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Žalgiris struggled for more than three quarters but got the win nonetheless. Wolves were unable to contain Kazys Maksvytis side in the final minutes and surrendered 85:90. Keenan Evans led the way with 17 points. In the losing side, Ahmad Caver got 19.
Holding on down the stretch, Rytas survived against Šiauliai in the exciting game 85:80. Kyle Mangas tallied 25 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists, but it was not enough for Šiauliai as Marcus Foster led Rytas to a victory with 20 points.
Edvinas Šeškus registered 19 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists in CBet victory 92:85 against Gargždai. Jeffery Garrett added 18 points and 5 rebounds while Giedrius Staniulis got 22 points and 9 rebounds for the losing side.
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Marius Valinskas had a massive display as Nevėžis Optibet-Optibet beat Pieno žvaigždės Pasvalys 93:84. 23-year old guard played his career game, scoring career-high 29 points. Paulius Petrilevičius added 19, Martynas Pacevičius scored 22 for Pieno žvaigždės.