Lietkabelis stuns Zalgiris, Rytas clinches top seed in regular season
In one of the most exciting games of the regular season in the Betsafe-LKL, Lietkabelis Panevezys stunned Zalgiris Kaunas to hand a birthday gift to their head coach Nenad Čanak and the first loss to the opposing head coach Kazys Maksvytis. Lietkabelis got the job done in the first half to get a 85-67 win. Gediminas Orelik led the way with 16 points, Joffrey Lauvergne scored 14 points for Zalgiris.
Zalgiris lost the battle for the first place in the standings since they are one win behind first-seeded Rytas Vilnius with a one game left. Rytas clinched a top seed with a convincing 88-68 victory over Dzukija Alytus. Ivan Buva scored 19 points and grabbed 7 rebounds, while Joshua Newkirk had 20 points for Dzukija.
Deividas Gailius was clutch down the stretch and ended up with a game-high 24 points as Neptunas Klaipeda secured a seventh place in the standings with a 82-69 win against Pieno zvaigzdes Pasvalys. Edgaras Želionis added 14 points to end Pasvalys four-game winning streak.
Jonathan Elmore returned from injury to lead Siauliai-7bet to an important victory over Dzukija Alytus. Elmore posted 22 points plus 7 rebounds as Antanas Sireika squad concluded Dzukija regular season by beating them 84-83. Alesandr Aranitovič exploded for 26 points, but it was not enough as Issuf Sanon scored a game winner in the final seconds.
Uniclub Casino – Juventus Utena got the job done over Nevezis-Optibet Kedainiai with a 96-73 victory at home to extend its winning streak to two games with one round to go in the Betsafe-LKL regular season. Vladislav Koreniuk led Utena scorers with 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Amar Sylla scored points and grabbed 7 boards for the guests.