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Lietuvos rytas - Neptunas 82-62

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Vilnius. Second ranked Lietuvos rytas faced 4th ranked Neptunas. Host Lietuvos rytas (22-8) smashed guests from Klaipeda (17-13) 82-62.





The game was mostly controlled by Lietuvos rytas. Neptunas managed to win second period 29-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game.


The best player for the winners was international Rokas Giedraitis, who scored 19 points. International power forward Arturas Gudaitis chipped in 11 points and 7 rebounds.


At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Chris Lofton, who recorded 11 points and 5 rebounds and his fellow American import power forward Jerai Grant added 14 points respectively.


Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Lietuvos rytas have an impressive six-game winning streak.


They maintain second position with 22-8 record having five points less than leader Zalgiris. Neptunas at the other side keeps the fourth place with 13 games lost. Lietuvos rytas are looking forward to face Dzukija (#8) in Alytus in the next round where they are favorite. Neptunas will play at home against Nevezis (#9) and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.




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