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Day 5: VEF Riga hands first loss to Zalgiris - Nov 12, 2012


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The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, extra overtimes, derby games and favorites losing the games.

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Lithuanian Zalgiris (4-1) on the court of seventh ranked Latvian VEF Riga on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by VEF Riga 77-72. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Zalgiris. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 15-8 charge, which allowed them to win the game. VEF Riga made 20-of-22 free shots (90.9 percent) during the game. VEF Riga outrebounded Zalgiris 39-25 including 24 on the defensive glass. 25 personal fouls committed by Zalgiris helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American-Bulgarian guard Earl Rowland (188-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) orchestrated the victory by scoring 7 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. Lithuanian forward Donatas Zavackas (203-80, college: Pittsburgh) contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Center Ksistof Lavrinovic (210-79) answered with 18 points and 6 rebounds for Zalgiris. Zalgiris' coach Joan Plaza tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending Latvian champion (3-2) moved-up to third place, which they share with 5 other teams. Defending Lithuanian champion Zalgiris still keep top position with one game lost. They share it with CSKA and Khimky. VEF Riga is looking forward to face CEZ Nymburk (#8) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Zalgiris will play against Enisey Krasnoyarsk (#7) and are hoping to win this game.
Another interesting game for Lithuanian Lietuvos rytas (2-3) which played in Tallinn against 7th ranked Estonian Kalev/Cramo (1-4). Eighth ranked Lietuvos rytas had an easy win 73-60. Serbian point guard Nemanja Nedovic (191-91, agency: Beo Basket) stepped up and scored 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and Dejan Ivanov chipped in 12 points and 6 rebounds. Lietuvos rytas' coach Darius Maskoliunas allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American point guard Keith McLeod (190-79, college: Bowling Green) responded with 20 points. Lietuvos rytas moved-up to sixth place, which they share with CEZ Nymburk and BC Donetsk. Kalev/Cramo lost fourth consecutive game. Defending Estonian champion dropped to the eighth position with four games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Lietuvos rytas will play against PGE Turow (#10) in Zgorzelec in the next round. Kalev/Cramo will play on the road against the league's second-placed Khimky in Khimki to get more than just one victory in their record.
One of the most interesting games of round 5 was a derby match between two teams from Russia. The game took place in Khimki where third ranked Khimky won against visiting Unics Kazan (3-2) 85-74. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Unics Kazan. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Zoran Planinic nailed 18 points and 5 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) for the winning side. Kostas Kaimakoglou came up with 20 points and 4 steals for Unics Kazan in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Khimky (4-1) keeps a position of league leader, which they share with CSKA and Zalgiris. Unics Kazan at the other side dropped to the third place with two games lost. They share the position with 5 other teams. Khimky will meet at home Kalev/Cramo (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Unics Kazan will play against Azovmash (#8) in Mariupol and hope to secure a win.
One of the most interesting games of round 5 was a derby match between two teams from Russia. The game took place in Lubertsy where seventh ranked Triumph Lyubertsy won against visiting BC Nizhny Novgorod (2-2) 71-59. The best player for the winners was Tywain McKee who scored 22 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Triumph Lyubertsy have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with 5 other teams. BC Nizhny Novgorod at the other side dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. Triumph Lyubertsy's next round opponent will be Lokomotiv (#4) in Kuban. BC Nizhny Novgorod will play on the road against Enisey Krasnoyarsk and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
One of the most interesting games of round 5 was a derby match between two teams from Russia. The game took place in Kuban where seventh ranked Lokomotiv outleveled visiting Enisey Krasnoyarsk (2-2) 93-64. Mantas Kalnietis orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Lokomotiv have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with 5 other teams. Loser Enisey Krasnoyarsk dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. Lokomotiv will face Triumph Lyubertsy (#5) in Lubertsy in the next round. Enisey Krasnoyarsk will play at home against BC Nizhny Novgorod and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 5: BC Astana were smashed by PGE Turow on the road 93-66. Azovmash lost to undefeated Spartak SP on its own court 76-81. CEZ Nymburk unfortunately lost to CSKA in Moscow 75-84. Krasnie Krilya managed to beat BC Donetsk at home 64-59. Winless Tsmoki-Minsk was defeated by Neptunas on the opponent's court 110-106. Neptunas lost to Lithuanian defending champion Zalgiris in a home game 62-90.
The most impressive performance of 5th round was 32 points and 12 rebounds by Aaron Cel of PGE Turow.


