The two teams could only be separated after overtime.
Cluj, Lietkabelis set scoring records in Round 9 clash
In arguably one of the best BKT EuroCup games in recent history, U-BT Cluj-Napoca downed 7bet-Lietkabelis Panevezys 120-111 at home in overtime to go up to 7-2 in the standings, setting several club records in the process.
Cluj shattered the club's scoring record, breaking the 100-point mark for the first time, while its 120 points are the seventh-best scoring mark in competition history. ALBA Berlin recorded the highest-ever total with 141 points in its classic five-overtime showdown against Bosna Sarajevo on December 4, 2007. Cluj set club records in free throws made (26) and attempted (37), too.
Lietkabelis finished the game with 111 points, also a new club record. Its best scoring mark until now was the 104 points it scored against Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana on November 30, 2022. Lietkabelis set a new EuroCup season high for the most free throws attempted (43) and made (35). Those 43 free throws attempted are the most by a team in a EuroCup game since Cedevita Zagreb went to the line 48 times in a 102-109 road victory against ALBA Berlin on November 14, 2018.
Even more records were set
Both teams combined for 231 points, the most ever for a game that went to single overtime. It ties for fourth place in the EuroCup's single-game all-time scoring charts, level with Lukoil Academic's 116-115 win against Zagreb in triple overtime on November 11, 2003.
ALBA and Bosna combined for 268 points in their five-overtime classic. Dreamland Gran Canaria vs. LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne (257 points) and ALBA vs. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (239) are ahead of this game in terms of combined scoring, but they went to triple and double overtime, respectively.
Three players per team scored 20 points or more in the contest between Cluj and Lietkabelis, too. D.J. Seeley paced the winners with 25 points, while Emanuel Cate and Jarell Eddie each added 20. Deividas Sirvydis led Lietkabelis with 29 points, Gediminas Orelik added 22 and Martynas Varnas had 20.
All in all, it was a high-scoring game that the fans inside BT-Arena will never, ever forget!