Lithuania brought proceedings in Panevezys to an end with a 98-69 victory over Portugal.

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Martynas Pocius and Saunas Jasikevicius led Lietuva with 14 points each. Carlos Andrade led all scorers in vain for Portugal with 16.

Mantas Kalnietas put the hosts 10-4 up early doors with a jumper from just inside the key, but Portugal responded with a mini run that was finished with a three from Joao Santos, which tied the game at 12.

Lithuania fired 10 unanswered points to put them 22-12 to the good. They led after one, 26-16 and looked comfortable.

Portugal, yet to make their mark, hit back and a pair of Pilipe Da Silva free-throws tied the game at 35.


Lithuania took the lead again through Kalnietas, and never looked back. Leading 41-35 at the half.

The hosts then posted a 19-6 run to pull away as Portugal began reliant on three-pointers

“We were very happy to end our time in Panevezys with a win against a tough Portugal side,” Surunas Jasikevicius said.