«Lietuvos Rytas» Vilnius, Lithuania vs. «Tsmoki-Minsk» Minsk, Belarus
Lietuvos Rytas + Minsk-2006 = New effectiveness record
Lithuanian Lietuvos Rytas and Belarusian Minsk-2006 at the end of the regular season showed super effective basketball – 112:86, the home team won.
The match lost it’s tournament meaning almost by the end of the first half: Lokomotiv-Kuban was defeated in Moscow by CSKA, that meant that the result of the game on Siemens-Arena couldn’t change anything – Lithuanian club will get the third place in group B and home-court advantage in round of 16 (the rival will be determined in the last day of regular season, March, 18 after the match Zalgiris – VEF).
However, Lietuvos Rytas, by the big break, didn’t find it difficult to solve it’s problems by making a super spurt 19:0 in the second quarter. The rest part of the match was just a formality. The only intrigue for that moment was on how many points Lietuvos Rytas will be able to increase their advantage? Though players from Minsk kept struggling and reduced the gap to 12 points, in the end Alexandr Dzicic’s players made another spurt and by the end of the game they led with a difference up to +31 – 107:76.
The final score -112:86, Lietuvos Rytas won. By joint efforts the teams have set a new record of effectiveness, which is 4 points bigger than the previous one (194 pts in the match Lietuvos Rytas – Dnipro in season-2010/11 – 116:78). Leaders: home team – Renaldas Seibutis (20 points) and Jonas Valanciunas (14+14 rebounds), away team – Justin Knox (18) and Aliaksandr Kudrautsau (15).
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