BC Siauliai climbed into second place in Group D of the EuroCup on Wednesday, after claiming an emphatic 92-62 victory over Maccabi Rishon Le Zion at the Sporto Mokykla Saule.
Darius Pakamanis top scored with 27 points and four rebounds for the hosts, who will have all eyes on France for the rest of the evening, where BCM Gravelines can qualify for the next round with a win over group leaders Akasvayu Girona.
Spain ace Marc Gasol recorded a double-double as Akasvayu Girona swept aside Maccabi Rishon Le Zion 99-82 to book their place in the next round of the EuroCup.
Gasol, who helped Spain to gold at this summer's FIBA World Championship, scored 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Akasvayu recorded their fourth successive win in Group D.
The fifth week in the Israeli Basketball Super League did not bring good news for the clubs competing in the EuroCup.
Ironi Nahariya saw their perfect record disappear with a road loss to powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv, while Rishon LeZion lost at home, for the first time this season, to Ironi Ramat Gan.
BCM Gravelines endured the slowest of starts and paid the price for it dearly as Maccabi Rishon Le Zion all but secured victory in their EuroCup Group D clash in the first quarter.
Rishon scored the game's first 15 points and rolled to a 90-62 triumph in one of the most lopsided games of this year's competition.
Maccabi Rishon Le Zion
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