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LKL Standings
 1. Zalgiris 32-4 
 2. Lietuvos rytas 28-8 
 3. Neptunas 19-17 
 4. Vytautas 19-17 
 5. Juventus 18-18 
 6. Siauliai 18-18 
 7. Lietkabelis 16-20 
 8. P.Zvaigzdes 14-22 
 9. Dzukija 8-28 
 10. Nevezis 8-28 
Last:4/24/2016
NKL Stage Two Standings
Places 1-7
 1. Suduva-Mantinga 33-5 
 2. Vytis 28-10 
 3. Mazeikiai 27-11 
 4. Palanga 20-18 
 5. Perlas-MRU 20-18 
 6. Zalgiris II 19-19 
 7. Telsiai 15-23 
Places 8-14
 1. Nafta-Uni. 18-20 
 2. Delikatesas 17-21 
 3. Petrochema 17-21 
 4. Silute 16-22 
 5. Rasai 15-23 
 6. Ezerunas-Karys 13-25 
 7. Lietkabelis-2 8-30 
Stage One Standings
Last:3/20/2016
RKL Standings
 1. Akmenes 27-3 
 2. Klaipedos LCC 25-5 
 3. Taurages 25-5 
 4. KTU 22-8 
 5. Gargzdu 20-10 
 6. Omega-United 18-12 
 7. Suduva 2 16-14 
 8. Anyksciu 15-15 
 9. Birzai 15-15 
 10. Kretinga 14-16 
 11. LSU-Atletas 13-17 
 12. Citus 11-19 
 13. Kristalas 10-20 
 14. Aukstaitija 5-25 
 15. Sabonio 3-27 
 16. ASU/Tornado 1-29 
Last:2/28/2016
Lower leagues Standings
KKML-A
 1. IMLITEX 6-1 
 2. Minbra 5-2 
 3. Kauno kolegija 4-2 
 4. Basement 3-2 
 5. VDU-2 Kauno 2-3 
 6. Perkunas 2-5 
 7. UNITED 1-4 
 8. Kauno grudai 1-5 
RKBL-A
 1. Olimpas 9-0 
 2. Zeimena Pab. 8-1 
 3. VDU-2 Kauno 6-3 
 4. Lietuvos rytas 2 5-3 
 5. SRC-Dzukija 5-4 
 6. Ignalinos 4-4 
 7. Perkunas-Vytrita 3-6 
 8. Guosta 2-7 
 9. LKSK 2-7 
 10. Jonavos 0-9 
RKBL-B
 1. Pakruojis 8-1 
 2. Radviliskio 8-1 
 3. Plunge 7-2 
 4. Kelme 5-4 
 5. Fortuna-Agava 4-5 
 6. Kupiskis 4-5 
 7. Silales Lusis 4-5 
 8. Kedainiu 3-6 
 9. Sedula-Aibe 2-7 
 10. Siauliai-Policija 0-9 
SKL
 1. Kalvis 9-0 
 2. Akmenes 7-3 
 3. Blogieciai 5-4 
 4. Solo-Eurogym 5-4 
 5. Artiliux NMF 3-7 
 6. Saule-98 2-7 
 7. Policija-Zvalguva 2-8 
SKL-A
 1. MRU 11-1 
 2. Ferimsta 10-2 
 3. VGTU 9-2 
 4. Tegra 8-4 
 5. Volfas Engelman 7-4 
 6. LEU-Sviesa 6-5 
 7. VU 6-5 
 8. Oro navigacija 5-7 
 9. Vilniaus kolegija 5-7 
 10. Stekas 4-8 
 11. VTDK-SLK 3-8 
 12. Sadolin 3-9 
 13. Legionas 2-9 
 14. S.Marciulionio 2-10 
Last:12/28/2015
Euroleague Standings
Group A
 1. Anadolu Efes 0-0 
 2. Brose Bask. 0-0 
 3. Crvena Zvezda 0-0 
 4. CSKA 0-0 
 5. Darussafaka 0-0 
 6. EA7 Armani 0-0 
 7. FC Barcelona 0-0 
 8. Fener.Ulker 0-0 
 9. Galatasaray 0-0 
 10. Laboral Kutxa 0-0 
 11. Maccabi T-A 0-0 
 12. Olympiacos 0-0 
 13. Panathinaikos 0-0 
 14. Real Madrid 0-0 
 15. Unics 0-0 
 16. Zalgiris 0-0 
Last:7/7/2016
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. AEK Athens 0-0 
 2. Cedevita 0-0 
 3. Gran Canaria 0-0 
 4. Lietkabelis 0-0 
 5. N.Novgorod 0-0 
 6. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
Group B
 1. ALBA 0-0 
 2. Dominion BB 0-0 
 3. Khimky 0-0 
 4. Krasny Oktyabr 0-0 
 5. Lietuvos rytas 0-0 
 6. Partizan 0-0 
Group C
 1. B.Muenchen 0-0 
 2. Buducnost 0-0 
 3. MZT Skopje 0-0 
 4. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
 5. Unicaja 0-0 
 6. Zenit 0-0 
Group D
 1. Fuenlabrada 0-0 
 2. Hapoel J-M 0-0 
 3. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 4. Ratiopharm 0-0 
