Betsafe-LKL Finals set: Rytas and Žalgiris to battle for championship title
Rytas Vilnius and Žalgiris Kaunas have emerged as the Betsafe-LKL finalists. Rytas secured their spot in the finals with a clean sweep, winning all three games against CBet Jonava, while Žalgiris overcame 7bet-Lietkabelis Panevėžys in a four-game series.
In the first semifinal series, Rytas Vilnius, the defending champions, showcased their dominance by defeating CBet Jonava in three thrilling games. The final score of the last game stood at 90-85 in favor of Rytas. Margiris Normantas was instrumental for Rytas, scoring 16 points, while Marcus Foster contributed 15 points to the team's victory. Despite the loss, CBet Jonava's Jeffery Garrett displayed an impressive performance, amassing 24 points for his team.
Rytas' consistent performance throughout the series demonstrated their strength and determination to retain the championship title.
On the other side of the bracket, Žalgiris Kaunas faced a tougher challenge in their semifinal series against 7bet-Lietkabelis Panevėžys. Although Žalgiris stumbled in game 3, losing narrowly with a score of 66-67, Mantas Rubštavičius stood out with 14 points for Panevėžys team. However, Žalgiris bounced back strongly in game 4, crushing their opponents with a commanding 95-66 victory. Tyler Cavanaugh led the charge for Žalgiris, contributing 16 points to the team's win.
Žalgiris' resilience and ability to respond to adversity allowed them to secure their place in the finals with a 3:1 series triumph.
The upcoming finals between Rytas and Žalgiris promises to be an electrifying clash. Rytas will aim to defend their championship title, while Žalgiris will be determined to claim the top honors.