Dynamo nab first victory in Kedainiai

KEDAINIAI ­– There is now one less team without a single victory after Dynamo Moscow overtook Nevezis 90-86 (19-18; 26-13; 23-29; 22-26), who now remain the only team throughout the league with zero wins.


The Russian side finally stole one away after a four-game drought, while Nevezis feeds the bottom of Group C with five losses.

It was a tie duel for the first fifteen minutes of the game, as the two sides couldn’t split apart, but halfway through the second quarter Dynamo Moscow fired away. They ran off to a 16-0 run and were already ahead by 14 at halftime.

However, soon the lead vanished, as Nevezis responded with an 8-0 run of their own. The margin then rose back up with an impressive series of plays by the visitors, who were once again up by 16 with three minutes remaining in the third period.

A series of three-pointers closed the gap back to 8 before the end of the quarter and 3 minutes in, had already tied the game. But once again, Dynamo Moscow ran away with an 8-0 stretch that made life a bit more comfortable. With a minute on the clock, the two teams were again separated by only two points but the Russians played out the final seconds strongly and reached a tough-earned victory.

Former Point Guard of the Brooklyn Nets, Tyshawn Taylor, delivered a great game today, as he tallied 22 points. Pavel Groymko added 18 points and 9 rebounds, while Evgeny Karpeko chipped in with 15. Alimdzan Fediushkin ended the game with 11 points.

Marcus Monroe was outstanding for Nevezis, who just recently had a change in coaching staff. The American scored 17 points, tore down 6 rebounds, dished out 6 assists and tallied 4 steals. Justas Tamulis was the top scorer in the team with 19 points, Alexander Klyuev added 15 points and 8 rebounds, while Rytis Biliartas had 12 points to his name. Roderick Camphor finished the game with 10 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists.