Monday , Aug , 11 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Linas Kleiza Hits Game-winner to Lead Lithuania Past Argentina

For a night, call it Linas-uania.

In a breathtaking moment of Lithuania Olympic lore, Nuggets forward Linas Kleiza hit a 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds left, a game-winner against Argentina, the 2004 gold-medal winners, here Sunday.

"It definitely felt good when it came out," Kleiza said Sunday. "It’s a good feeling, I’m not going to lie."

Kleiza had been quiet in the first three-plus quarters, in which his team played splendidly. With five minutes left, his team led by eight — and Kleiza had just four points.