Paulius Valinskas sends Lietkabelis to playoffs

2020-02-05T21:51:55+00:00 2020-02-05T22:47:06+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

05/Feb/20 21:51

Crazy game that clinches a Basketball Champions League Round of 16 berth for Lietkabelis.

By Eurohoops Team/

Three free throws sank by Paulius Valinskas with less than a second left made out a dramatic and clinching 69-68 victory for Lietkabelis over UNET Holon. Nenad Canak’s club claimed fourth place in Group A and advanced to the Round of 16 with the help of Dinamo Sassari that defeated BAXI Manresa in Spain.

Valinskas, 24, rounded up his effort to ten points producing the 17th lead change of the Basketball Champions League Regular Season Gameday 14 affair. Zeljko Sakic threw in a 17 points and nine rebounds. Tomas Dimsa added 16 points of his own at the Holon Toto Arena.

Joy for the visitors, but heartbreaking loss for Stefanos Dedas’ side on Wednesday. With Marcus Foster knocking down all of his eight twos en route for 17 points, the Israeli outlet seemed in control and in the playoffs up to the final second.

Third straight win and 7-7 W-L tally enough for Lietkabelis to advance. The hosts exited at 6-8.

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Photo Credit: Basketball Champions League