By Eurohooops team / email@example.com
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.