Kalev/Cramo - Lietuvos rytas 60-73

Another interesting game for Lithuanian Lietuvos rytas (2-3) which played in Tallinn against 7th ranked Estonian Kalev/Cramo (1-4). Eighth ranked Lietuvos rytas had an easy win 73-60. It looked good early as Kalev/Cramo took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Lietuvos rytas had a 18-10 second period charge getting the lead and Kalev/Cramo was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 60-73. Lietuvos rytas forced 19 Kalev/Cramo turnovers and outrebounded them 42-31 including 27 on the defensive glass. Serbian point guard Nemanja Nedovic (191-91, agency: Beo Basket) stepped up and scored 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and Bulgarian power forward Dejan Ivanov (205-86, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 12 points and 6 rebounds. Four Lietuvos rytas players scored in double figures. Lietuvos rytas' coach Darius Maskoliunas allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American point guard Keith McLeod (190-79, college: Bowling Green) responded with 20 points and guard Tanel Sokk (182-85) scored 15 points and 7 rebounds. Lietuvos rytas moved-up to sixth place, which they share with CEZ Nymburk and BC Donetsk. Kalev/Cramo lost fourth consecutive game. Defending Estonian champion dropped to the eighth position with four games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Lietuvos rytas will play against PGE Turow (#10) in Zgorzelec in the next round. Kalev/Cramo will play on the road against the league's second-placed Khimky in Khimki to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Kalev/Cramo: K.McLeod 20+3reb+1ast, T.Sokk 15+7reb+2ast, G.Arbet 12+1reb, R.Keerles 8+4reb+1ast, G.Wilkinson 5+6reb+1ast, B.Fall 0
Lietuvos rytas: N.Nedovic 18+5reb+1ast, D.Ivanov 12+6reb, L.Radosevic 11+6reb+1ast, R.Seibutis 10+1reb+1ast, D.Dulkys 7+5reb+1ast, V.Dilys 7+3reb
gschID: 217550


Khimky - Unics 85-74

One of the most interesting games of round 5 was a derby match between two teams from Russia. The game took place in Khimki where third ranked Khimky won against visiting Unics Kazan (3-2) 85-74. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Unics Kazan. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Khimky. Unics Kazan managed to win fourth quarter 25-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Khimky looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Croatian-Bosnian guard Zoran Planinic (198-82) nailed 18 points and 5 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) for the winning side and American forward James Augustine (208-84, college: Illinois, agency: Priority Sports) accounted for 13 points and 6 rebounds. Five Khimky players scored in double figures. Greek power forward Kostas Kaimakoglou (206-83) came up with 20 points and 4 steals and forward Igor Zamanskiy (202-77, agency: Alti Sport) added 10 points respectively for Unics Kazan in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Khimky (4-1) keeps a position of league leader, which they share with CSKA and Zalgiris. Unics Kazan at the other side dropped to the third place with two games lost. They share the position with 5 other teams. Khimky will meet at home Kalev/Cramo (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Unics Kazan will play against Azovmash (#8) in Mariupol and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Unics: K.Kaimakoglou 20+3reb+3ast, I.Zamanskiy 10+3reb+2ast, M.Chatman 9+4reb+2ast, I.Vougioukas 8+4reb+2ast, T.Lyday 8+1reb+3ast, P.Sergeev 6+1ast
Khimky: Z.Planinic 18+5reb+2ast, V.Fridzon 14+1reb+4ast, J.Augustine 13+6reb+2ast, P.Davis 11+8reb, K.Loncar 10+3reb, A.Zhukanenko 5
gschID: 217551


