Siauliai take back win against Jurmala

RADVILISKIS - Siauliai ended their region tour by taking revenge against the only team they had lost to earlier in the season, as they defeated Jurmala 87-83 after a close battle.


With an 8-1 record, Siauliai have now reached the top spot in Group A. On the other hand, this was just the first loss for Jurmala in eight games, and the Latvians are very much in control of their fate. They have a better series +/- score against Siauliai, having won the first game by 10.

There was no major swings in the game, as it was one of the closest games of the season with a total of 12 lead changes and the score tied on another 12 occasions. Jurmala had the largest lead of the game at eight points, taking advantage of second chance points on numerous occasions. The fact that Laurynas Birutis had to sit out a game due to an illness helped Jurmala's cause.

Nevertheless, a poor showing from the Latvian side's starting unit would not allow them to use the opportunity and remain undefeated.

Nicholas Zeisloft put up 21 points to lead his team in this category, while Donatas Sabeckis helped out carrying the scoring load. He had 16 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists. Vytautas Sarakauskas added 15 points to the tally, while Akeem Wright ended up with 12 points, 8 rebounds and 6 turnovers.

For Jurmala, Ivars Zvigurs had a great game, scoring 22 points and taring down 6 rebounds. Denis Krestinin added 15 points and 10 boards to the tally, while Arturs Strelnieks ended up with 11.