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FC Barcelona secured the win by scoring eight unanswered points in the final stretch.

Despite a high-scoring first half with a total of 107 points between both teams, the outcome was determined by strong defensive plays, leading to an 85-80 victory for the visiting team at Zalgirio Arena.

After a recent loss to ALBA Berlin, the reigning ACB champions improved their record to 11-5 in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season. In the Round 16 contest, Nicolas Laprovittola contributed 18 points, four rebounds, and three steals.

Jan Vesely, the all-time EuroLeague leader in two-pointers, added six more to his tally in a 15-point performance along with five rebounds in Kaunas.

Reflecting on the game, the 33-year-old Czech forward mentioned, “We tried all kinds of defenses today. We know they are skilled. It is not easy to play one-on-one defense the whole game. I think the switching defense was working for us in the end.”

Nikola Kalinic showcased his three-point prowess, scoring all 12 of his points from beyond the arc, and also recorded eight rebounds and six assists. Tomas Satoransky contributed with ten points, six assists, and three rebounds.