Credit: BNS
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In Game 4 of the Lithuanian Basketball League finals, Rytas Vilnius defeated Lietkabelis Panevezys in a hard battle on the court. Coach Zibenas' side conquered the win through their defense in an exciting ending with the final score of 78-77 (19-22, 28-16, 7-20, 24-19). Rytas lead the series 3-1.

2-pointers this season

Points made: 18,0
Accuracy: 49,2%
Place in standings: 21
Record max: 25
Record min: 11
Most made 2FGs: Ivan Buva

The next match will take place on Tuesday, 7th June in Vilnius.

Gediminas Orelik made a 3-pointer, Dovydas Giedraitis added a jumper, and Lietkabelis' lead grew to 7 points (76-69) with 1:47 left.

But Rytas responded with a quick 9-1 run, and after Arnas Butkevicius' dunk on a fast break grabbed a 1-point lead (78-77) for the visitors with 15 seconds left.

Lietkabelis had their last possession, but Dovydas Giedraitis and Djordje Gagic's shots were off the mark, and Rytas celebrated a dramatic road victory by 1 point.

Kenneth Smith was the top performer for Rytas, accumulating 18 points (4/6 2PT, 2/6 3PT, 4/4 FT), 8 assists, 5 rebounds, and 23 PIR.

On the opposing side, Gediminas Orelik (16 PIR) and Panagiotis Kalaitzakis (6 REB) scored 17 points each.

Rytas reached the double-digit lead at the beginning of the third quarter (52-41), but Lietkabelis responded immediately.

Gediminas Orelik, Panagiotis Kalaitzakis, and Vytenis Lipkevicius orchestrated a huge 15-0 run to retake the lead for visiting team (56-52) to finish the third quarter.

Rytas: Kenneth Smith 18 (8 AST, 8 REB, 23 PIR), Margiris Normantas 13, Arnas Butkevicius 12 (5 REB, 5 AST and 20 PIR).

Lietkabelis: Gediminas Orelik 17, Panagiotis Kalaitzakis 17 (6 REB), Kristupas Zemaitis 11.


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