Lietuvos rytas steamroll past Lietkabelis

2018 01 20 19:19
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Lietuvos rytas faced little-to-no resistance at home, as they grabbed a huge 96-67 victory against last season's Betsafe LKL runners-up Lietkabelis.

The hosts were prominent from beyond the arc all game long, knocking down 9-of-13 in the first half. Having cut loose with a 20-point lead at halftime, they added another eight three-pointers in the second part of the game and watched the margin grow in what turned out to be a marvellous victory.

Travis Peterson enjoyed an outstanding game, as he knocked down five three-pointers to lead his team in scoring with 24 points. Mindaugas Girdziunas added 18 points and 7 assists, while Jimmy Baron and Martynas Echodas finished with 12 and 11 points, respectively.

Zanis Peinars was once again Lietkabelis' top performer, as he led the team in scoring and rebounding with 12 points and 8 boards. Donatas Tarolis and Lukas Aukstikalnis came off the bench to add another 11 points each. The win allows Lietuvos rytas to climb the standings to the second position with a 16-4 record, while Lietkabelis dropped to a 13-7 record which still has them in the fourth spot. This was the visitors' first loss under the guidance of Ramunas Butautas.