EuroView: Brandt to face Motum in Lithuanian…

It will be Angus Brandt's BC Neptunas Klaipeda taking on Brock Motum's BC Zalgiris Kaunas in the Lithuanian 7-game championship series after Neptunas defeated Lietuvos Rytas 72-73 in a thrilling duel to qualify. After trailing 2-0, Lietuvos Rytas tied the series up at 2-2 to set up a tantalising game five decider. In a display of contrasting styles, Neptunas took their chances from behind the arc (10/24 3PT) while Lietuvos Rytas hit just three three-pointers and went 25/33 at the charity stripe. Brandt played his role for Neptunas in contributing 8 points (4/5 FG), 3 rebounds and 1 assist. The reward for grinding out the tense series is an encounter with the dominant BC Zalgiris Kaunas in the LKL Finals. I will be a tough series for Neptunas, who struggled against Zalgiris all season in losing all four games in the regular season. With Zalgiris sweeping the playoffs thus far, both teams are peaking at the right time of the season.

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