Zalgiris Kaunas made a strong start in Belgrade, leading with a 15-4 run, but Partizan Mozzart Bet rallied in the final period to secure a victory.

Guided by P.J. Dozier and Zach LeDay, along with a notable performance from Frank Kaminsky in the last quarter, Zeljko Obradovic’s team defeated the Lithuanian champions 81-72, improving their record to 12-11.

P.J. Dozier stood out for Partizan, scoring 23 points and tying his EuroLeague career-high, with a particularly strong first half.

Meanwhile, Zach LeDay was the most valuable player for the Serbian team, achieving a season-best performance with 21 points, five rebounds, and impressive shooting stats.

LeDay’s contribution resulted in a game-high Performance Index Rating (PIR) of 32.

“We just got back to having fun,” LeDay said. “In the past two games, we returned to playing freely, running, and not overthinking the game. Today, we moved the ball, scored, played defense, and we fought – that’s how we secured the victory.

“It wasn’t anything strategic. We have the quality, the players, and when we play freely like that, running fast and moving the ball, like a Mustang with no saddle, we can beat any team in EuroLeague.”