By Johnny Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Rytas Vilnius edging SIG Strasbourg Tuesday was a direct result of Mindaugas Girdziunas hitting the game-winning three-pointer at Rhenus Sport. The experienced guard had a total of five points in the Basketball Champions League Round of 16 Gameday 4 fixture but he surely made the last three points count. He secured first place in the Top 5 of the Week, in the process.
Another game-winning effort covered the second spot. Cincinnati product Troy Caupain powering through the defense managed to hand Darussafaka the win by the slimmest possible margin over Tofas Bursa. His team-high 18 points combined with six rebounds, four assists, and one steal.
Back in familiar ground, becoming part of a highlight reel, Michale Kyser flew to the receiving end of Guy Pnini’s assist to chip in a super dunk. Hapoel U-NET Holon split wins with Galatasaray Nef in a Group I home-and-away series stretching Tuesday to Thursday.
Back to Tuesday’s all-Turkish affair of Gameday 4, Pako Cruz throwing the ball up in the air and Jeremy Simmons dunking in style was awarded fourth place in the Top 5 but they were not enough for Tofas to move up to 4-0 in Group J. Instead, the Bursa club dropped to 3-1.
Rounding up the Top 5 was former Nevada standout Cameron Oliver combining a 19-point effort with a block against veteran Andrija Stipanovic. Unicaja beating U-BT Cluj Napoca knotted both sides at 2-1 in Group K.
The Basketball Champions League Week 4 Top 5:
— Basketball Champions League (@BasketballCL) March 11, 2022
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