 5. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
 6. Valencia 0-0 
Last:7/21/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group A
 1. Alba 0-0 
 2. Chalon 0-0 
Group B
 1. Gravelines 0-0 
 2. Limburg United 0-0 
Group C
 1. Mons-Hainaut 0-0 
 2. Telekom Bsk 0-0 
Group D
 1. Antwerp 0-0 
 2. Nanterre 0-0 
Group E
 1. Oberwart 0-0 
 2. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-0 
Group F
 1. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 2. Steaua CSM 0-0 
Group G
 1. Gaziantep 0-0 
 2. Peja 0-0 
Group H
 1. Enisey 0-0 
 2. Sigal Prishtina 0-0 
Group I
 1. TLU/Kalev 0-0 
 2. Vytautas 0-0 
Group J
 1. Apoel 0-0 
 2. BK Opava 0-0 
 3. Siauliai 0-0 
Group Q
 1. Demir IBB 0-0 
 2. Kormend 0-0 
 3. Sopron KC 0-0 
 4. Targu Mures 0-0 
Last:8/9/2016
Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1 Lietkabelis 10-2 
 2 Valmiera 9-3 
 3 Rapla 7-5 
 4 TLU/Kalev 6-6 
 5 Nevezis 4-8 
 6 Barons Riga 4-8 
 7 Parnu 2-10 
Group B
 1 Vytautas 11-1 
 2 Liepaja/Triobet 8-4 
 3 Jekabpils 7-5 
 4 Tarvas 6-6 
 5 Jurmala 5-7 
 6 Barsy Atyrau 3-9 
 7 TTU 2-10 
Last:1/27/2016
Points Per Game
 Derrick LOW
  P.Zvaigzdes
  (191-PG-86)
  Avg: 14.9
 1. Low, P.Zvaigzdes14.9 
 2. Butterfield, Juven.14.5 
 3. Moore, P.Zvaigzdes13.9 
 4. Vasiliauskas, Vyta.13.4 
 5. Kupsas, Nevezis13.4 
 6. Ewing, Neptunas13.2 
 7. Kisielius, Vytautas13.1 
 8. Dilys, Vytautas13.0 
 9. Sulskis, Vytautas13.0 
 10. Gvezdauskas, Nev.12.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Assem MAREI
  Siauliai
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Marei, Siauliai7.5 
 2. Sulskis, Vytautas6.9 
 3. Kupsas, Nevezis6.7 
 4. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.6.5 
 5. Staniulis, P.Zvaig.6.3 
 6. Butterfield, Juven.6.2 
 7. King, Nevezis6.2 
 8. Grant, Neptunas6.0 
 9. Jankunas, Zalgiris5.5 
 10. Cepukaitis, Vytau.5.4 
Assists Per Game
 Rolandas ALIJEVAS
  Juventus
  (192-G-85)
  Avg: 6
 1. Alijevas, Juventus6.0 
 2. Kalnietis, EA7 A.5.3 
 3. Low, P.Zvaigzdes4.4 
 4. Pavkovic, Lietkabe.4.2 
 5. Vasiliauskas, Vyta.4.2 
 6. Laprovittola, Estu.3.8 
 7. Randle, Zalgiris3.8 
 8. Kisielius, Vytautas3.7 
 9. Ewing, Neptunas3.6 
 10. Brown, Lietuvos.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Vytautas SULSKIS
  Vytautas
  (200-G-88)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Sulskis, Vytautas1.7 
 2. Giedraitis, Siauli.1.5 
 3. Sirutavicius, Vyta.1.4 
 4. Alijevas, Juventus1.4 
 5. Kisielius, Vytautas1.4 
 6. Butkevicius, Neptu.1.4 
 7. Moore, P.Zvaigzdes1.3 
 8. Low, P.Zvaigzdes1.2 
 9. Jomantas, Lietuvo.1.2 
 10. Valeika, Lietkabe.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Vaidas CEPUKAITIS
  Vytau.
  (207-C/F-89)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Cepukaitis, Vytau.1.1 
 2. Kupsas, Nevezis1.0 
 3. Zagreba, Vytautas0.9 
 4. Urbonas, Dzukija0.9 
 5. Staniulis, P.Zvaig.0.8 
 6. Lapeta, Lietuvos.0.8 
 7. Vougioukas, Zalgir.0.8 
 8. Javtokas, Zalgiris0.7 
 9. Gudaitis, Lietuvos.0.7 
 10. Grant, Neptunas0.7 

