The San Beda Red Lions got more than what they bargained for during their first week of training in Lithuania.
On Friday, the four-time defending NCAA champions experienced first-hand being in a live Euroleague game, as the home team Zalgiris Kaunas shocked powerhouse Real Madrid, 87-80, at the packed Zalgiris Arena.
The Euroleague is the equivalent of the NBA in Europe and most of its games are well attended by the fans of the home squads. The Zalgiris-Real Madrid game was attended by close to ten thousand fans, including the visiting Red Lions.
Real Madrid’s defeat to the Lithuanian club put the Spaniards in second spot to face dangerous Olympiacos Piraeus of Greece in a best-of-five quarterfinals starting today.
Real Madrid is arguably the best club team in Europe today with former NBA players Rudy Fernandez, Sergio Rodriguez and Sergio Llull on its roster, plus fellow Spanish superstars Felipe Reyes and Dani Diez.
The Lithuanians were led by former NBA D-League MVP JustinRead More »from Red Lions witness live Euroleague game, shown on big screen