Rytas survives Strasbourg’s big comeback

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08/Mar/22 22:02


Mindaugas Girdziunas banked in a triple with a few seconds remaining as Rytas survived Strasbourg’s huge comeback effort

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

SIG Strasbourg managed to bounce back from down 16 early in the fourth quarter but Rytas Vilnius somehow survived it and took a 73-71 road win.

After this outcome, both squads now hold a 2-2 record in Group L behind Lenovo Tenerife’s 3-0 at the top of the standings.

The French team recovered from 65-49 and even took the lead (71-70) with 23 seconds left, thanks to Jordan Howard’s three free throws. However, Mindaugas Girdziunas banked in a triple at the three-second mark to hand Rytas the victory.

That was Gidziunas’s fifth point and the first triple of the game after going 0-2 from deep. Margiris Normantas and Speedy Smith scored 12 each for the victors.

On the opposing side, Howard finished with 21 points while Ike Udanoh and Jean-Baptiste Maille had ten each.