By Eurohoops Team/ email@example.com
Leading from the beginning until the end, Rytas Vilnius can celebrate after beating PAOK 82-63 in front of its audience.
Marcus Foster was the hero of the home side, ending the game with 19 points and 7/14 from the field. Despite recording 6 turnovers, he was the heart and soul of Rytas Vilnius.
Martynas Echodas and Elvar Fridriksson with good performances. The Lithuanian center had 16 points and 7 rebounds, while the Icelandic playmaker ended with 12 points and 6 assists.
Jalen Riley gave his all, producing a performance of 21 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, and 5/9 from beyond the arc. He also had 6 turnovers, but he was the only player on the Greek team in double digits.
Without the best Jaylen Hands, Nate Renfro was the second-best player on Aristeidis Lykogiannis’ team. The former Austin Spurs player had 4 points and 7 rebounds.
After a pretty balanced first half (41-37), Rytas Vilnius produced a 22-13 run in the third period to go away with the final victory. They were better than the opponents in any statistical voice.
The red-and-white team joins Telekom Baskets Bonn, BAXI Manresa, and Bahcesehir in Group J of the Round of 16 after the Turkish team’s win against Filou Oostende.
PHOTO CREDIT: Basketball Champions League