.