September 1st, 2011
The host of EuroBasket 2011 – Lithuania started to win their participation in the tournament after being beat Britain with 80:69 in the last match of Group ‘A’. Rimantas Kaukenas was most conducive to the success of his team – 16 points. The star of British Liol Deng scored 25 points and pulled 10 rebounds, and Daniel Clark and Joel Frylend added respectively 15 and 14 points. The match offered many emotions of fans in the hall, and the UK basketball for a moment not worried by more illustrious opponents. However, the break led Lithuania – 48:39, but in the third quarter the hosts made a series of errors and the result was reversed – 57:53 in favor of Liol Deng and company. The final ten minutes Lithuanians corrected his game without any problems and failed again to regain the lead and open difference of 11 points for the final 80:69.