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Dzukija - Lietuvos rytas 73-78

The game in Alytus was also quite interesting. Second ranked Lietuvos rytas (23-8) played at the court of 8th ranked Dzukija (8-23).



Lietuvos rytas managed to secure a 5-point victory 78-73 on Tuesday. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 41-34 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game.


It was a great shooting night for Lietuvos rytas especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 53.3 percentage.


They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists.


It was an exceptional evening for American guard Jimmy Baron, who led the winners and scored 18 points and 4 assists. International power forward Arturas Gudaitis accounted for 19 points and 4 blocks for the winning side.


Lietuvos rytas' coach Rimas Kurtinaitis used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game.


Forward Paulius Morkeliunas came up with 15 points and 5 rebounds and center Karolis Guscikas added 9 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Dzukija in the defeat.


The victory was the seventh consecutive win for Lietuvos rytas. They maintain second place with 23-8 record having five points less than leader Zalgiris. Loser Dzukija keeps the eighth position with 23 games lost. Lietuvos rytas will meet at home Juventus (#6) in the next round. Dzukija will play against Lietkabelis in Panevezys and hope to secure a win.



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