If you’re a fan of beautiful basketball, Lithuania’s big EuroBasket win over Serbia Friday is not something you’re going to save on the DVR.
But there were a few quality highlights, and this sweet bounce pass to Jonas Valanciunas for the slam was one of them. That’s Mantas Kalnietis with the pass and he kind of summed up this game for Lithuania — he had nine assists and eight turnovers. He vacillated between brilliance and disaster all game long.
But he had one more assist than turnover, and that was good enough to send Lithuania to the EuroBasket finals and the 2016 Rio Olympics.