ZAL vs MTA Dream11: Following a big loss in the last round, Maccabi Tel Aviv will be looking for an immediate response when they play Zalgiris Kaunas in EuroLeague round-17 match at Zalgiris Arena, on Thursday night (IST).
This will be the 25th meeting between these two teams since 2000. Maccabi Tel Aviv hold the advantage with 16 wins to 8 defeats against Zalgiris Kaunas.
However, Zalgiris have won the last three encounters against Maccabi and will draw confidence from those wins.
Zalgiris Kaunas | Maccabi Tel Aviv
Games: 16 | 16
Wins: 04 | 11
Defeats: 12 | 05
Total Points scored: 1193 | 1355
Points conceded: 1199 | 1220
Zalgiris Kaunas team news:
Status Out: Marius Grigonis has been ruled out until March. Rokas Jokubaitis injured his ankle and is not available for Zalgiris.
Status Questionable: Jock Landale missed Round 16 with an ankle injury and will be evaluated before the game.
Zalgiris Kaunas active roster: Thomas Walkup, Karolis Lukosiunas, Arturas Milaknis, Alex Perez, Lukas Lekavicius, Nigel Hayes, Erikas Venskus, Paulius Jankunas, Martinas Geben, Zach LeDay, Jock Landale, Marius Grigonis, Kerr Kriisa, Edgaras Ulanovas
Maccabi Tel Aviv team news:
Status Out: Omri Casspi (knee injury), Nate Wolters (groin injury), Tarik Black, and John DiBartolomeo (both ankle injury) will miss the game for Maccabi.
Maccabi Tel Aviv active roster: Elijah Bryant, Scottie Wilbekin, Quincy Acy, Angelo Caloiaro, Othello Hunter, Sandy Cohen, Deni Avdija, Tyler Dorsey, Jake Cohen, Dori Sahar, Yonathan Atias, Tarik Black, Yovel Zoosman
ZAL vs MTA Dream11 starting five:
PF: K. C. Rivers
SF: Edgaras Ulanovas
C: Martinas Geben
PG: Thomas Walkup
SG: Paulius Jankunas
Maccabi Tel Aviv:
PF: Hunter Madden
SF: Quincy Acy
C: Scottie Wilbekin
PG: Elijah Bryant
SG: Yovel Zoosman
Zalgiris Kaunas: Zach LeDay, Arturas Milaknis, Nigel Hayes, Lukas Lekavicius, Erikas Venskus, Karolis Lukosiunas
Maccabi Tel Aviv: Dani Avdija, Angelo Caloiaro, Tyler Dorsey, Jake Cohen, Sandy Cohen
ZAL vs MTA Dream11 teams:
PG: Wilbekin (SP), Lekavicius
SG: E Bryant, T Dorsey
SF: T Walkup
PF: Q Acy
C: Z LeDay, O Hunter
SG: KC Rivers, T Dorsey
SF: T Walkup, Y Zoosman
PF: Q Acy
C: Z LeDay (SP), O Hunter
Maccabi Tel Aviv are in better shape at the moment and will start the game as favourites.