Zalgiris out to finish off KK Rudupis Prienai in LKL semifinal.
One more win and Zalgiris is through to the Lithuanian Basketball League final. The powerhouse club will have a chance to claim that victory in Game 2 of its semifinal duel against Rudupis on Wednesday.
Zalgiris won Game 1 81-74. Veteran center Robertas Javtokas powered his way to 18 points to lead the powerhouse team to victory. Paulius Jankunas added 16 points while Mantas Kalnietis had 14.
Other players to watch for in the squad are Marko Popovic, Milovan Rakovic and Dainius Salenga.
Gintaras Kadziulis led Rudupis with 14 points while Adas Juskevicius had 13.
Zalgiris ousted Rudupis in the Baltic League quarterfinal en route to winning the crown over Lietuvos Rytas.