Grant rescues Neptunas' 100 per cent record

By Tom Webber 16 November 2016 53
Grant rescues Neptunas' 100 per cent record

Jerai Grant rescued Neptunas Klaipeda's 100 per cent record in the Basketball Champions League with a brilliant fourth-quarter display securing a 68-63 victory over PAOK.

The Lithuanian side trailed by seven points at the start of the final period, but 10 points from Grant swung the match in their favour for a fifth straight triumph.

Neptunas remain top of Group C and joined Besiktas Sompo Japan as the only two teams yet to lose in the campaign.

Le Mans Sarthe have control of Group B following a 79-66 victory over Pinar Karsiyaka, but Avtodor SaratovĀ kept pace with a 98-74 thumping of Maccabi Rand Media.

CSM CSU Oradea bounced back from defeat against Le Mans last time out to overcome Khimik, while Umana Reyer Venezia thrashed Kataja Basket 92-68 in Group B's other fixture.

Iberostar Tenerife suffered their second straight defeat, going down 66-62 to Telenet Oostende, with SIG Strasbourg drawing level with the Spaniards in Group D following a 68-59 win against Mega Leks.

Openjobmetis Varese suffered a fourth straight defeat at the hands of Rosa Radom, while EWE Baskets dispatched of struggling Muratbey Usak Sportif 65-60.

MHP RIESEN Ludwgsburg tightened things up at the top of Group E by beating AEKĀ 72-67, with just two points separating the pool's leading four.

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