Jonava upsets Zalgiris in overtime, Rytas climbs on top after a dramatic win over Lietkabelis Zalgiris
Kaunas lost their second Betsafe-LKL game in a row and fell to the second place in the standings. CBet Jonava overpowered defending champions in overtime to escape with a big victory 100-97. Emmanuel Lecomte scored 33 points while Juan Palacios added 29. Tyler Cavanaugh dropped 23 points for Zalgiris.
Rytas Vilnius is now the new Betsafe-LKL leader as the regular season is coming to the last games. Kenny Smith scored a three pointer with a foul to seal an important overtime win 90-86 against third-placed Lietkabelis Panevezys. Match hero K. Smith registered 16 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds.
Sven Smajlagič was red-hot to help Nevezis-Optibet Kedainiai control Siauliai-7bet 93-83 for their sixth win of the season. Croatian scored his season-high 26 points while Rihards Kuksiks added 18 points. Martynas Varnas tried to sparkle a comeback while posting 19 points, though Nevezis-Optibet managed to retain double-digit lead for the most of the second half.
Žygimantas Skučas and Randy Culpepper set the pace with 20 and 19 points respectively as the rest of Pieno zvaigzdes Pasvalys followed in the close win over Uniclub Casino – Juventus Utena at home. Guests put on a strong comeback effort but Pieno zvaigzdes managed to pull through for a 92-84 victory.
Neptunas Klaipeda now have the vast upper hand against Dzukija Alytus in the battle for a higher place in the standings. Neptunas took the tiebreaking advantage with a hard-fought victory on the road 65-64. Julius Jucikas and Deividas Gailius scored 16 points apiece while Mindaugas Lukauskis finished with 16 points as well.