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Lithuanian League Finals, Game 7: May 24, 2010
Lietuvos Rytas Champ Lithuanian Cup 2010 (photo bc.lrytas.lt)Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius successfully defended the Lithuanian League championship on Monday after holding off archrival Zalgiris 80-71 in a do-or-die Game 7 of the finals. Milko Bjelica scored 24 points to lead the winners, as the club claimed its fifth Lithuanian League crown and won in back-to-back seasons for the first time. The victory also guaranteed head coach Rimas Kurtinaitis's team a spot in the Euroleague next season. Kenan Bajramovic and Martynas Gecevicius added 15 points apiece and Igor Milosevic had 10 for the champs. Aleksandar Capin led Zalgiris with 15 points and Mantas Kalnietis scored 13. Zalgiris started well and led 6-14 late in the first quarter before Bajramovic got hot and pushed the score to 15-16 after 10 minutes. Zalgiris again ran out to a promising lead, 17-25, however L. Rytas scored the next 9 points and the home side took a 35-34 lead into halftime. A Dainius Salenga layup midway through the third quarter gave Zalgiris its final lead, 39-40. Steponas Babrauskas followed with a jumper and Vidas Ginevicius added a triple in a 10-0 charge that gave L. Rytas the lead for good. The scoreboard showed 54-43 at the end of the third quarter and despite Zalgiris's best efforts, it could do no more than trade baskets in the fourth quarter. L. Rytas upped its lead to 15 with six minutes to go as it began counting down the minutes to the title. MORE


Lithuanian League, Final Playoffs, best of 7 games
Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Game 7
4 Lietuvos Rytas (1) 77 75 83 70 89 63 80
3 Zalgiris (2) 90 64 81 83 75 77 71
3 3rd place Siauliai (3) 104 97 87 x x
0 3rd place Juventus(4) 75 94 67 x x
Lithuanian League Champion 2009-10: Lietuvos Rytas

Semifinals Playoffs, best of 3 games
Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
2 Lietuvos Rytas (1) 108 84 x
0 Juventus (4) 61 63 x
2 Zalgiris (2) 83 86 x
0 Siauliai (3) 81 78 x

Quarterfinals Playoffs, best of 3 games
Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
2 Lietuvos Rytas (1) 92 89 x
0 Perlas (8) 86 61 x
2 Juventus (4) 78 72 x
0 Neptunas (5) 66 70 x
2 Zalgiris (2) 89 100 x
0 Rudupis (7) 54 77 x
2 Siauliai (3) 113 107 x
0 Techasas (4) 89 70 x

Final and 3rd place, Playoffs round games
Game 1 Lietuvos Rytas vs. Zalgiris 77-90 May 4
Game 1 Siauliai vs. Juventus 104-75 May 5
Game 2 Zalgiris vs. Lietuvos Rytas 64-75 May 7
Game 2 Juventus vs. Siauliai 94-97 May 8
Game 3 Lietuvos Rytas vs. Zalgiris 83-81 May 10
Game 3 Siauliai vs. Juventus 87-67 May 12
Game 4 Zalgiris vs. Lietuvos Rytas 83-70 May 13
Game 5 Lietuvos Rytas vs. Zalgiris 89-75 May 17
Game 6 Zalgiris vs. Lietuvos Rytas 77-63 May 20
Game 7 Lietuvos Rytas vs. Zalgiris 80-71 May 24

Semifinals Playoffs round games
Game 1 Lietuvos Rytas vs. Juventus 108-61 April 19
Game 1 Zalgiris vs. Siauliai 83-81 April 20
Game 2 Juventus vs. Lietuvos Rytas 63-84 April 28
Game 2 Siauliai vs. Zalgiris 78-86 April 28

Quarterfinals Playoffs round games
Game 1 Lietuvos Rytas vs. Perlas 92-86 April 7
Game 1 Zalgiris vs. Rudupis 89-54 April 6
Game 1 Siauliai vs. Techasas 113-89 April 9
Game 1 Juventus vs. Neptunas 78-66 April 10
Game 2 Perlas vs. Lietuvos Rytas 61-89 April 11
Game 2 Rudupis vs. Zalgiris 77-100 April 17
Game 2 Techasas vs. Siauliai 70-107 April 13
Game 2 Neptunas vs. Juventus 70-72 April 14

