Szolnoki Olaj held off Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 98-99 to climb into a tie for third place in Group E. Szolnoki won its this straight game – and first on the road – to improve to 3-4.
An interesting game for Lietuvos rytas (7-1) which hosted in Vilnius 3rd placed Vytautas (6-2). Second ranked Lietuvos rytas managed to get a 7-point victory 81-74.
"The game clearly showed that we are two kinds of a team. In the first half we didn’t fight, didn’t play defense and allowed them to score 45 points", - said LIetuvos rytas head coach M.Nicola.
Zenit St. Petersburg held off a later Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius charge to claim a 65-70 road win and leave the Lithuanian capital with a perfect record.
Avtodor Saratov registered its second consecutive win in Group E by downing two-time Eurocup champion Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 81-97 in the Lithuanian capital on Wednesday.
The most important game of round 7 took place in Kaunas between two undefeated teams where Zalgiris beat Lietuvos rytas 79-70 on Sunday night.
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius stormed past Szolnoki Olaj 65-89 Tuesday for its first win of the new Eurocup season. Rytas improved to 1-1 in Group E, while keeping Szolnoki winless.
LKL top team - Lietuvos rytas (5-0) had no problems winning another game on Saturday.
Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul impressed in its Eurocup opener by escaping from Vilnius with an 87-91 victory over host Lietuvos Rytas in Group E.
"The game was determined by our start. We were not 100 percent in our intensity, our energy and in some situations – our concentration0, - said Lietuvos rytas head coach Marcelo Nicola.
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