Already in the middle of the month, Klaipėda, “Neptūnas” will start the Eurocup tournament matches versus Istanbul, “Galatasaray”. Good news to basketball fans is that all of the ULEB organization matches of “Neptūnas” are going to be aired by LRT television.
“Neptūnas” is an ambitious team, repeatedly demonstrated that especially at home it can admirably compete against powerful foreign teams. Last year’s international tournaments showed that the players of “Neptūnas” are real fighters. The LRT channel is pleased to be able to air the matches of an ambitious team,” said Ramūnas Grumbinas, LRT Sports Editing Producer.
He also emphasized that in the past year, “Neptūnas” stepped into the ranks of grand Lithuanian basketball teams - Kaunas, “Žalgiris” and Vilnius “Lietuvos rytas”.
It is no longer so that the leaders are from Kaunas or Vilnius; Klaipėda has repeatedly demonstrated that it can throw a serious challenge and equally fight with the above-mentioned teams. Because of that, it is only more interesting to basketball fans,” said R. Grumbinas.
Both home and road game matches of “Neptūnas” of Eurocup tournament will be aired via LRT culture channel.
“Neptūnas” starts the Eurocup tournament versus the powerful team Istanbul, “Galatasaray” on October 14th (Wednesday), 19:00, in “Švyturio Arena“.
Having been placed in the F group of the Eurocup tournament, “Neptūnas” will play two more games in October – on a road game versus Jerusalem, “Hapoel” (October 21th) and at home versus Volgograd, “Krasny Oktyabr” (October 28th).
In November the players from Klaipėda await the match on a road game versus Nizhny Novgorod, “Nizhny Novgorod” (November 4th) and a match at home versus Athens, “AEK” (November 11th) and the second regular-season cycle match on a road game versus “Galasaray” (November 18th), and a home match versus “Hapoel” (November 24th).
During the month of December the anticipated matches are versus “Krasny Okyabr” (December 2nd, in Russia), “Nizhny Novgorod” (December 9th, in Klaipėda) and Athens, “AEK” (December 16th, in a road game). With these matches the Eurocup tournament’s regular-season will come to an end. The best four teams out of six will advance to the next stage.