Girdziunas named Betsafe LKL Player of the Week after career night
Mindaugas Girdziunas of Rytas posted a Betsafe LKL season-high mark of 37 points and saved the Dainius Adomaitis-coached club against Siauliai in overtime to earn the Player of the Week honors.
The 30-year-old combo guard went 12-of-17 from the field and a perfect 6-of-6 from the stripe to lead the capital club to a narrow 100-96 escape against the visiting Siauliai side. In the process, he surpassed the season scoring record of 31 points, previously held by Dzukija big man Kerem Kanter.
Girdziunas was not the only Rytas player on the Team of the Week, with Eimantas Bendzius also earning a spot. Antanas Udras of Siauliai, Arturas Jomantas of Dzukija and Nevezis guard Zaid Hearst rounded out the lineup.