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LKL Round 16: Top-ranked Rudupis win another game - Jan 5, 2013


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LKL top team - Rudupis (11-0) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat twelfth ranked Naglis Palangos (0-11) in Palanga 99-85. The game without a history. Rudupis led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Naglis Palangos helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Arnas Labuckas (203-87) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 7 rebounds. Swingman Gediminas Orelikas (200-90) contributed with 22 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Guard Modestas Kumpys (192-91) replied with 17 points and 7 rebounds for Naglis Palangos. Undefeated Rudupis have an impressive 11-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 11-0 record. Naglis Palangos at the other side still closes the standings with 11 games lost. Rudupis are looking forward to face Pieno Zvaigzdes (#8) in Pasvalys in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Naglis Palangos will play on the road against Siauliai (#4) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Panevezys was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Siauliai (6-4) played at the court of 5th ranked Lietkabelis (5-6). Siauliai managed to secure a 5-point victory 85-80. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international Aurimas Kieza (202-82, college: Hofstra) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 8 rebounds and Rolandas Alijevas who added 14 points and 5 assists during the contest. At the losing side center Adomas Drungilas (203-90) responded with 14 points and 7 rebounds. Lietkabelis' coach Gintaras Leonavicius rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Siauliai maintains fourth position with 6-4 record. Lietkabelis at the other side keeps the fifth place with six games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Siauliai will play against bottom-ranked Naglis Palangos (#12) in Palanga in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Lietkabelis will play at home against the league's second-placed Neptunas (#2) in Klaipeda and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Vilnius between Pieno Zvaigzdes and Sakalai. Ninth ranked Pieno Zvaigzdes (5-6) got a very close victory on the road over 10th ranked Sakalai (3-9). Pieno Zvaigzdes managed to escape with a 2-point win 71-69 on Friday evening. The winners were led by Tyrell Biggs who scored that evening 12 points and 8 rebounds. Even 24 points and 5 assists by Justas Sinica did not help to save the game for Sakalai. Pieno Zvaigzdes moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Sakalai dropped to the eleventh position with nine games lost. Pieno Zvaigzdes will meet at home league's leader Rudupis in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Sakalai will play against Nevezis (#6) in Kedainiai and hope to secure a win.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Nevezis (5-6) and LSU-Baltai (3-8), which took place in Kaunas. Higher ranked Nevezis lost to eleventh ranked LSU-Baltai in a road game 66-71. Mindaugas Stasys fired 8 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. LSU-Baltai's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. LSU-Baltai moved-up to tenth place. Nevezis at the other side dropped to the fifth position with six games lost. LSU-Baltai's next round opponent will be higher ranked Juventus (#7) in Utena and it may be quite challenging game. Nevezis will play at home against Sakalai in Vilnius.
The game between 10th ranked Sakalai (3-9) and top-ranked Zalgiris (6-0) in Vilnius on Sunday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Kaunas beat Sakalai 85-67. It was a very good performance for Darjus Lavrinovic who helped to win the game recording 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Zalgiris' coach Joan Plaza used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Undefeated Zalgiris have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains third position with 6-0 record having 5 victories less than leader Rudupis. Loser Sakalai dropped to the eleventh place with nine games lost. Zalgiris will have a break next round. Sakalai will play on the road against Nevezis (#6) in Kedainiai.

In the last game of round 16 Juventus was beaten by Neptunas on the road 96-83.



