Lietuvos Rytas just barely avoided a home disaster in the Quarter-Finals of the SIL-King Mindaugas Cup, squeaking past Juventus in overtime on Wednesday evening in Vilnius.
The hosts were on the edge of an abyss both at the end of regular time and at the end of the extra period, but the Chris Kramer-led Lietuvos Rytas escaped with a 91-88 victory.
The guard made the game-equalizing basket with 8.8 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter and then came up with a crucial steal down the stretch in overtime.
Kramer finished the game with 15 points and 7 assists, while Ben Madgen chipped got hot and posted a team-high 18 points. Loukas Mavrokefalidis and Rokas Giedraitis scored 13 points apiece.
For Juventus, Mindaugas Kupsas had 22 points, Kenny Gaines scored 21 and Dovis Bickauskis filled the boxscore with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists (source: lkl.lt).