Lithuanian League, Regular Season, Game 26: April 2-3, 2010

LAST GAME GAME 26
April 2-3, 2010
Day Match Result
Apr. 2 Alytus vs. Nevezis 84-71
Apr. 2 Juventus vs. Rudupis 76-71
Apr. 2 Siauliai vs. Suduva 103-77
Apr. 2 Techasas vs. Sakalai 87-90
Apr. 3 Siauliai vs. Nevezis 99-79
Apr. 3 Lietuvos Rytas vs. Zalgiris 90-81
NEXT GAME
Quarterfinal Playoffs
Day Match
- L. Rytas (1) vs. Perlas (8)
- Zalgiris (2) vs. Rudupis (7)
- Siauliai (3) vs. Techasas (6)
- Juventus(4) vs. Neptunas(5)
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STANDINGS TG W L P+ P-
1 Lietuvos rytas 24 23 1 2203 1617
2 Žalgiris 24 22 2 2033 1615
3 Šiauliai 24 19 5 2172 1800
4 Juventus 24 13 11 1812 1834
5 Neptunas 24 11 13 1764 1934
6 Techasas 24 11 13 1853 2061
7 Rudupis 24 11 13 1860 1865
8 Perlas 24 11 13 1896 1891
9 Sakalai 24 10 14 1932 1980
10 Suduva 24 8 16 1968 2172
11 Alytus 24 6 18 1810 2114
12 Nevežis 24 6 18 1752 1927
13 Aisciai 24 5 19 1838 2083


Lithuanian League, Season 2009-10
Another Lithuanian League season starts with two main candidates to fight for the title. It would be a major surprise if Zalgiris or Lietuvos Rytas did not make it to the finals at the end of the season. Zalgiris hopes to bounce back from a very rare title-free season with Marcus Brown back in the team. Zalgiris also landed Mirza Begic and Travis Watson in addition to hanging on to Mantas Kalnietis, Dainius Salenga and Tadas Klimavicius. Defending champion L. Rytas underwent severe roster changes, but just as usual, the club moved early in the off-season market to sign Bojan Popovic, Dejan Borovnjak and Aron Baynes. L. Rytas also kept Arturas Jomantas, Steponas Babrauskas, Donatas Zavackas and Milko Bjelica. As usual, Siauliai is the main outsider after finishing third overall for eight consecutive seasons. Siauliai starts the 2009-10 season with arguably its most competitive roster ever, featuring Matt Kingsley, Brandon Brown, Derrick Low, Arvydas Siksnius, Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Vytautas Sarakauskas as its main stars. Nevezis, Sakalai and Rudupis Prienu are likely to fight for the other semifinals spot, but when all is said and done, Zalgiris and L. Rytas should be the ones in the finals.

Lithuanian League Finals, Game 2: May 7, 2010

May 12, 2010 by Euroleague.net Print
Kenan Bajramovic - Lietuvos RytasLietuvos Rytas bounced back from its initial loss in the best-of-seven Lithuanian League finals by downing archrivals Zalgiris 64-75 in Kaunas on Friday. Series is tied at 1-1 and L. Rytas has regained the home court advantage, as it hosts Game 3 in Vilnius on Monday. Kenan Bajramovic paced the winners with 24 points on 8-of-9 two-pointers. Martynas Gecevicius added 18, Arturas Jomantas had 13 while Milko Bjelica got 10 for L. Rytas. Dainius Salenga had 15 points for Zalgiris while Mantas Kalnietis added 12 for the hosts. A late basket by Jomantas gave L. Rytas a 17-19 edge after 10 minutes. L. Rytas used a 2-13 run that Gecevicius capped with a triple to break the game open, 26-37, late in the first half. Nothing changed from that moment, as Zalgiris only managed to get within single digits, 62-69, with 58 seconds left. Free throws by Donatas Zavackas and Gecevicius kept L. Rytas out of trouble for good. In the best-of-five third place playoff series, Siauliai edged Juvtnus 94-97 in Game 2 to get a 2-0 lead. Mindaugas Kuzminskas led the winners with 23 points. Deivydas Gailius added 14, Derrick Low and Arvydas Siksnius each had 11 while Vytautas Sarakauskas got 10 for Siauliai. Darius Pakamakis missed a three-point shot at the buzzer that would have taken the game to overtime.


Record Team Game 1 Game 2 G. 3 G. 4 G. 5 G. 6 G. 7
1 Lietuvos Rytas (1) 77 75 May10 May13 May17 *May20 *May24
1 Zalgiris (2) 90 64 - - - - -
2 3rd place Siauliai (3) 104 97 May12 *May15 *May18
0 3rd place Juventus(4) 75 94 - - -

Final and 3rd place, Playoffs round games
Game 1 Lietuvos Rytas vs. Zalgiris 77-90 May 4
Game 1 Siauliai vs. Juventus 104-75 May 5
Game 2 Zalgiris vs. Lietuvos Rytas 64-75 May 7
Game 2 Juventus vs. Siauliai 94-97 May 8
Game 3 Lietuvos Rytas vs. Zalgiris 0-0 May 10
Game 3 Siauliai vs. Juventus 0-0 May 12
Game 4 Zalgiris vs. Lietuvos Rytas 0-0 May 13
Game 4 Juventus vs. Siauliai 0-0 *May 15
Game 5 Lietuvos Rytas vs. Zalgiris 0-0 May 17
Game 5 Siauliai vs. Juventus 0-0 *May 18
Game 6 Zalgiris vs. Lietuvos Rytas 0-0 *May 20
Game 7 Lietuvos Rytas vs. Zalgiris 0-0 *May 24