Eimantas Bendzius and Derek Needham paved the way to another Rytas win in the Betsafe LKL, with the Dainius Adomaitis-coached Vilnius side inscribing an 84-77 victory against Dzukija on Tuesday.
The win allowed Rytas to catch the second-placed Neptunas in the standings, with both teams now tied at 20-6. However, the club from the capital have the upper hand due to a favorable head-to-head record.
Meanwhile, Dzukija dropped to an 8-18 mark.
Having connected on all three triples, Bendzius led the victors in scoring with 19 points, while Needham went 5-of-5 from beyond the arc for 15 points in 19 minutes of playing time.
Martynas Echodas was the only other Rytas player in double figures with 13 points and 6 rebounds.
For Dzukija, Kerem Kanter had a team-high 17 points and 6 rebounds, while Paulius Petrilevicius and Elijah Brown collected 11 points apiece.