Regular Season Day 4: CEZ Nymburk - Neptunas 84-78 (17-20, 25-18, 26-13, 16-27)
Date: October 28, 2012 The game between closely ranked teams ended with eighth ranked Czech CEZ Nymburk's (2-2) home victory over bottom-ranked Lithuanian Neptunas (0-3) 84-78 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 84-78. CEZ Nymburk made 21-of-27 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when CEZ Nymburk made 7 blocks. Montenegrin guard Miljan Pavkovic (178-81, agency: Beo Basket) fired 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Forward Lukas Palyza (201-89) chipped in 18 points. Four CEZ Nymburk players scored in double figures. Forward Deividas Gailius (200-88) produced 24 points and 7 rebounds and American-Samoan point guard Rashaun Broadus (180-84, college: BYU) added 18 points respectively for lost side. Neptunas' coach Kazys Maksvytis rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending Czech champion moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 5 other teams. Loser Neptunas still closes the standings with three games lost. CEZ Nymburk will face league's second-placed CSKA Moscow on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Neptunas will play against Tsmoki-Minsk (#10) and hope to get finally their first victory. Top scorers: Neptunas: D.Gailius 24+7reb+2ast, R.Broadus 18+4reb+2ast, M.Runkauskas 10+3reb, M.Andriuskevicius 7+6reb+1ast, G.Gustas 6, N.Barinov 5+1reb+2ast CEZ Nymburk: L.Palyza 18+2reb, M.Pavkovic 15+6reb+5ast, R.Rancik 14+3reb+1ast, J.Welsch 13+3reb+4ast, P.Benda 8+5reb+3ast, A.Naymick 6+6reb
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