Naglis Palangos - Rudupis 85-99

LKL top team - Rudupis (11-0) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat twelfth ranked Naglis Palangos (0-11) in Palanga 99-85. The game without a history. Rudupis led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Naglis Palangos helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Arnas Labuckas (203-87) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 7 rebounds. Swingman Gediminas Orelikas (200-90) contributed with 22 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Guard Modestas Kumpys (192-91) replied with 17 points and 7 rebounds and American center Ryan Olander (213, college: Fairfield, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) added 16 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Naglis Palangos. Four Rudupis and five Naglis Palangos players scored in double figures. Rudupis have an impressive 11-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 11-0 record. Naglis Palangos at the other side still closes the standings with 11 games lost. Rudupis are looking forward to face Pieno Zvaigzdes (#8) in Pasvalys in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Naglis Palangos will play on the road against Siauliai (#4) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Naglis Palangos: M.Kumpys 17+7reb+2ast, R.Olander 16+5reb+1ast, E.Lengvinas 14+1reb+6ast, M.Mockevicius 11+2reb+8ast, M.Konate 11+7reb, P.Brown 8+2reb
Rudupis: A.Labuckas 25+7reb, G.Orelikas 22+6reb+2ast, G.Kadziulis 18+2reb+5ast, A.Urbutis 12+9reb, S.Vene 10+1reb+1ast, P.Ivanauskas 7+4reb+3ast
gschID: 194324


LSU-Baltai - Nevezis 71-66

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Nevezis (5-6) and LSU-Baltai (3-8), which took place in Kaunas. Higher ranked Nevezis lost to eleventh ranked LSU-Baltai in a road game 66-71. Nevezis was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Point guard Mindaugas Stasys (180-86) fired 8 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Center Tomas Urbonas (215-92) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. LSU-Baltai's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Forward Rolandas Jakstas (202-92) produced 20 points and 8 rebounds and guard Mindaugas Girdziunas (188-89) added 19 points and 5 assists (made all of his eight free throws) respectively for lost side. LSU-Baltai moved-up to tenth place. Nevezis at the other side dropped to the fifth position with six games lost. LSU-Baltai's next round opponent will be higher ranked Juventus (#7) in Utena and it may be quite challenging game. Nevezis will play at home against Sakalai in Vilnius.
Top scorers:
Nevezis: R.Jakstas 20+8reb+1ast, M.Girdziunas 19+3reb+5ast, V.Jasikevicius 10+4reb+2ast, D.Silinskis 6+3reb+1ast, G.Zyle 4+6reb, S.Kulevicius 4+2reb+1ast
LSU-Baltai: T.Urbonas 15+5reb, Z.Skucas 14+3reb, S.Vingelis 9+7reb+2ast, V.Sragauskis 9+2reb+3ast, M.Stasys 8+8reb+8ast, P.Malasauskas 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 194323


Lietkabelis - Siauliai 80-85

The game in Panevezys was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Siauliai (6-4) played at the court of 5th ranked Lietkabelis (5-6). Siauliai managed to secure a 5-point victory 85-80. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 24-6. But Lietkabelis won second period 20-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Siauliai dominated on the defensive end, holding Lietkabelis to just 6 points in first quarter. They made 17-of-22 charity shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Lietkabelis was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international Aurimas Kieza (202-82, college: Hofstra) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 8 rebounds and naturalized Swiss guard Rolandas Alijevas (192-85, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) who added 14 points and 5 assists during the contest. At the losing side center Adomas Drungilas (203-90) responded with 14 points and 7 rebounds and guard Edgaras Ulanovas (197-92) scored 14 points. Five Lietkabelis players scored in double figures. Lietkabelis' coach Gintaras Leonavicius rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Siauliai maintains fourth position with 6-4 record. Lietkabelis at the other side keeps the fifth place with six games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Siauliai will play against bottom-ranked Naglis Palangos (#12) in Palanga in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Lietkabelis will play at home against the league's second-placed Neptunas (#2) in Klaipeda and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Lietkabelis: E.Ulanovas 14+2reb+3ast, A.Drungilas 14+7reb+1ast, M.Kupsas 12+5reb, A.Butkevicius 12+6reb, V.Ginevicius 10+2reb+3ast, D.Griskenas 7+4reb+2ast
Siauliai: A.Kieza 18+8reb+1ast, R.Alijevas 14+3reb+5ast, V.Liutych 13+3reb, V.Sulskis 9+1reb, L.Samenas 8+5reb+1ast, C.Simon 8
gschID: 194322


