On Thursday, Kaunas Zalgiris (0-4) will seek its first victory in the 2021–22 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season at Kaunas Zalgiris Arena. Their opponents will be also winless FC Bayern Munich (0-4).

3-pointers this season

Points made: 7,5
Accuracy: 35,7%
Place in standings: 13
Record max: 9
Record min: 6
Most made 3FGs: Janis Strelnieks

The Lithuanian club will not have Joffrey Lauvergne and Janis Strelnieks at their disposition, although the Latvian should be ready at the beginning of the next week.

Paulius Jankunas and Emmanuel Mudiay will be game-day decisions.

Before the duel, the Zalgiris head coach Jure Zdovc did not emphasize the unsuccessful EuroLeague start of the upcoming rivals.

"Bayern is in a similar situation to us. They lost a few close matches but have a good lineup and a great coach. They are coming to win, and our goal is to stop them from doing so,” Zdovc said.

How difficult is it to work in training without four players?

I never underline something I can't change. We still have 10 players in practice and they work well. This is the most important thing for me.

What aspects are you trying to change during your training sessions?

I still only had one normal session which was yesterday. We worked on our attack and kept a focus on defense. We make minor updates and changes. In training today, we will work on our defense against rivals' offense.

Where are Bayern's strengths?

They have many different options. They shoot the ball really well. There is also Rubit, who can stretch the floor. In such teams, which have 10 good players, you never know who is going to shine. Must focus on all five players who are on the court.

Bayern also lost 4 games in a row. Where are the problems of this team?

They do not maintain stability. You can play a good stretch but then fall into the pit. So far, they also lack teamwork. They have a lot of individually strong players who want to score points. Nevertheless, it’s a good team and sooner or later they’ll get up to speed.

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Zalgiris Kaunas
FC Bayern Munich
14 Position
Field goals
12 Position
14 Position
18 Position
10 Position
15 Position
18 Position
10 Position

Teams leaders

Janis  Strelnieks
13,7 PTS
71% 2P%
62% 3P%
Darrun  Hilliard
16,0 PTS
55% 2P%
39% 3P%
Josh  Nebo
5,5 REB
2,8 DREB
2,8 OREB
Deshaun  Thomas
4,8 REB
4,5 DREB
0,3 OREB
Mantas  Kalnietis
3,3 As
1,8 TO
14 MIN
Corey  Walden
3,3 As
1,0 TO
28 MIN