VEF Riga - Zalgiris 77-72

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Lithuanian Zalgiris (4-1) on the court of seventh ranked Latvian VEF Riga on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by VEF Riga 77-72. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Zalgiris. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 15-8 charge, which allowed them to win the game. VEF Riga made 20-of-22 free shots (90.9 percent) during the game. VEF Riga outrebounded Zalgiris 39-25 including 24 on the defensive glass. 25 personal fouls committed by Zalgiris helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American-Bulgarian guard Earl Rowland (188-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) orchestrated the victory by scoring 7 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. Lithuanian forward Donatas Zavackas (203-80, college: Pittsburgh) contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Center Ksistof Lavrinovic (210-79) answered with 18 points and 6 rebounds and Bulgarian-American point guard Ibrahim Jaaber (187-84, college: Pennsylvania) added 10 points and 4 assists in the effort for Zalgiris. Zalgiris' coach Joan Plaza tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending Latvian champion (3-2) moved-up to third place, which they share with 5 other teams. Defending Lithuanian champion Zalgiris still keep top position with one game lost. They share it with CSKA and Khimky. VEF Riga is looking forward to face CEZ Nymburk (#8) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Zalgiris will play against Enisey Krasnoyarsk (#7) and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Zalgiris: K.Lavrinovic 18+6reb, I.Jaaber 10+3reb+4ast, M.Popovic 9+1reb+1ast, P.Jankunas 8+4reb+2ast, T.Darden 7+4reb+3ast, R.Kaukenas 6+1reb+2ast
VEF Riga: D.Zavackas 17+5reb+2ast, D.Bertans 11+3reb+1ast, K.Janicenoks 11+2reb+2ast, W.Daniels 11+4reb+2ast, K.Berzins 8+5reb, A.Kavaliauskas 8+7reb
gschID: 217545


PGE Turow - BC Astana 93-66

There was a surprise result when tenth ranked Polish PGE Turow (1-4) crushed 4th placed Kazakhstan BC Astana (3-2) in Zgorzelec 93-66 on Sunday. The game without a history. PGE Turow led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 56.0 percentage. French-Polish forward Aaron Cel (203-87) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 12 rebounds (on 13-of-17 shooting from the field). Guard Michal Chylinski (190-86, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 15 points and 5 assists for the winners. American center David Simon (208-82, college: IPFW) answered with 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 blocks and American-Guyanese Rawle Marshall (201-82, college: Oakland, agency: Beo Basket) added 14 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for BC Astana. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. PGE Turow left bottom position moving up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser BC Astana dropped to the third position with two games lost. PGE Turow will face higher ranked Lietuvos rytas (#6) in Vilnius in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. BC Astana will play at home against BC Donetsk.
Top scorers:
BC Astana: D.Simon 20+5reb, R.Marshall 14+6reb+1ast, B.Cvetkovic 11+4reb, J.Johnson 10+1reb+2ast, A.Glyniadakis 5+5reb, D.Klimov 2+1reb+1ast
PGE Turow: A.Cel 32+12reb, M.Chylinski 15+4reb+5ast, D.Micic 12+1reb+2ast, D.Jackson 11+2reb+5ast, D.Kulig 8+2reb+4ast, I.Zigeranovic 6+3reb
gschID: 217552


Azovmash - Spartak SP 76-81

Very expected game when 7th ranked Ukrainian Azovmash (1-4) lost to leader Russian Spartak St.Petersburg (5-0) in Mariupol 76-81 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 24-17 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Spartak St.Petersburg shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. Greek center Loukas Mavrokefalidis (207-84) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. American point guard Patrick Beverley (185-88, college: Arkansas) contributed with 16 points for the winners. American guard Manny Harris (196-89, college: Michigan) answered with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import point guard Lynn Greer (186-79, college: Temple) added 25 points and 8 assists in the effort for Azovmash. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Spartak St.Petersburg have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 5-0 record. Loser Azovmash dropped to the eighth position with four games lost. Spartak St.Petersburg will face Krasnie Krilya (#5) in Samara in the next round. Azovmash will play on the road against Unics Kazan.
Top scorers:
Azovmash: L.Greer 25+8ast, M.Harris 22+11reb, O.Pecherov 14+2reb, M.Raduljica 9+6reb+2ast, T.Dragicevic 6+3reb, K.Natyazhko 0+1reb
Spartak SP: L.Mavrokefalidis 30+10reb+5ast, P.Beverley 16+3reb+3ast, J.Carter 14+4reb+2ast, J.Strelnieks 9+1reb+3ast, N.Kurbanov 5+1reb+1ast, F.Dmitriev 5+4reb
gschID: 217546


