KLAIPEDA – Lithuania’s National Basketball Team beat Poland’s national team 59-58 on Friday at Svyturys Arena in Klaipeda in their first exhibition game of the 2017 season.
Jonas Valanciunas was the teams top scorer with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Artūras Gudaitis scored 11 points, Eimantas Bendžius got 9, Mindaugas Kuzminskas – 6 , Deividas Gailius and Artūras Milaknis each had 5, Lukas Lekavičius – 4, Martynas Gecevičius – 3, Edgaras Ulanovas – 2.
Lithuania will next play Georgia in an exhibition game on Saturday.
These exhibitions games are in preparation for EuroBasket 2017 European basketball championship which begins Aug. 31.