Credit: FIBA
Credit FIBA

Besiktas Icrypex (2-1) edged out Rytas Vilnius (1-2) 82-79 (22-6, 22-21, 11-21, 21-14, 5-5, 8-5) to get the second victory in the Basketball Champions League.

Player of the Game
Dedric  Lawson
EFF
25
Dedric Lawson
Points 17
Accuracy 8-12
Rebounds 12
Assists 5

Besiktas led the way in the fourth quarter, having 4 points advantage with 1:20 to go (69-65). However, Rytas did not raise a white flag. Gytis Radzevicius hit a crucial trey to reduce the deficit to just one point in the next attack (68-69).

Both teams could not put the ball into the basket in the last 65 seconds. Though, Ivan Buva saved the day for Rytas, drawing a foul with 3 seconds to play. He converted only one free throw from the charity stripe to tie the game at 69. The last Egehan Arna's three-pointer was off the mark.

The first overtime went neck to neck. Isaiah Whitehead created a 2-point lead for Besiktas with 1:10 to go (74-72). Margiris Normantas tied the game at 74 with 56 seconds on the clock. Both clubs had chances to win the game but the shots were not falling.

In the second overtime, the Turkish squad built a 5-point advantage (79-74) but Rytas had an opportunity to send the game to the third overtime. However, Mindaugas Girdziunas' shot from behind the arc did not reach the goal (79-82). Besiktas got a very tough W.

Besiktas had a very strong start of the game, leading by 22 points in the second period (38-16). Nevertheless, the Lithuanian team came back and erased the deficit to 7 points at the end of the third period (48-55).

Besiktas were led by Trevon Bluiett who posted 21 points (4/7 2PT, 3/6 3PT, 4/5 FT), 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, and 22 PIR.

For Rytas, Margiris Normantas was a top scorer, accumulating 18 points (2/3 2PT, 3/8 3PT, 5/5 FT), 1 rebound, 2 assists, 1 steal, and 14 PIR.

Besiktas: Trevon Bluiett 21 (6 REB), Dedric Lawson 17 (12 REB, 5 AST), Isaiah Whitehead 16 (9 AST).

Rytas: Margiris Normantas 18, Gytis Radzevicius 13, Mindaugas Girdziunas 13 (5 AST),, Ivan Buva 12 (8 REB). 

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Stambulo Besiktas
Vilniaus Rytas
49%
33/68
Field goals
36%
26/73
42
Rebounds
40
23
Assists
20
10
Steals
8
25
Fouls
21
55%
26/47
2-pointers
40%
18/45

Best players

Trevon  Bluiett
21 PTS
7/13 FG
4/5 FT
Margiris  Normantas
18 PTS
5/11 FG
5/5 FT
Dedric  Lawson
12 REB
10 DREB
2 OREB
Ivan  Buva
8 REB
6 DREB
2 OREB
Isaiah  Whitehead
9 As
3 TO
44 MIN
Rytas Vilnius
Few players
5 As
Dedric  Lawson
25 EFF
70% 2P%
50% 3P%
Gytis  Radzevičius
16 EFF
- 2P%
75% 3P%