Triumph - N.Novgorod 71-59

One of the most interesting games of round 5 was a derby match between two teams from Russia. The game took place in Lubertsy where seventh ranked Triumph Lyubertsy won against visiting BC Nizhny Novgorod (2-2) 71-59. It looked good early as BC Nizhny Novgorod took an 5-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Triumph Lyubertsy had a 22-9 second period charge getting the lead and BC Nizhny Novgorod was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 59-71. 24 personal fouls committed by BC Nizhny Novgorod helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American point guard Tywain McKee (188-86, college: Coppin St.) who scored 22 points and 6 rebounds. Sergey Karasev (202-93) chipped in 18 points and 6 rebounds. Semen Antonov (202-89) produced 18 points and 6 rebounds and Vadim Panin (203-84, agency: Alti Sport) added 9 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Triumph Lyubertsy have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with 5 other teams. BC Nizhny Novgorod at the other side dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. Triumph Lyubertsy's next round opponent will be Lokomotiv (#4) in Kuban. BC Nizhny Novgorod will play on the road against Enisey Krasnoyarsk and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
N.Novgorod: S.Antonov 18+6reb+3ast, O.Trotter 10+3reb+3ast, V.Ivlev 9+4reb+1ast, V.Panin 9+7reb+3ast, D.Golovin 6, S.Shashkov 5
Triumph: T.McKee 22+6reb+3ast, S.Karasev 18+6reb+2ast, Y.Naimy 10+1ast, E.Valiev 9+7reb+3ast, K.Landry 5+10reb+1ast, A.Kuzyakin 2
gschID: 217548


Lokomotiv - Enisey 93-64

One of the most interesting games of round 5 was a derby match between two teams from Russia. The game took place in Kuban where seventh ranked Lokomotiv outleveled visiting Enisey Krasnoyarsk (2-2) 93-64. Lokomotiv made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Enisey Krasnoyarsk turnovers. Enisey Krasnoyarsk was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Lithuanian point guard Mantas Kalnietis (195-86, agency: Interperformances) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 assists. Australian center Aleks Maric (211-84, college: Nebraska) contributed with 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Bosnian center Elmedin Kikanovic (210-88, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 16 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and forward Alexei Kotishevskiy (197-85) added 13 points in the effort for Enisey Krasnoyarsk. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Lokomotiv have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with 5 other teams. Loser Enisey Krasnoyarsk dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. Lokomotiv will face Triumph Lyubertsy (#5) in Lubertsy in the next round. Enisey Krasnoyarsk will play at home against BC Nizhny Novgorod and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Enisey: E.Kikanovic 16+3reb, A.Kotishevskiy 13+2reb+1ast, Z.Dowdell 13+1ast, H.Rizvic 6+1reb, M.Krivosheev 4+5reb, I.Smygin 4+4reb
Lokomotiv: J.Baron 23+4reb, A.Maric 19+8reb+1ast, M.Kalnietis 13+4reb+11ast, N.Shabalkin 9+8reb, M.Sheleketo 8+4reb+1ast, S.Jasaitis 6+2ast
gschID: 217547


CSKA - CEZ Nymburk 84-75

Very predictable result when second ranked Russian CSKA Moscow (4-1) won against at home 8th ranked Czech CEZ Nymburk (2-3) 84-75 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 30-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. CSKA Moscow made 21-of-27 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. CSKA Moscow outrebounded CEZ Nymburk 39-19 including a 27-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Forward Viktor Khryapa (203-82) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Serbian center Nenad Krstic (212-83) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American guard Michael Taylor (188-86, college: Iowa St.) answered with 22 points and forward Lukas Palyza (201-89) added 12 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for CEZ Nymburk. Five CSKA Moscow and four CEZ Nymburk players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending Russian champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Zalgiris and Khimky. Defending Czech champion CEZ Nymburk dropped to the sixth place with three games lost. CSKA Moscow will face Tsmoki-Minsk (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. CEZ Nymburk will play against VEF Riga (#3).
Top scorers:
CEZ Nymburk: M.Taylor 22+2reb+3ast, R.Rancik 12+2reb, L.Palyza 12+5reb+1ast, P.Benda 10+3reb+1ast, A.Naymick 6, M.Pavkovic 5+4ast
CSKA: V.Khryapa 15+13reb+5ast, S.Weems 14+5reb, N.Krstic 13+10reb+1ast, M.Teodosic 11+2reb+5ast, A.Jackson 11+1reb+3ast, V.Micov 8+3reb+1ast
gschID: 217549