Sakalai - Pieno Zvaigzdes 69-71

A very close game took place in Vilnius between Pieno Zvaigzdes and Sakalai. Ninth ranked Pieno Zvaigzdes (5-6) got a very close victory on the road over 10th ranked Sakalai (3-9). Pieno Zvaigzdes managed to escape with a 2-point win 71-69 on Friday evening. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 17-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Pieno Zvaigzdes dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Sakalai's 24. The winners were led by American forward Tyrell Biggs (203-86, college: Pittsburgh) who scored that evening 12 points and 8 rebounds and American-Puerto Rican point guard TreVon Hughes (183-87, college: Wisconsin, agency: Edge Sports) supported him with 14 points and 7 steals. Even 24 points and 5 assists by forward Justas Sinica (203-85) did not help to save the game for Sakalai. Center Rolandas Matulis (199-73) added 11 points and 10 rebounds for lost side. Pieno Zvaigzdes moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Sakalai dropped to the eleventh position with nine games lost. Pieno Zvaigzdes will meet at home league's leader Rudupis in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Sakalai will play against Nevezis (#6) in Kedainiai and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Sakalai: J.Sinica 24+4reb+5ast, Z.Sestokas 12+2reb+1ast, R.Matulis 11+10reb+1ast, I.Ramasauskas 7+4reb, A.Kiausas 6+6reb, E.Seskus 6+3reb+2ast
Pieno Zvaigzdes: T.Hughes 14+3reb+1ast, T.Biggs 12+8reb, S.Vasiliauskas 10+5reb+3ast, G.Maceina 8+4reb+1ast, Y.Gates 8+6reb, M.Ruikis 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 194325


Neptunas - Juventus 96-83

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Neptunas (8-3) beat 7th ranked Juventus (5-6) in Klaipeda 96-83 on Thursday. The game was mostly controlled by Neptunas. Juventus was better in fourth quarter 33-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Neptunas forced 20 Juventus turnovers. It was a very good performance for guard Marius Runkauskas (189-86) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 7 rebounds. The former international forward Deividas Gailius (200-88) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Neptunas' coach Kazys Maksvytis used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Center Karolis Petrukonis (212-87, college: Clemson) replied with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds and guard Arvydas Cepulis (197-79) added 21 points in the effort for Juventus. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Neptunas have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 8-3 record having just three points less than leader Rudupis. Loser Juventus dropped to the fifth place with six games lost. Neptunas will face Lietkabelis (#5) in Panevezys in the next round. Juventus will play at home against LSU-Baltai in Kaunas.
Top scorers:
Juventus: A.Cepulis 21+2reb, K.Petrukonis 13+11reb, L.Kisielius 13+6reb, D.Leonard 11+1reb+4ast, D.Gvezdauskas 9+3reb, N.Varnelis 7+6reb+1ast
Neptunas: D.Gailius 21+3reb, M.Runkauskas 18+7reb+3ast, V.Vasylius 17+7reb, E.Dainys 13+1reb+5ast, R.Broadus 9+5reb+4ast, L.Mikalauskas 7+6reb+1ast
gschID: 194321


Sakalai - Zalgiris 67-85

The game between 10th ranked Sakalai (3-9) and top-ranked Zalgiris (6-0) in Vilnius on Sunday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Kaunas beat Sakalai 85-67. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 45-26 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Zalgiris dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Sakalai's 26. Zalgiris forced 22 Sakalai turnovers. Sakalai was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for the former international center Darjus Lavrinovic (212-79) who helped to win the game recording 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas (205-89) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Zalgiris' coach Joan Plaza used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Swingman Zygimantas Sestokas (196-86, college: Hofstra, agency: Players Group) replied with 21 points and forward Justas Sinica (203-85) added 8 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Sakalai. Zalgiris have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains third position with 6-0 record having 5 victories less than leader Rudupis. Loser Sakalai dropped to the eleventh place with nine games lost. Zalgiris will have a break next round. Sakalai will play on the road against Nevezis (#6) in Kedainiai.
Top scorers:
Sakalai: Z.Sestokas 21+1reb+2ast, I.Ramasauskas 11+5reb, E.Jezukevicius 9+4reb, J.Gintvainis 8+4reb+4ast, J.Sinica 8+6reb+4ast, A.Kiausas 7+6reb+2ast
Zalgiris: M.Kuzminskas 16+4reb, D.Lavrinovic 15+8reb+4ast, T.Darden 10+2reb, J.Foote 8+5reb+2ast, R.Kaukenas 8+1reb+2ast, A.Juskevicius 6+1reb+3ast
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