Regular Season Day 6: Lietuvos rytas - PGE Turow 78-71 (26-17, 22-25, 18-14, 12-15)
Date: November 19, 2012 The game between closely ranked teams ended with seventh ranked Lithuanian Lietuvos rytas' (3-3) home victory over 8th ranked Polish PGE Turow (1-5) 78-71 on Monday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 26-17. But PGE Turow won second period 25-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lietuvos rytas made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Lietuvos rytas outrebounded PGE Turow 39-25 including 26 on the defensive glass. PGE Turow was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Swingman Steponas Babrauskas (197-84) scored 13 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Croatian center Leon Radosevic (206-90) chipped in 14 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American guard David Jackson (193-86, college: W.Illinois) with 11 points and 4 assists and Serbian point guard Vukasin Aleksic (184-85, agency: Beo Basket) scored 8 points and 5 assists. Five Lietuvos rytas and four PGE Turow players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Lietuvos rytas moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser PGE Turow keeps the eighth position with five games lost. Lietuvos rytas will face league's second-placed Khimky in Khimki in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. PGE Turow will play at home against BC Donetsk (#5). Top scorers: PGE Turow: D.Jackson 11+3reb+4ast, D.Micic 10+1reb+3ast, D.Kulig 10+1reb+1ast, I.Zigeranovic 10+5reb, V.Aleksic 8+4reb+5ast, A.Cel 8+3reb Lietuvos rytas: R.Seibutis 15+2reb+2ast, L.Radosevic 14+8reb+1ast, S.Babrauskas 13+9reb+3ast, D.Ivanov 11+6reb, M.Katelynas 10+4reb+2ast, N.Nedovic 8+2reb+3ast
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