After losing to Valencia in the Eurocup semifinal, Lietuvos Rytas bounced back in the bronze-medal game, defeating Spartak 71-62 (24-10, 16-20, 15-14, 16-18) and finished the tournament on a high note in Khimki on Sunday.
Unlike in the game against Valencia, Lietuvos Rytas started the match well, taking an early double-digit lead and bombarding the opponents with three-point shots and finishing the first quarter with a 14-point advantage.
Jonas Valanciunas, who had an off-game in the semifinal, had a nice game against Spartak finishing with a game-high ranking of 27, with 10 points, 12 rebounds and 3 blocked shots in his account.
Lietuvos Rytas guard Renaldas Seibutis, who was named to the All-Eurocup first team together Jonas Valanciunas, also had a good bounce-back game, scoring 21 points, while Aleksandar Rasic and Mindaugas Katelynas chipped in with 12 and 10 points respectively.
Patrick Beverley led the Russian side with 18 points, Vladimir Dragicevic scored 17, while Valery Likhodei and Yotam Halperin chipped in with eight points each.