Marcus Foster takes down Zalgiris and sends LKL finals to do-or-die Game 5

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Nikola Miloradovic

08/Jun/23 20:08

Rytas survived Game 4 thanks to last seconds layup from Marcus Foster

By Eurohoops Team/

Rytas Vilnius defeated Zalgiris Kaunas 69-68 in Game 4 of the Betsafe-LKL finals, thanks to Marcus Foster’s layup with less than two seconds on the clock, and tied the series to 2-2, sending it to do-or-die Game 5, scheduled for Saturday at 16.00 CET in Zalgirio Arena.

Jaime Echenique was the top scorer of the winning side with 18 points, while Rytas’ hero Foster finished the match with 16 points and eight assists. Evaldas Kairys added 11 points.

As for Zalgiris, Isaiah Taylor had 14 points, Ignas Brazdeikis scored 13, and Arnas Butkevicius finished with a double-double of 11 points and ten rebounds.

Zalgiris was in control during the first half, gaining an early 12-point lead in the opening quarter and maintaining a double-digit surplus for most of the second period, having a 40-32 lead at the break.

Rytas pushed hard in the third period and came within just two points, but the guests repelled the hosts’ push and entered the decisive 10 minutes with a 50-45 lead. It was an actual battle in the final quarter, and Foster’s layup with 1,9 seconds on the clock gave Rytas the lead and eventual victory.

LKL finals

Game 1: Zalgiris – Rytas 108-93
Game 2: Rytas – Zalgiris 94-71
Game 3: Zalgiris – Rytas 95-80
Game 4: Rytas – Zalgiris 69-68
Game 5: June 10, 16.00 CET