Lietuvos Rytas and Neptunas start Play-Offs on victorious note
Lietuvos Rytas and Neptunas started the Betsafe LKL Play-Offs on a victorious note, treating their home fans to double-digit wins and taking a 1-0 lead in the series.
The second-seeded Lietuvos Rytas steamrolled a shorthanded Juventus side 97-64 with Rokas Giedraitis leading the way with a game-high 21 points. Loukas Mavrokefalidis added 16 points, while Martynas Echodas and Mindaugas Girdziunas chipped in with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Meanwhile, Mindaugas Kupsas had 18 points for Juventus. Dino Pito was the only other double-digit scorer with 13 points, with Dovis Bickaukis, Anthony Ireland and Karolis Guscikas scoring 7 points apiece.
In the other game of the day, Neptunas outlasted Pieno Zvaigzdes 91-81 in Klaipeda.
Laimonas Kisielius posted a game-high 18 points, Renaldas Seibutis scored 15 points, while Edgaras Zelionis chipped in with 12 points.
For the other side, Trevon Hughes finished with 16 points, Osvaldas Olisevicius collected 15 points, while Jahennsas Manigat contributed with 13 points.