Rytas puts pressure on Žalgiris with two victories, Wolves secure first win under new management
In the Betsafe-LKL action, defending champions Rytas Vilnius got two wins to put pressure on league leaders Žalgiris Kaunas: 118-73 against Pieno žvaigždės Pasvalys and 103-101 against Uniclub Casino - Juventus Utena. Rytas' victories were fueled by the outstanding performances of Gytis Radzevičius, who tallied 20 points against Pasvalys, and Martynas Echodas, who put up 24 points and 8 rebounds in the win over Utena.
League leaders Žalgiris Kaunas won 94-57 against last-placed Labas GAS Prienai, with Kevarrius Hayes leading the way with 14 points. Laurynas Birutis contributed with 12 points, helping Žalgiris maintain their place at the top of the standings.
Wolves got their first win under new coach Kęstutis Kemzūra, beating CBet Jonava 85-74. The team's victory was largely thanks to the stellar performance of Ahmad Caver, who recorded 24 points and 5 assists.
Nevėžis-Optibet Kėdainiai got a hard-fought win 87-73 against Gargždai, with Bradley Davison leading the way with 18 points. Tim Lambrecht also played a key role, contributing 17 points to help Nevėžis secure the victory.
In another exciting game, Šiauliai won 95-89 against Pieno žvaigždės Pasvalys, with Eimantas Stankevičius scoring 23 points for Šiauliai. Pasvalys' star player Evaldas Šaulys, also had a standout game, scoring 30 points in a losing effort.
Finally, 7bet-Lietkabelis Panevėžys emerged victorious in their game against Neptūnas Klaipėda, winning 86-73 behind the strong showing of Jamel Morris, who recorded 26 points. Kristian Kullamae contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds.