The third game of the Lithuanian Finals was probably one of the best games of the year with the close win by Zalgiris in Vilnius, 91-90. But the Zalgiris fans are not even happy as the only thing they’re discussing is the dirty play of Arturas Jomantas.
We have related this story already but now after game 3 of the Finals, a sequel of Jomantas’ dirty fundamentals has appeared on YouTube.
Part 1: Elbow-rebounding
Very nice elbow – check in the defensive rebound by Jomantas when he feels that he won’t get the board. And look at the Oscar-worthy reaction after the foul call. And by the way, what is the referee on the baseline doing standing there like a tree without any reaction on the elbow-check?
Part 2: Pushing fouls on jumping players
Not only is this a very dangerous play as the offensive player can fall down and get hurt, Jomantas’ foul was even dumb as it was not hard enough to prevent the basket.
I’d guess that with the next games of the Lithuanian finals, we’ll have more to come in this story.