Krasnie Krilya - BC Donetsk 64-59

Everything could happen in Samara at the game between two tied teams. Both fifth ranked Russian Krasnie Krilya and 6th ranked Ukrainian BC Donetsk had identical 2-2 record. This time Krasnie Krilya used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Donetsk 64-59 on Saturday night. BC Donetsk was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 4-point lead after three quarters before a 22-13 charge of Krasnie Krilya, which allowed them to win the game. American guard Chester Simmons (196-82, college: Washington) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Forward Nikita Balashov (207-91) contributed with 10 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Krasnie Krilya's coach Sergey Bazarevich used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American guard Ramel Curry (192-80, college: CSU Bakersfield) answered with 14 points and Lithuanian power forward Darius Songaila (204-78, college: Wake Forest, agency: Priority Sports) added 12 points in the effort for BC Donetsk. Krasnie Krilya (3-2) moved-up to third place, which they share with 5 other teams. Defending Ukrainian champion BC Donetsk keeps the sixth position with three games lost. Krasnie Krilya will face league's leader Spartak St.Petersburg on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. BC Donetsk will play against BC Astana (#3).
Top scorers:
BC Donetsk: R.Curry 14+4reb, D.Songaila 12+4reb+1ast, V.Stojanovski 11+5reb+1ast, D.Lukashov 8+3reb+2ast, I.Radenovic 5+6reb+3ast, D.Fischer 3+5reb
Krasnie Krilya: C.Simmons 24+4reb+1ast, Y.Vasiliev 10+3reb, N.Balashov 10+8reb+1ast, O.Thomas 5+5reb+1ast, E.Kolesnikov 5, A.Miles 4+3reb+7ast
gschID: 217544


Neptunas - Tsmoki-Minsk 110-106 OT

Everything could happen in Klaipeda at the game between two tied teams. Both ninth ranked Lithuanian Neptunas and bottom-ranked Belarusian Tsmoki-Minsk had identical 0-4 record. This time Neptunas used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Minsk 110-106 on Wednesday night. The hosts trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime then Tsmoki-Minsk managed to tie the game at the end of regular time. However that was Neptunas who were better in overtime eventually winning that period 20-16. Tsmoki-Minsk was plagued by 34 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Martynas Mazeika (191-85, agency: Interperformances) orchestrated the victory by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds. Center Vytautas Sarakauskas (204-82) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Aliaksandr Kudrautsau (190-80) answered with 37 points (!!!) and 5 assists (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!) and Dzianis Korshuk (200-78) added 8 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Tsmoki-Minsk. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Tsmoki-Minsk's coach Andrei Krivonos tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Neptunas (1-4) left bottom position moving up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams. It was Tsmoki-Minsk's fifth loss in a row. Defending Belarusian champion still closes the standings with five games lost. Neptunas will face higher ranked BC Nizhny Novgorod (#6) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Tsmoki-Minsk will play against the league's second-placed CSKA Moscow (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Tsmoki-Minsk: A.Kudrautsau 37+1reb+5ast, A.Pustahvar 13+5reb, P.Ulyanko 12+2ast, A.Lashkevich 10+7reb, D.Korshuk 8+10reb+1ast, A.Trastsinetski 8+2reb+2ast
Neptunas: M.Mazeika 33+7reb, D.Gailius 19+3reb+1ast, M.Runkauskas 14+1reb+2ast, E.Dainys 13+2reb+6ast, V.Sarakauskas 13+13reb+1ast, L.Mikalauskas 9+11reb+3ast
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Round 3
Neptunas - Zalgiris 62-90

There was no surprise when 9th ranked Neptunas (1-4) were outleveled by first ranked Zalgiris (4-1) in Klaipeda 90-62 on Sunday. The game without a history. Zalgiris led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Neptunas' 28. Zalgiris forced 24 Neptunas turnovers and outrebounded them 46-26 including a 21-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. Neptunas were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Center Ksistof Lavrinovic (210-79) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 5 rebounds. American guard Oliver Lafayette (188-84, college: Houston) contributed with 15 points for the winners. Four Zalgiris players scored in double figures. Forward Deividas Gailius (200-88) answered with 15 points and 6 rebounds and American forward David McClure (198-86, college: Duke) added 6 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Neptunas. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Zalgiris have a solid series of four victories in a row. Defending Lithuanian champion maintains first place with 4-1 record, which they share with CSKA and Khimky. Loser Neptunas dropped to the eighth position with four games lost. Zalgiris will face Enisey Krasnoyarsk (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Neptunas will play against BC Nizhny Novgorod and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Neptunas: D.Gailius 15+6reb+2ast, M.Mazeika 9+1reb+3ast, M.Runkauskas 8+2reb+2ast, E.Dainys 7+3ast, R.Broadus 7+2ast, V.Sarakauskas 6+3reb
Zalgiris: K.Lavrinovic 16+5reb+1ast, O.Lafayette 15+2reb+2ast, R.Kaukenas 12+3reb+1ast, J.Foote 11+7reb+1ast, I.Jaaber 9+3reb+2ast, T.Darden 9+2reb+1ast
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