Lietuvos Rytas struggle past Nevezis

2018 02 03 18:28
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Lietuvos Rytas had to go through more trouble than they bargained for as they faced off against one of the league's bottom-dwellers, Nevezis, in the first game of Saturday night. The Vilnius side managed to go out on top 83-73 in what turned out to be a very heavily-contested match-up.

Lietuvos Rytas improved to a record of 18-4 and got themselves some separation from third-placed Neptunas in the standings, while Nevezis are much closer to the bottom of the standings with a record of 6-16.

Rokas Giedraitis led the victors with 21 points, as Mindaugas Girdziunas added 15. Loukas Mavrokefalidis chipped in with a dozen, while Jimmy Baron finished up with 11 points.

Lester Medford had a game-high 22 points for Nevezis, as he was accompanied by a 12-point performance from Gabrielius Maldunas and 11 points from James Woodard (source: