Rytas pull off miracle comeback in Utena

2019 04 14 18:57
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It took an incredible comeback for Rytas to avoid an upset in Utena, with the Dainius Adomaitis-coached visitors from Vilnius erasing a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit against Juventus to come away victorious 92-87.

The win allowed Rytas to improve to a 23-7 record in the Betsafe LKL standings, while Juventus fell to 12-8.

Despite trailing 82-68 early in the last frame, the D.J. Seeley and Artsiom Parakhouski-led guests mounted a 24-5 run to snatch a victory in an end-to-end thriller. Both players finished the night with 22 points apiece, with Parakhouski also grabbing 8 rebounds.

Derek Needham collected 19 point and 8 assists in the win, while Eimantas Bendzius chipped in with 17 points. Meanwhile, Marius Runkauskas topped all Juventus scorers with 14 points, as Martin Geben and Arvydas Siksnius pitched in with 13 points each.

Source: rytasvilnius.lt