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Juventus - Lietuvos rytas 85:87

Important game to mention about took place in Utena. Third ranked Lietuvos rytas (17-8) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 4th placed Juventus (14-11) 87-85 in the fight for the third place.

 

 

It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Juventus.

 

Juventus was ahead by 10 points after three quarters before a 28-16 charge of Lietuvos rytas, which allowed them to win the game.

 

American-Georgian point guard Corey Fisher stepped up and scored 19 points for the winners and American guard Jimmy Baron chipped in 14 points and 5 assists.

 

Lietuvos rytas' coach Rimas Kurtinaitis allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game.

 

At the losing side American point guard Jamar Diggs responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists and guard Vytautas Sulskis scored 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists.

 

Four Lietuvos rytas and five Juventus players scored in double figures. Lietuvos rytas maintains third place with 17-8 record having five points less than leader Zalgiris. Juventus at the other side keeps the fourth position with 11 games lost. They share it with Neptunas and Vytautas.

 

 

 

 

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