Ignas Brazdeikis powers Lithuania to a blowout win against Latvia

2022-06-26 18:41
Credit: BNS

The Lithuanian NT defeated the Latvian NT in a friendly game in Siauliai with strong performances from Gytis Masiulis and Ignas Brazdeikis 98-62 (23-15, 28-22, 16-16, 31-9).

Lithuania have closed the game at the start of the fourth quarter with a run of 13-1. During that run, Marius Grigonis converted on a 3-point play, which gave Lithuania a 23-point lead with 7:44 to go in the game.

Latvia tried to make a comeback in the third quarter with the efforts of Rihards Lomazs and Andrejs Grazulis, who reduced Latvia's deficit to 13 points with a layup in the last minute of the third quarter.

Ignas Brazdeikis

Ignas  Brazdeikis
Ignas  Brazdeikis
MIN: 12.75
PTS: 5 (46.36%)
REB: 1.71
As: 0.88
ST: 0.24
BL: 0.07
TO: 0.4
GM: 42


In the second quarter, Lithuania increased their lead with hot shooting from the 3-point line. Gytis Masiulis made two 3-pointers in the last minute of the second quarter and gave Lithuania a 16-point lead (51-35). Masiulis scored 15 points in the second quarter alone.

Lithuania started the game in high gear. Led by Ignas Brazdeikis, who scored 10 points in the first quarter, Lithuania gained an early lead 10-point lead (18-8) after Arnas Velicka free throws with 2:46 left in the first quarter. 

Lithuania to the victory was led by Ignas Brazdeikis with 17 points (5/8 2PT, 2/3 3PT, 1/1 FT), 3 rebounds, and 3 assists.

For Latvia, Rihards Lomazs added 14 points (3/5 2PT, 0/3 3PT, 8/10 FT), 2 assists, and 1 rebound. 

Lithuania: Ignas Brazdeikis 17, Gytis Masiulis 17, Tomas Dimsa 11, Donatas Sabeckis 9, Marius Grigonis 8 (5 AST);

Latvia: Rihards Lomazs 14, Davis Bertans 10, Andrejs Grazulis 8 (5 REB).

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