The Riley-Hands duo gives PAOK the win against Rytas Vilnius

2023-01-11T20:38:17+00:00 2023-01-11T21:54:27+00:00.

Cesare Milanti

11/Jan/23 20:38

The American guards of PAOK tie the series with the Lithuanian side in the 2022-23 Basketball Champions League

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In a very balanced Game 2, PAOK managed to tie the best-of-three series against Rytas Vilnius, getting the 81-78 home victory after losing Game 1.

Starting off the bench, Jaylen Hands was impressive for the whole game, scoring 20 points and tying the game with a layup with 01:38 left in the fourth quarter.

Jalen Riley, instead, gave PAOK the victory by scoring a dagger with 00:14 left. The former VEF Riga had 15 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists, scoring 4/9 from beyond the arc.

Marcus Foster was unstoppable for the Lithuanian team. The former Panathinaikos shooting guard produced a losing effort of 31 points with 10/20 from the field.

Martynas Echodas and Benedek Varadi added 12 points each for the away team, but they weren’t enough.

The black-and-white Greek team scored only 53.85% at the line but was way better than Rytas Vilnius at the three-point line (14/30 vs 7/26). They were better in points from the bench (36 vs 22) as well.

The winner of this series will meet Telekom Baskets Bonn, BAXI Manresa, and the winner of the best-of-three series between Bahcesehir and Filou Oostende in Group J of the Round of 16.

PHOTO CREDIT: Basketball Champions League