Žalgiris ferocious in Kėdainiai, Utena’s solid finish owerpowers Rytas
The Citadele KMT champions Žalgiris Kaunas put on an offensive clinic in the third quarter of Betsafe-LKL game against Nevėžis-Optibet Kėdainiai and that was more than enough for a 97-69 away win. Ignas Brazdeikis with 11 points led a very balanced team effort for the winning side.
Exchanging blows for the better part of three quarters, Uniclub Casino - Juventus Utena got some separation in the fourth quarter to beat Rytas Vilnius 88-77. Alex Hamilton and Reggie Lynch recorded team high 17 points for Utena. Gytis Radzevičius scored 16 for Rytas, but his team scored only 7 in the whole fourth quarter.
Also pulling away in the final quarter, 7-bet Lietkalbelis Panevėžys managed to beat Gargždai 82-73 despite 7 three-pointers and 32 points of Isiah Osborne. Jamel Morris led the winning side with 18 points, Nikola Popovič added 14.
Behind 20 points by Mindaugas Girdžiūnas, Neptūnas Klaipėda got the important 93-79 win against Šiauliai to feel more confidence in the Betsafe-LKL standings. Four players of Šiauliai scored in double-digits as Matas Jogėla followed Girdžiūnas with 17 points, Žygimantas Janavičius added 17 points and 11 assists.
Looking to move up the table of Betsafe-LKL, Wolves edged Labas GAS Prienai, 88-78, to catch second-placed Rytas with 15 wins. Ahmad Caver stood out with 18 points and 9 assists, Eric Buckner added 17 points in 13 minutes. Darius Tarvydas had his career-high 25 points, but it was not enough for Prienai this time.
Jeffery Garrett was dominant and Edvinas Šeškus stepped up when it was needed as CBet Jonava beat Pieno žvaigždės Pasvalys 84-77. Garrett registered 19 points and 8 rebounds, Šeškus contributed with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Leader of Pieno žvaigždės Jared Cunningham led all the scorers with 21 points.