Regular Season Day 13: Neptunas - CEZ Nymburk 96-86 (28-20, 24-20, 24-17, 20-29)
Date: February 1, 2013 We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Klaipeda where ninth ranked Lithuanian Neptunas (2-11) won against 8th ranked Czech CEZ Nymburk (4-9) 96-86 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Neptunas. CEZ Nymburk was better in fourth quarter 29-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. CEZ Nymburk was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Marius Runkauskas (189-86) fired 21 points for the winners. Forward Deividas Gailius (200-88) chipped in 22 points. Slovakian power forward Radoslav Rancik (207-79, college: St.Cloud St., agency: Beo Basket) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds and American point guard Tweety Carter (180-86, college: Baylor) added 23 points and 6 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) respectively for lost side. Four CEZ Nymburk players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Neptunas maintains ninth place with 2-11 record, which they share with Azovmash. CEZ Nymburk lost their fourth game in a row. Defending Czech champion keeps the eighth position with nine games lost. Neptunas will face Tsmoki-Minsk (#10) on the road in the next round. Top scorers: Neptunas: D.Gailius 22+1reb, M.Runkauskas 21+1reb+2ast, L.Mikalauskas 11+7reb, V.Vasylius 9+4reb+3ast, E.Dainys 8+3reb+4ast, V.Sarakauskas 8+7reb+2ast CEZ Nymburk: T.Carter 23+4reb+6ast, R.Rancik 21+12reb+1ast, V.Hruban 11+1ast, P.Houska 10+4reb+1ast, J.Welsch 9+2reb+3ast, T.Pomikalek 4+2reb+1ast
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