Juskevicius, Kuzminskas pace Lithuania to win over Italy

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Antigoni Zachari

03/Sep/17 19:12

Eurohoops.net

Lithuania beat Italy on Sunday evening and now holds a 2-1 record in the competition.

By Eurohooops team / info@eurohoops.net

Lithuania prevailed over Italy with 78-73 and reached its second consecutive win. Italy now stands at 2-1.

The star: Adas Juskevicius led the winners with 20 points. Juskevicius, who came in as a last-minute replacement after Lukas Lekavicius’ injury has played a key role for the team so far.

Turning point: The Lithuanian squad managed to have an offensive outbreak during the second period, leading 41-32 at halftime. Despite an attempt to trim the deficit, Italy was still down 57-49 after 30 minutes.

Key players: Mindaugas Kuzminskas contributed 14 points for Lithuania, Jonas Valanciunas had 13, while Mantas Kalnietis added 12 more. For Italy, Gigi Datome led with 24 points.

Notable moments: Marco Belinelli achieved one great milestone with the Italian NT, as he reached the 2,000-point mark.

(Photo: FIBA)