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Group:  A | 15.12.2004, 18:45h
Group:  A | 15.12.2004, 18:45h
79-53
20 - 1619 - 1519 - 1021 - 12
20 - 1619 - 1519 - 1021 - 12
Venue: Vilnius (LTU) |
Spectators: 1500 |
Referees: Apostolos Kalpakas (SWE), Sergey Krug (RUS)

GAME REPORT


Lietuvos Telekomas 79 vs. TS Wisla Can-Pack 53

Lietuvos Telekomas took the lead and control early in the game. TS Wisla Krakow never even managed to get close to the Lithuanian champions.

The first half was rather nervous for the Lietuvos Telekomas players as they tried to show the best possible game. This was the way in which they wanted to tell their fans that last week’s huge defeat in Brno was just an accident and nothing more. The result of this over-motivation were many missed easy shots, with the consequence that the Lithuanians were not able enlarge their lead.

In the second half Lietuvos Telekomas made it clear that the visitors wouldn't have any chances of winning the game. The Lithuanians extended their 8-points halftime lead to 26 and secured themselves an easy win.

Jurgita Streimikyte-Virbickiene was the best scorer of the game with 22 points and 9 rebounds while EuroLeague leading scorer Katie Douglas was just a step behind her. The American guard posted a rarely seen double-double with 21 points and a EuroLeague season-high 11(!) steals.

This win secured the second place in Group A for Lietuvos Telekomas before the second round.

The team from Vilnius will now have two very important road games in Valenciennes and Sopron. These games could become decisive for the final standings.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Lietuvos Telekomas vs. TS Wisla Can-Pack

Algirdas Paulauskas, head coach, Lietuvos Telekomas:

"My players wanted to make a comeback after the defeat in Brno and were nervous in the beginning. This is why we missed so many lay-ups in the first half. The second half looked exactly the way I wanted it to."

Jurgita Štreimikyte-Virbickiene, Lietuvos Telekomas:

"We were keen to show what we are really able to do after the defeat last week. I am happy that we did it."

Arkadiusz Koniecki, head coach, TS Wisla:

"My team did not play in this game. Sometimes it looked like the players were thinking about the upcoming holidays and not about the game, especially the American players. I think Jurgita Streimikyte-Virbickiene was the best player of the game and I would give 10 of my players just to have Jurgita in my team."

Accumulated statistics

43.7%

31/71
FG
M/A

32.8%

20/61

47.9%

23/48
FG2P
M/A

32.0%

16/50

34.8%

8/23
FG3P
M/A

36.4%

4/11

75.0%

9/12
FT
M/A

64.3%

9/14

48

16/32
RT
RO/RD

35

11/24

15

AS

8

16

TO

22

18

ST

10

4

BS

1

14

PF

14

79

Pts

53

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