Of their second skilled recreation in Lithuania, this one coming towards improved competitors within the Lithuanian league, the Ball brothers failed to attain.
LiAngelo performed 9 minutes and LaMelo logged simply 5 in Vytautas’ 95-86 highway loss at Lietkabelis.
The 2 brothers mixed for 29 factors of their debut on Tuesday in a Large Baller Showcase recreation — a five-game “pleasant” sequence designed to play towards second-tier groups that includes solely youngsters.
Vytautas coach Virginijus Seskus instructed ESPN he wasn’t certain how a lot he’d be capable to play LiAngelo, 19, and LaMelo, 16, in Lithuanian league video games — the place the competitors is upgraded and there are fewer gamers their very own age.
Of their first Lithuanian league recreation, which counts within the standings, LiAngelo and LaMelo spent the vast majority of the time on the bench. LiAngelo was Zero-for-Three from the sector whereas LaMelo was Zero-for-Four. The duo mixed to overlook all 5 of their Three-pointers.
Vytautas entered the sport in final place within the Lithuanian league with a Four-13 document. Lietkabelis is in fourth with a 12-6 mark.
Vytautas’ subsequent recreation is Monday within the Large Baller Showcase at residence towards Lietuvos Rytas’ second workforce.