I.Buva, who played the match of the season, won the victory for “Rytas” in Klaipeda

Pupils of Giedrius Žibėnas on the move on Saturday after the change in the Betsafe-LKL match 89:81 (24:17, 13:19, 30:12, 22:33) proved the advantage over Klaipeda’s “Neptune” (1-4).

The capital’s team was led forward by Ivan Buva, who played unstoppably. Croats scored 29 points in 25 minutes, rebounded 4 balls and made 2 assists.

The tall man, who terrorized the opponents under the baskets, played the most productive match of the season. His career record at the Betsafe-LKL Championship is 32 points.

At the beginning of the third quarter, “Neptūnas” was still leading 40:39, but “Rytas” sprinted 11: 0 and gained a double-digit advantage 50:40 for the first time. Soon the guests took another spurt 13: 2 and started crushing their opponents 67:46.

However, the students of Tomas Gaidamavičius, who were 48:70 behind at the beginning of the fourth quarter, did not give up. “Neptune” impressively rose to the decisive storm and caught “Rytas” 81:85 at the last minute, but there was not enough time to escape.

In the last minutes of the match, the emotions of the basketball players erupted. Initially, Deividas Gailius and Gytis Radzevičius stayed, and the judges who separated them awarded the basketball players a non-sporting foul.

Arnas Butkevičius and Klaidas Metrikis also stayed 7 seconds left to play. The first was punished by a non-sporting offense and the second by a disqualifying offense.

Morning: Ivanas Buva 29, Gytis Radzevičius 13, Mindaugas Girdžiūnas 12, Vaidas Kariniauskas 10 (6 res. Per.).

Neptune: Deividas Gailius 23, Edgaras Želionis 13, Žygimantas Janavičius (6th section, 8th section) and Benas Griciūnas (6th section) – 10 each.

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