Alex Antetokounmpo makes his debut in Mažeikiai, Neptūnas ends the victory drought
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Alex Antetokounmpo makes his debut in Mažeikiai, Neptūnas ends the victory drought

Author: LKL.lt
2024-03-05

After a FIBA national teams break, we're back with Betsafe-LKL basketball. Together with Scorestars we present you the most important action in Lithuanian arenas last week.

Alex Antetokounmpo made his debut with M Basket-Delamode Mažeikiai jersey in a game against Wolves Vilnius. Despite the newcomer's 12 points on 5-9 shooting from the field, his team fell against the Wolves 73-84.

Rytas Vilnius bounced back after a disappointing Citadele King Mindaugas cup (Citadele KMT) final four as they beat Uniclub Casino – Juventus Utena at Vilnius. They were victorious despite the absence of three important backcourt players: Marcus Foster, Margiris Normantas and Arnas Velička. Moreover, RJ Cole suffered a game-ending injury on the second quarter, leaving Rytas without a true pointguard.

Neptūnas Klaipėda finally ended it's 6-game losing streak in Panevėžys. Having a new coach, Georgios Vovoras, at the helm of the team, Neptūnas was in front for most of the time. After Gediminas Orelik travelled with 4 seconds left, Ignas Sargiūnas took matters in his own hands. The 24-year old guard lost his defender and layed it up for the win on the last second. This was a sort of a deja-vu as Sargiūnas missed a layup against 7bet-Lietkabelis Panevėžys on January, when that shot could've led his team to Citadele KMT final four.

All the results of 20th week of Betsafe-LKL:

M Basket-Delamode Mažeikiai 73-84 Wolves Vilnius

Rytas Vilnius 93-88 Uniclub Casino – Juventus Utena

Šiauliai 89-86 CBet Jonava

Pieno žvaigždės Pasvalys 91-101 Nevėžis-Optibet Kėdainiai

7bet-Lietkabelis Panevėžys 76-78 Neptūnas Klaipėda

Here‘s how the Betsafe-LKL standings look after 20th week:

1. Žalgiris (17/2)

2. Rytas (16/2)

3. Wolves (14/6)

4. Uniclub Casino – Juventus (11/8)

5. 7bet-Lietkabelis (10/7)

6. M Basket-Delamode (7/11)

7. CBet (7/12)

8. Neptūnas (7/12)

9. Šiauliai (5/14)

10. Nevėžis-Optibet (5/14)

11. Pieno žvaigždės (4/14)

Scorestars Dream Team:

This time the Weekly Dream Team Lineup includes LJ Thorpe and Scoochie Smith (both 30 eff) at guard, Justas Furmanavičius (24 eff) and Gediminas Orelik (31 eff) at forward and Martynas Echodas (22 eff) at center.

Which players are poised to deliver standout performances in the upcoming week? Craft your ideal lineup on Scorestars and engage in friendly competition with fellow enthusiasts to demonstrate your comprehension of the Betsafe-LKL.

 

 

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