Credit: BNS
Credit BNS

Czech Republic (3-3) has beaten Lithuania (5-1) 83-72 (23-13, 22-19, 16-20, 22-20) with a strong effort in the first and fourth quarters of the FIBA World Cup 2023 European Qualifiers game and gave Lithuania its first loss in the F group.

Player of the Game
Tomas  Kyzlink
EFF
20
Tomas Kyzlink
Points 18
Accuracy 8-10
Rebounds 5
Assists 5

Czech Republic had a strong finish to the third quarter and gained a crucial 9-point lead before the last quarter (61-52) after Patrik Auda's last-second layup in the quarter.

Lithuania did not manage to get any closer for most of the last quarter, and behind Tomas Kyzlink and Tomas Satoransky's efforts the Czech Republic closed out the game without much trouble.

Lithuania started the third quarter with a 10-0 run to close the gap to three points (45-42) after Ignas Brazdeikis' 3-pointer with 6:27 left in the quarter.

Czech Republic started the first quarter strongly and managed to build a 10-point lead in the first ten minutes mostly thanks to Tomas Satoransky's efforts, who had 7 points in the quarter.

In the second quarter, Lithuania did not manage to get any closer and had a 13-point deficit after the first half.

Czech Republic was led by the new FC Barcelona signing, Tomas Satoransky who had 21 points (4/8 2PT, 2/2 3PT, 7/7 FT), 4 assists, 3 rebounds, and 6 turnovers.

For Lithuania Ignas Brazdeikis had 16 points (3/6 2PT, 3/4 3PT, 1/2 FT), 1 rebound, and 1 steal.

Czech Republic: Tomas Satoransky 21, Tomas Kyzlink 18 (5 AST, 5 REB), Patrik Auda 14, David Jelinek 10;

Lithuania: Ignas Brazdeikis 16, Marius Grigonis 11 (9 AST), Gytis Masiulis 10 , Laurynas Birutis 9 (6 REB).

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Lithuania
Czech Republic
38%
22/58
Field goals
53%
32/60
31
Rebounds
38
16
Assists
22
7
Steals
5
43
Efficiency
70
27
Fouls
26

Best players

Ignas  Brazdeikis
16 PTS
6/10 FG
1/2 FT
Tomas  Satoransky
21 PTS
6/10 FG
7/7 FT
Laurynas  Birutis
6 REB
1 DREB
5 OREB
Ondrej  Balvin
7 REB
6 DREB
1 OREB
Marius  Grigonis
9 As
3 TO
28 MIN
Tomas  Kyzlink
5 As
1 TO
23 MIN
Laurynas  Birutis
9 EFF
50% 2P%
- 3P%
Tomas  Kyzlink
20 EFF
100% 2P%
0% 3P%